Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2013

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At-A-Glance: May is Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in America, claiming over 137,000 lives each year. A major cause of long-term adult disability, these “brain attacks” occur due to blood clots or broken blood vessels that interrupt the vital flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. When brain damage occurs, abilities such as speech, movement or memory may be impaired. Some people recover completely, but more than 2/3 of survivors face some type of disability. Currently, there are seven million stroke survivors over the age of 20 in the United States.
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Considering a Career as a Hospice Nurse

As I sit here contemplating the reasons why others should choose a career as a hospice nurse, I remember back to the past 17 years. During this time, I’ve dedicated my life to being a hospice nurse. As cliché as it sounds, it’s not what I do — it’s who I am. I cannot imagine doing anything else.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Tammy Queen

The positive and healing effects of massage therapy are well-documented, and Crossroads Hospice is lucky enough to have one volunteer with a massage therapy license who was inspired to give back.
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National Cancer Survivor’s Day: a day to celebrate and reflect

National Cancer Survivor’s Day is an important day for anyone who has lived through a battle with cancer, or is currently battling cancer. It’s a day to celebrate those who have survived, and inspire those who have recently been diagnosed. The fight against cancer is long and hard, but on June 2nd, cancer survivors and their families and friends unite to celebrate the victories along the way.
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Ladies & Gentleman, presenting Crossroads University!

Like most ideas or concepts,Crossroads University started very small. “Wouldn’t it be great to have all of our educational pieces (in-services, whitepapers, etc.) in one place on the internet?” This one small question has now become a place where physicians, nurses, administrators, and others cannot only learn, but can earn Continuing Education (CE) credits about hospice-related topics and virtually anything that interests them.
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