Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - October 2021
Posted on October 24, 2021 in Palliative CareWithout a doubt, the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic have been the frontline workers who have worked tirelessly to keep Americans safe and healthy. While many nurses and doctors have received public recognition for their services, there are countless other healthcare professionals who have remained under the radar. Despite playing a big role in the frontline response to COVID-19, respiratory therapists have simply not received enough public recognition for the care they’ve provided to countless patients.
Posted on October 21, 2021 in Happiness Project“Empathy plays a huge part in my volunteer work. I can’t take credit for anything I do. I believe God has put me through things that make me understand where I am today.” Those are the words of Virginia Spikes who has been volunteering at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care in Memphis since 2014.
Posted on October 17, 2021 in Palliative CareMost people know that cancer is a leading cause of death – responsible for 10 million deaths worldwide annually. But do they know that cancer can conceal itself, sending messages to the body that it is healthy — all while using the body’s systems to help itself grow undetected?
Posted on October 14, 2021 in Spiritual CareBurnout is a type of exhaustion caused by feeling constantly overwhelmed by prolonged physical, mental, and emotional stress. Many people think of burnout as something related to a person’s career, but burnout is also common among caregivers.