In recent years, there have been a number of powerful documentaries taking a look at end-of-life decisions. The most recent is End Game by filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman of Telling Pictures.
Running just 40 minutes, End Game had its world premiere at the celebrated Sundance Film Festival and launched on Netflix this month.
True love is forever – and when our Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Donald Henke expressed a wish to marry his longtime girlfriend Karen Slabaugh for his Gift of a Day, the whole community jumped in to make it a perfect day.
No one in the healthcare arena can escape the legal and regulatory pitfalls we encounter today while trying to provide care to our patients. Ensuring they understand the care being provided is more essential now than ever. Not only does it protect healthcare professionals and healthcare organizations, but – primarily and most importantly – it protects the patient.
There’s a lot of talk these days about going green. We recycle more. We try to protect and preserve green spaces. When you combine these growing environmental concerns with a growing desire to include more personal touches in funeral arrangements, it is no surprise that many people are look to the option of a green burial.
Chronic pain is among the top complaints of patients who visit a primary care physician. In fact, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies reports there are approximately 100 million Americans affected with chronic pain. That’s more than diabetes, cancer, and heart disease combined.
Healthcare is constantly evolving to ensure patients with life-limiting illnesses have access to new treatments and care delivery models to best meet their needs. While this often improves patient quality of life, it can be confusing for billers.