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12 min ago | BioMed Central

Predictors of emergency room visits or acute hospital admissions...

Hospice palliative care is a philosophy of care that aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for clients with life-threatening illnesses or end of life issues.

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5 hrs ago | North Country Now

Story from NorthCountryNow.com

As a licensed funeral director, owner and manager of Phillips Memorial Home, the announcement from SUNY Canton says, he is an advocate of quality end-of-life care for community members through his volunteer work with Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

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9 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

Grandmother is caring volunteer

A GRANDMOTHER is drawing on a lifetime of caring experience to bring emotional comfort to people with life-limiting illness in their own homes.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Health Care Renewal

The Price of Compassion - Commercialized Hospices and the Mistreatment of Vulnerable Patients

Introduction - Commercialized Hospices We have occasionally written about the rise of the commercialized hospice industry, and concerns that commercialized hospices may not be providing the compassionate care they promise.

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Island Gazette Newspaper Online

NC Hospice Association Works to Achieve First Ever Hospice Seat on the NC SHCC

The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina is proud to announce that two of its members have been appointed to serve on the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council by Governor Pat McCrory.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Pop/Rock, The Association, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Newswise

Early Palliative Care Cuts Costs for Critically Ill Patients

* Palliative care consults lowered costs for patients with a primary diagnosis of cancer, both for patients discharged alive and those who died in the hospital.

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Lake Forester

Lake Forest Hospital receives Advanced Certification for Palliative Care

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital has earned Advanced Certification for Palliative Care which recognizes the hospital's focus on patient and family-centered care to optimize the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Lake Forest, IL

Worcester News

CHALLENGE: Parul Rabheru and Andrew Hine arrive at Santiago Cathedral.

But two intrepid management consultants from Worcester walked 570 miles across Spain in a bid to raise money for St Richard's Hospice.

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Lake Cowichan Gazette

Golf tournament raises $40,000 for Canuck Place

The annual golf tournament, held May 23 at the Northview Golf and Country Club, featured prizes, live and silent auctions and more.

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Cravenherald.co.uk

Terminally ill patient says iPad initiative provides reassurance

Terminally ill Judith Jovanic, 68, from Skipton has become one of the first to receive a vital mini iPad linking her directly with Airedale Hospital A TERMINALLY ill woman from Skipton has become one of the first to receive a vital mini iPad linking her directly with Airedale Hospital.

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Related Topix: North Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Medicine

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Noozhawk

Yacht Club, VNHC Host Reception to Honor Sponsors on Board for Upcoming Charity Regatta

Top row from left, Lynda Tanner, president and CEO of Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, Don and Dee Dee Barthelmess, Carol Kallman's husband and Don and Carol's daughter, with Robyn Parker, Santa Barbara Yacht Club Charity Regatta chair; Tom Parker, SBYC Charity Regatta past chair, and Rick Keith, VNHC Foundation executive director; bottom row from ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Charity , Medicine, World News, Venezuela, Brazil, Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara County, CA

Skegness Standard

Trust in charge of Pilgrim Hospital to stay in 'special measures' after inspection

The trust in charge of Boston's Pilgrim Hospital will stay in 'special measures' after inspectors found it still requires improvement.

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Phoenix New Times

PTSD Sufferers Can Obtain Medical Marijuana Under Arizona Law Starting in January

Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, announced the decision today in his blog.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Arizona, Arizona Government, Medicine

Canada.com

OTTAWA10/28/08-Dr Rene Leiva is a palliative care physician who wrote a letter to the editor about the"depression of the soul" for dying patientsl.Photo by Bruno Schlumberger,The Ottawa Citizen, assgt number 92238 A policy review by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons is sparking renewed debate about whether doctors should be allowed to ... (more)

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RTE.ie

Parents of twins with rare syndrome meet Taoiseach

The parents of twins with an extremely rare syndrome met Taoiseach Enda Kenny today in their battle to have the boys cared for at home.

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The Globe and Mail

Catholic head of hospital fired over refusal to perform abortion of a badly deformed fetus

Professor Bogdan Chazan smiles as he speaks to the media among his supporters in front of a maternity hospital in Warsaw June 13, 2014.

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Cumbernauld Today

Football tournament raises record amount for hospices

The organiser of the recent charity football tournament in support of CHAS and St Andrew's Hospice has now confirmed the amount raised this year is higher than ever before.

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WXII 12 Winston-Salem

Handbags for auction

The Kidspath Program at Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care in Mount Airy will host a "Handbag for Hospice" auction next Friday night.

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Eastern Daily Press

Taverham mother who lost child is fundraising for East Anglia's Children's Hospices

Sparhawk Infant School pupils Ryan Parr, Bea Cogman, Ellouise Russen and Oliver Warren present EACH fundraiser Rose Peasgood with the toys the school has donated to the charity.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Norfolk County, England, United Kingdom, World News,

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Motorcycle run to benefit Hospice scheduled for July 26 in Norfolk

A benefit motorcycle run that has raised $63,397 in 15 years for Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley will be hitting the road again on July 26 from the Norwood American Legion.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Norfolk, NY, Madrid, NY, Massena, NY, Waddington, NY

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