Caregiving and Hospice, June 16 - June 22, 2013

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

Gifts of the Heart: A lovely documentary piece (15 minutes) on the benefits of hospice volunteering  « YouTube

A Search for Harmony,  « New York Times

New End-of-Life Measure Quietly Sweeps Nation: States Embrace POLSTs http://bit.ly/15mM96j « Stateline (Daily News Service of The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Amen! Palliative care has become the last bastion of health care sanity, http://j.mp/10AC2yI « Kevin MD

A Palliative Nurse Practitioner's lovely story: Dying a Hero's Death, http://j.mp/1awOe5r « Kevin MD

Atul Gawande launches innovation lab; aims to make sure physicians understand patients' wishes at end of life, http://j.mp/16OSaMv  « WBUR, Boston

Important! What I've learned about family meetings, http://j.mp/10AtV5a « ASCO Connection

Tender and moving: What It's Like to Be a Hospice Nurse, http://j.mp/11AKh9h « Slate

3 Reasons to Talk About Death - Right Now, http://j.mp/17XYAM8 « eFuneral

Cancer support groups: A patient's perspective, http://j.mp/11U3K7R « Cancerwise

Death happens - plan for it: Key checklist, http://j.mp/19JsDI7 « MoneySavingExpert.com

Death Be Not Decaffeinated: Over Cup, Groups Face Taboo,  http://j.mp/1ajGZxu « NYT

Choosing Wisely Campaign: Helping physicians and families have informed talks on tests, treatments http://j.mp/13LtnHQ « Institute of Medicine
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