Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2017

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Understanding End-of-Life Constipation

End-of-life constipation is a very common condition. There are multiple factors that contribute to constipation in the terminally ill. Caregivers should be aware of the symptoms so that they can address them quickly and effectively.
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Five Ways to Engage Your Kids While Grieving

The passing of a spouse is difficult for many reasons. Not only is there an avalanche of feelings that you have to cope with, but you are now left to handle financial issues, other life chores, and many times, children to guide through the grieving process as well.
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Serving Korean War Veterans 65 Years After the War

The Korean War began on June 25, 1950 when soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army crossed the 38th parallel to invade the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. It ended on July 27, 1953 when an armistice was signed bringing the war to an end. Over the course of three years, over 5 million soldiers and civilians were killed – including 36,915 American soldiers.
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How to Cope with the Death of a Friend

You can never really be prepared for the death of a close friend. When the news came that my dear friend Susan had passed away, it hit me like a punch to the stomach. Although she'd been fighting cancer for some time, there was no gradual decline. One week, she was hosting a house concert; the next, she was gone. The initial reeling shock of the news gave way to hyperventilating tears as soon as I could escape to my car.
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Seven Ways to Maintain Patient Dignity at End of Life

One of the greatest fears people have about dying is losing their sense of dignity and independence. Fortunately, the hospice care philosophy is built around respecting the patient and their wishes, providing each individual with the highest quality of life for however many days they have remaining. Maintaining patient dignity at end of life is paramount.
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