Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Five Essential Things to Say to a Dying Person

Sometimes in life, an unexpected loss can prevent us from saying the important things that need to be said to our loved ones before they pass. In these cases, we may be left with lifelong regrets, wondering things like “what if I had a chance to say goodbye?”
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Planning Ahead for Hospice Care

As healthcare practitioners, we have an obligation to provide patients with all the information they need to make the best decisions about their healthcare.
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Signs and Symptoms of Spiritual Distress

Spirituality can be a great source of comfort. But when a person is facing a loss, physical and emotional pain, or other challenges, they may experience spiritual distress. Spiritual distress occurs when a person is no longer able to find meaning, peace, comfort, strength, or connection in life.
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The Gift of Courage: Living Your Best Life on Hospice

“[Hospice] is about living,” says Dr. Tim Ihrig, Chief Medical Officer at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care. “We can’t change that we all are going to die. So let’s refocus the conversation from dying to “how do you want to live?”