Posted on July 9, 2018 in Palliative CareWhat’s important to you? Your answer as a healthy 25-year old may be very different from a person diagnosed with a serious illness.
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Posted on October 3, 2017 in Palliative CareOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's hard to miss with even the White House turning pink. It's been a very successful awareness campaign – except with all that pink, it's easy to overlook that men get breast cancer, too. In fact, over 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone.
Posted on July 13, 2017 in Palliative CareFor many in the modern hospice movement, the name Dame Cicely Saunders carries a level of respect akin to that of Florence Nightingale or Clara Barton. Saunders is widely regarded as a key founder of modern hospice programs as well as one of the first leading advocates for palliative care to help ensure patients with terminal illnesses are treated with compassion and respect.
Posted on December 14, 2016You'll hear the familiar song in church or as you walk through the mall this holiday season singing "tidings of comfort and joy." These words take on new meaning for those living with a life-limiting illness this holiday season. Give patients the gift of comfort by setting up a consultation with Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care and help them experience less stress and more quality time with the people they love.
Posted on November 9, 2016 in Palliative Care"Last November, I got really sick," patient Ed Burkholder begins. That’s an understatement. Suffering from pneumonia and sepsis, he ended up in the ICU.
Posted on November 4, 2016As a social worker who specializes in palliative care, I am always looking for the next best thing to offer patients who are living with a chronic and potentially life-limiting illness. Those resources surround the goals of managing or limiting symptoms, providing support and helping individuals live the fullest and highest quality lives possible. Most people associate the treatment of symptoms with medication and keeping someone comfortable. This may very well be the case for many illnesses, and their related symptoms, but I recently had my whole perspective turned upside down in regard to treating symptoms of one particular chronic illness: Parkinson’s disease.