Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Signs & Symptoms of Heart Attack in Women

When most people picture a heart attack, they imagine what they’ve seen in movies or on TV. A man clutches his chest or his arm before falling to the ground. But what happens when it’s a woman experiencing a heart attack?
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Updating Your Advance Directive for 2019

Many of us know firsthand the value of having an advance care directive to ensure our healthcare wishes at the end of life are met. But as the saying goes, “life happens.” We age, our health changes, and sometimes, the healthcare decisions we once found important change as well. The start of a new year is the perfect time to review and refresh an advance care directive, or begin crafting a new one.
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What Services Do Hospice Patients & Their Families Receive?

Hospice care is available to terminally ill patients who have made the decision to focus on quality of life over curative treatments. The patient and their family receive care and support from a team of end-of-life professionals who focus on providing comfort by managing physical symptoms and addressing emotional and spiritual needs.
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What is Trauma-Informed Care?

Those of us working in end-of-life care have become very well versed in addressing and providing support for the trauma that Veterans have experienced during their time in the service. But how often do we think about the trauma that other patients have experienced in their lives?