Hello there, and welcome to the hospice conversation!
If you’ve found your way here, you’re probably not afraid of the word “hospice”. However, you’ve likely encountered patients and family members who fear the dreaded “H” word. One must admit, the word ‘hospice’ does come with a lot of baggage. The goal of this blog is to unpack some of that baggage.
Kristin Meador is a registered nurse for a non-profit hospice. She has worked as a hospice inpatient nurse, nurse case manager for home hospice, hospice discharge planner, advance care planning facilitator, and hospice community liaison.
The goal of this blog is that healthcare providers, patients, family members and caregivers will find useful information about hospice and palliative care, as well as other end of life issues. Kristin also believes that storytelling is a beautiful way to impart information – so you may laugh or cry as you’re learning.
Our most popular posts include:
- Hospice 101
- Jesus Gone Bad Pt 1 (Where I learn that I am not the boss, and tell me most embarrassing nursing story)
- Jesus Gone Bad Pt 2 (Where my faith in humanity is restored, and I remember that under all the sh*t, we are just humans)
- A Love Letter to Caregivers
- The Very Important Work of Dying
Upcoming topics to include:
- Becoming a Hospice Nurse – Is it a Calling?
- Advance Care Planning: the Key to Preventing Hospital Readmissions
- End-0f-Life Conversations: Three Things You Should Never Forget
- A Day in the Life of a Hospice Community Liaison Nurse
- The Joys and Sorrows of Standing Vigil
- Impossible Patients and the Lessons They Have Taught Me
- Hospice Marketing and Why I Refuse to ‘Sell’ Hospice
- How to Prevent Hospice Horror Stories
- Compassion Fatigue or Blurred Boundaries?
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