Sunday, June 23, 2013

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 « Stateline (Daily News Service of The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Amen! Palliative care has become the last bastion of health care sanity, « Kevin MD

A Palliative Nurse Practitioner's lovely story: Dying a Hero's Death, « Kevin MD

Atul Gawande launches innovation lab; aims to make sure physicians understand patients' wishes at end of life,  « WBUR, Boston

Important! What I've learned about family meetings, « ASCO Connection

Tender and moving: What It's Like to Be a Hospice Nurse, « Slate

3 Reasons to Talk About Death - Right Now, « eFuneral

Cancer support groups: A patient's perspective, « Cancerwise

Death happens - plan for it: Key checklist, «

Death Be Not Decaffeinated: Over Cup, Groups Face Taboo, « NYT

Choosing Wisely Campaign: Helping physicians and families have informed talks on tests, treatments « Institute of Medicine
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