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Celebrating National Healthcare Decisions Day

By R. Bruce Dalglish of Philadelphia Updated 6/25/2018 Last Saturday on April 16, America celebrated an important holiday. National Healthcare Decisions Day was established to educate the public and healthcare professionals about the value of advance healthcare planning for people of all ages and medical histories. To share this critical message and help raise awareness about this …

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The Rewarding Feeling of Coordinating Volunteers for Hospice Patients

By R. Bruce Dalglish Updated June 25, 2018 It takes a unique village of high-quality professionals and caring human beings to ensure that Alliance Hospice provides and maintains an excellent level of care. Our patients deserve nothing less, and our dedicated staff are determined to assure that our patients are as comfortable as possible, and feel that they …

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Understanding and Navigating Pain Management

By R. Bruce Dalglish Updated June 25, 2018 Understanding and navigating pain management is a core component of hospice care. Indeed, the very philosophy of hospice care subscribes to the belief that people have the right to live as pain-free and comfortable as possible during their end-of-life. A majority of patients and their families/caregivers tend to …

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What Happens to Loved Ones When Primary Caregivers Lose Steam?

By R. Bruce Dalglish Updated June 25, 2018 Taking care of a loved one with a terminal illness is not easy. Most caregivers become so immersed in focusing all of their attention on their loved ones, they frequently neglect their own personal needs eventually leading to burnout. Burnout can materialize physically, emotionally and psychologically. With limited …

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