National Health Care Decisions Day
National Health Care Decisions Day
April 13, 2022

National Health Care Decisions Day is April 16. Testimony to the adage that “nothing in this life is certain but death and taxes, perhaps? April 16 is reserved ...

Finding Your Balance and Coping with Stress
Finding Your Balance and Coping with Stress
April 08, 2022

The American Psychological Association defines stress as “The physiological or psychological response to internal or external stressors. Stress involves ...

Relieving Caregiver Stress
Relieving Caregiver Stress
April 06, 2022

“Caregiver stress” is a frequently used term, but it can show itself in different ways in different people. Stress can be categorized in two ways: physical or ...

Developing Strategies For Effective Spiritual Care at End of Life
Developing Strategies For Effective Spiritual Care at End of Life
December 16, 2021

As the end of life approaches, people often start to reexamine their spirituality in ways that they haven’t before. It’s a time of change and exploration as ...

Honoring Traditions During the Holidays
Honoring Traditions During the Holidays
December 10, 2021

In our increasingly fast-paced lives it is easy to get so wrapped-up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season that we forget to be present in the moment. ...

Lessons Learned: The Intersection of End-of-Life, Telehealth, and a Pandemic
Lessons Learned: The Intersection of End-of-Life, Telehealth, and a Pandemic
December 06, 2021

End of life and palliative care have long been known as high-touch models of interdisciplinary care. The spiritual, psychosocial, and physical comfort that are ...

Healthcare Quality is all About the Right Sticks and Carrots
Healthcare Quality is all About the Right Sticks and Carrots
October 12, 2021

The old story that the best way to make a donkey move is to put a carrot out in front of it and jab it with a stick from behind can be a helpful way to think ...

Cultural Considerations for Supporting Hispanic/LatinX Patients at the End of Life
Cultural Considerations for Supporting Hispanic/LatinX Patients at the End of Life
October 01, 2021

Since 1988, as a nation we’ve taken September 15 to October 15 to observe Hispanic Heritage Month. While we take this time to celebrate and learn more about ...

Learning How to Meet Patient Needs Through Trauma-Informed Care
Learning How to Meet Patient Needs Through Trauma-Informed Care
September 11, 2021

We need to understand our patients’ pasts so we can address their triggers.   Trauma-informed care (TIC) is a hot topic these days, and the coronavirus ...

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