NewsLine - February 2012 - (Page Intro)

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. PLUS: 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

Gearing Up for Hospice Advocacy
A Message From Don
MLC 2012 (display ad)
Caring for LGBT Patients
The Voice of NCHPP
Measuring Spiritual Suffering
Spiritual Caregiver Section Monthly Chats
NHF 2012 Gala (display ad)
FHPC’s Transitions Program for African Americans
State Hospice Profiles (display ad)
Experience the ACHC Difference (display ad)
Meet NHPCO’s Hospice Ambassador, Torrey DeVitto
FHSSA Partnership Program (display ad)
Short Takes
Member News and Notes
Regulatory Tip of the Month
Educational Offerings
Resource Links to Bookmark
Videos Worth Watching
News From FHSSA

NewsLine - February 2012