ON OUR COVER:
Two Free Events to Help Bring a Unified Message to Capitol Hill
NHPCO and HAN are offering two free advocacy events to make sure the “voice of hospice” is heard in this busy election year (when one third of the Senate and every member of the House are also up for election). NewsLine previews both events.
Caring for LGBT Patients
Sexual orientation and gender identity are complex constructs that aren’t easy to make sense of. So what are the wrong questions to ask and what are the right ones when caring for patients at the end of life? Kimberly Acquaviva, a noted authority on LGBT aging, provides valuable guidance.
The Voice of NCHPP
NCHPP Spiritual Caregiver Section leader, Bonnie Meyer, discusses the need for a standardized tool to measure spiritual suffering—but also shares a tool now in use at Hospice of the Bluegrass.
Meet NHPCO Hospice Ambassador, Torrey DeVitto Short Takes
• Helping Families Cope With Grief • MLC Learning Journal Wins the Gold • National Center Hosts Coalition
Hospice in the Continuum
In partnership with the local faith community, Family Hospice and Palliative Care launched a Transitions program in 2011 to improve access among African Americans. Learn about the partnership and results so far.
Member News and Notes Regulatory Tip of the Month Upcoming Educational Offerings Resource Links to Bookmark News From FHSSA
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NewsLine - February 2012