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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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The Clinician-Scientists Transdisciplinary Aging Research (Clin-STAR) Coordinating Center is seeking to fund pilot grants of up to $50,000 each. The funding provides opportunities to build mentee-mentor relationships at different...

source: Clnician Scientists Transdisciplinary Aging Research

Patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) need expert palliative care at the end of life. In the U.S., hospice may provide this care, but few patients enroll, and information about hospice experience...

source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Hospice deaths in the U.S. are increasing. Dying hospice patients may have rapidly emerging needs the hospice team cannot immediately meet, exposing family caregivers to fright-inducing (i.e., scary) situations. In this study, researchers...

source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Thanks to a generous sponsorship, SWHPN is able to offer a limited number of scholarships for the 2021 Summits. These scholarships are for both members and non-members, and will cover the costs associated with attending one virtual Summit of your choice. We are hoping to...

source: SWHPN

Vickie Leff, Terry Altilio, and Anne Kelemen are hosting a series of conversations called "Reflections 2020: Inequities — Deepening the Conversation, Informing Action" The intention is to honor patients and families who...

source: Serious Illness Conversations

Each year, SWHPN members nominate their peers to recognize outstanding achievements in social work hospice and palliative care. Self-nominations are permitted. Winners will be formally recognized at the 2021 SWHPN Summits and across our online platform. You can find award...

source: SWHPN


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