Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Supporting Men with Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's hard to miss with everything from our green logo to NFL gloves and shoes going 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.
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Hospice Chaplains: Superheroes with Soul

In hospice care, the focus is on caring for the whole patient. This is why we have a multi-disciplinary team visiting each patient. It’s easy to understand the role of nurses and aides in hospice care, but emotional and spiritual support often prompts the question: What does a hospice chaplain do?
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Nursing Care Plans for the Palliative Care Patient: Success Everyone Likes

Mr. Schmidt was living with COPD. His local hospital considered him one of their “frequent fliers,” because he visited the Emergency Department (ED) six times in the past three months due to exacerbations in his condition. When a few months passed without seeing Mr. Schmidt, the ED team started to wonder when his next visit would be.
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How Palliative Care Supports Dialysis Patients

Our kidneys are part of our body's filtration system. When they are functioning properly, they filter waste and extra water out of our blood to make urine. This helps to control our chemical levels and blood pressure. It also keeps our bones healthy and helps our body produce red blood cells to carry fresh oxygen throughout our body.