NewsLine - December 2011 - (Page 1)

The Monthly Membership Publication of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization December 2011 Inside Regaining Trust Executive coach, Richard Maxwell, shares five ways to regain trust in your professional and personal relationships, plus another four specifically for leaders. Hospice in the Continuum Since March 2011, NewsLine has spotlighted what providers are doing to reach patients earlier in the illness trajectory. This month we recap the year’s features—and the new Community Assessment Tool free to members. Responding With Skill and Compassion When It’s Needed Most By Barbara Ivanko, LCSW s the Hospice Medicare Benefit approaches its 30th year, clinicians are seeing a change in the types of patients coming into hospice, a change that is occurring across three significant variables. This, in turn, is calling for interdisciplinary team members to challenge old expectations of how patients and families “should” behave and to learn new skills in order to intervene effectively. In this article, we look at both the changes and some positive interventions. Modern Families The Voice of NCHPP Through the sharing of “Vicky’s story,” Rex Allen and Diane Snyder Cowan of the Bereavement Professional Section discuss how we can help people with intellectual disabilities grieve. A Short Takes… • NHPCO Honors Hospice Service • First-Ever Virtual Conference for Volunteers and Volunteer Managers • Are POLST Registries Part of Our Future? A Message From Don Member News and Notes Regulatory Tip of the Month Educational Offerings FHSSA Newsletter Winning Entries from the Creative Arts Contest! The 3 Significant Variables A Broader Range of “Issues” As the healthcare community and general population have grown to continued on next page

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NewsLine - December 2011

Working With Modern Families
A Message From Don
Regaining Trust
Need Compliance Answers? (display ad)
Hospice in the Continuum
New Community Assessment Tool
The Voice of NCHPP
Helping the Person With Intellectual Disabilities Grieve
Bereavement Professional Monthly Chats
Recruiting Problems? HMR (display ad)
We Earned Our Merit Badge in Efficiency (display ad)
NHPCO Honors Hospice Service
Are POLST Registries Part of Our Future?
Virtual Conference for Volunteers and Volunteer Managers
Winning Entries from 2011 Creative Arts Contest
Delta Care Rx (display ad)
Member News and Notes
Regulatory Tip of the Month
Educational Offerings
A New Way to Support Hospice
FHSSA Newsletter

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