Posted on April 3, 2020 in Hospice EducationAs the world’s population continues to climb and new challenges like COVID-19 arise, the demand for high-quality care provided by the hospice and palliative care industry is increasing. Since 2018, an estimated 40 million people around the world are in need of end-of-life care each year, according to a study by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Posted on March 12, 2020 in Hospice EducationNo one ever wants to think about a child in pain, let alone a child having to face a serious life-limiting or terminal illness. It’s always a heartbreaking situation. As hospice professionals, we feel heartbroken, too. We know it is a privilege to be invited into the family’s circle of support. As trained end-of-life professionals, we focus our efforts to bringing the terminally-ill child comfort and care while supporting their parents and siblings through their very difficult journey.
Posted on March 1, 2020 in Hospice EducationOn paper, the career path of a social worker is pretty straightforward. Applicants go to school to get their Bachelor’s degree in social work, they do an internship in the community, and if possible, they go on to get their Master’s degree in social work and begin their career.
Posted on February 26, 2020 in Hospice EducationIf your idea of a heart attack is a man clutching his chest, there’s a good reason for that. Younger men are far more likely to be diagnosed with heart disease than women. Despite this, heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, but their symptoms and outcomes are quite different depending on which gender is facing them.
Posted on February 12, 2020 in Hospice EducationWhen someone is facing a serious accident or illness, they probably expect that their partner can step in to provide care and make healthcare decisions. Unfortunately, unmarried partners are often prevented from making medical and financial decisions for their partners without the proper paperwork.