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Anticipatory Grief: Break on Through to the Other Side

I received news about a friend recently — his seizures have now collided into a diagnosis of glioblastoma. A strong and steady man, trustworthy through and through, reliable, and ever-so-devoted is suddenly facing a life-limiting illness. His life has forever changed;...

source: By Lisa Cole
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A Guardian Newspaper survey of social workers in the U.K. published in 2015 suggested that "The happiest social workers are in Wales." In exploring why this may be so, the authors undertook an in-depth national online survey in 2017 of all social workers in Wales registered...

source: Journal of Social Work

Palliative care is an evolving field with extensive studies demonstrating its benefits to patients, families, and the healthcare system. Many health systems have developed or are developing palliative care programs....

source: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

Emotional distress often causes patients with cancer and their family caregivers (FCGs) to avoid end-of-life discussions and advance care planning (ACP), which may undermine quality of life...

source: American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

There is no clear definition of what constitutes a good death or its features. Patients, caregivers, physicians and relatives have different notions of a good death. Discussions have been driven by academic perspectives,...

source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Honey Goodman is Administrator and COO of Treasure Valley Hospice, LLC. writes: "'The best decision I've ever made.' 'Meant so much.' 'Godsend.' These are common refrains from so many Idahoans who have experienced hospice care firsthand. At Treasure Valley Hospice in...

source: Idaho Press

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made waves in January when it unveiled plans to test a hospice carve-in under Medicare Advantage (MA), a step long viewed as "inevitable." Specifically, CMS officials said they would...

source: Home Health Care News


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