Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Helping People to Connect to the Divine

One of the many duties of the chaplain in the healthcare system is to help patients and loved ones find a sense of peace in the time leading up to a patient’s transition. As medical care professionals, we encounter people from many different backgrounds and traditions.
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How Psychosocial Factors Affect Pain

physical symptoms like pain can be affected by the psychosocial influences on the patient. Psychosocial factors that may affect pain include things like marital status, social support, bereavement, home and work environment, social status, and social integration.
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Understanding Spiritual Needs at End of Life

Cliff* is a 75-year-old male with leukemia receiving hospice care from Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care. Cliff was raised in church. He describes a time when he was eight years old at a church worship service where he felt the very presence of God.
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Final Moments: Stories from Evenmore Care

One of the fundamental beliefs of Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is that no one should die alone. When a patient begins to show signs and symptoms that death is approaching, our team begins what we call Evenmore Care. A staff member sits beside to support the patient and their family until they pass away.