Many people are now more familiar with the words palliative care and hospice, but there’s often confusion about what they are and how they’re different. In honor of this month, which celebrates and spreads awareness about hospice and palliative care, we’ve created this Q & A.
Here at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Management and Leadership Conference, there is a special breakfast to learn about a unique program that NHPCO offers, the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa (FHSSA). The foundation’s mission is to build partnerships to enhance compassionate care in Africa by connecting partners from organizations across the […]
Greetings from National Harbor, Maryland, where I’m attending the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) 27th Management and Leadership Conference, entitled, “Listen, Engage, Advocate and Define: It’s About How We LEAD.” NHPCO holds two major conferences annually, and this one is targeted more for administration and managers. I don’t routinely attend this one, but […]
Greetings from the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado, where many of my palliative care colleagues are together for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine/Hospice and Palliative Nurses’ Association Annual Assembly. In addition to me, Dr. Catherine Kelly-Langen from our palliative care team, as well as Dr. Dianna Yip, one of our palliative care […]
I flew from the pediatric palliative care conference in S. Korea the week of Thanksgiving, directly to another conference in Cyprus (an island nation near Greece and Turkey). I was in Cyprus last week with two other U.S. pediatric palliative care colleagues to teach an intensive pain and palliative care course to the Middle East […]