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Role Of Nurse Practitioners

The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Palliative Care

Palliative care is a specialized field of healthcare that focuses on improving the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses and their families. Within the realm of palliative care, nurse practitioners play a crucial and multifaceted role.
Sundowning Dementia

How to Navigate Dementia Sundowning

Dementia is a complex and challenging condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. One common symptom in individuals with dementia is sundowning. Sundowning refers to a pattern of increased confusion, agitation, and behavioral changes that often occur in the late afternoon or early evening.
Right Program Right Time

Right Program, Right Time: Unique Care at Crossroads

As a nurse practitioner, I am often asked about the difference between hospice and palliative care. The words “hospice” and “palliative” can trigger different emotions and hold different meanings for different people. The examples below can offer some clarity on these differences as well as how these types of care work together at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care.
Breast Cancer Palliative Care

One Patient’s Experience with Palliative Care

A few years ago, as a primary care provider, I was caring for a patient named “Samantha*” who was 55 years old and was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I remember meeting with her and her husband about this new diagnosis and trying to answer as many of their questions as I could.