Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2017

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Why Intern at Crossroads Hospice?

“It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.” When I read this quote, it reminds me of the staff at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care and how wonderful my experience as a hospice social work intern has been with them thus far. But before I dive into detail about my hospice internship experience, let’s start with the basics.
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What My Hospice Aide Means to Me

Hospice aides have a truly unique calling to serve. In a patient’s final weeks, days, and hours, it is the hospice aide who spends the most time with the patient. They provide personal care including bathing, dressing, and grooming. These hardworking and compassionate individuals provide this care with a focus on maintaining patient dignity.
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How We Can Better Serve Vietnam Veterans at End of Life

Some of the most memorable post-World War II images involve Americans joyfully celebrating the end of the war. Who can forget the famous shot of the “Kissing Sailor” and the anonymous nurse celebrating the end of the war in Times Square? Or the ticker tape parades welcoming the troops home from Europe and the Pacific?
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Why Millennials Should Have an Advance Directive

Millennials – the common name for babies of the 80’s and 90’s – are perhaps best known for their carefree spirits and ambition in seeking adventure. These young people are often found challenging their own mortality in a variety of ways: intense workouts, exotic travel, the consumption of junk food and other substances. You name it. So what happens when this happy-go-lucky sensibility backfires, taking a turn for the worse?
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