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Improving access, care and knowledge about hospice, grief and loss

When is it time for hospice?

  • Health status has declined significantly despite medical treatment.
  • Treatments aimed at curing a serious illness are no longer effective or desired.
  • Focus on quality of life is predominant goal.
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Live on January 21, 2020

Suicide in Later Life: Who's at Risk and How You Can Help

Dr. Judith Stillion will examine trends and hallmarks of elderly suicide, suggest approaches for working with seniors experiencing suicidal ideation, and discuss supporting family and friends when a suicide occurs.

Dr. Judith Stillion will examine trends and hallmarks of elderly suicide, suggest approaches for working with seniors experiencing suicidal ideatio...

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15 Recommendations for Preventing Medication Diversion & Misuse in Hospice Care

A panel of experts in hospice, palliative care and substance use disorder has issued 15 recommendations to provide guidance to hospice personnel on evidence-informed strategies to prevent medication diversion and misuse.

A panel of experts in hospice, palliative care and substance use disorder has issued 15 recommendations to provide guidance to hospice personnel on...

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Grief Chat with Rev. Paul Metzler

Join Rev. Metzler on February 4 at 1:00 pm ET for a chat about his Ask an Expert column, "When Well-Meaning Comments Make My Grief Worse" in the Journeys newsletter. Ask questions, share experiences and gain insight and advice from Rev. Metzler and other Journeys readers.

Join Rev. Metzler on February 4 at 1:00 pm ET for a chat about his Ask an Expert column, "When Well-Meaning Comments Make My Grief Worse" in the Jo...

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