May 2016


Why Art and Music Therapy Matter to Me


Obviously, living with a terminal illness is extremely stressful and heart breaking.  But we as a family went all-in together.  We did so much. Hospice of the Western Reserve supported us in creating a care strategy to take care of Mom. Music and art therapy allowed us to create memories and works of art that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
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May 22 2016


The Profound Impact of Art Therapy


​Art therapy can have a profound impact on a patient’s well-being, while also creating a legacy for loved ones. Art Therapist Holly Queen’s work with Michele Tripi and her family epitomizes this dual role.  Under Holly’s guidance, Michele’s life was enhanced through regular art therapy visits.
 
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May 22 2016


Effective Communication Promotes Informed ACP Decisions


Q:  What are some of your chief responsibilities as a Nurse Practitioner for Hospice of the Western Reserve?
A:  I work on the Lakewood and Westlake teams to provide care for patients and their families in the home setting. Patients or their surrogates are able to select me as their attending of record for home hospice care. This allows us to work together to develop their plan of care and prescribe the necessary medications to provide the best quality of life through their illness trajectory. 
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May 22 2016


Case Study: Peds Team Support Improves Quality of Life for Patient and Family


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​Husam is an 18-year- old who is developmentally at a 3-month- old level with Cerebral Palsy, seizures, and respiratory failure. Hospice of the Western Reserve's pediatric palliative care team met Husam and his mother in June  after being contacted by the hospital where he had been receiving treatment.  The family emigrated to the U.S. from  Iraq under refugee status in their quest to find medical support for Husam. An older brother with similar disorders had died in Iraq.
 
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May 22 2016


Sibling Grief


Sibling relationships are like no other. There is a commonality that does not exist in other relationships. When a sibling dies, the loss can be overpowering. Siblings are often thought of as the “forgotten mourners.” Friends, neighbors, and other family members offer comfort and support to mom and dad, but often neglect siblings, disenfranchising their grief. 
 
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May 21 2016

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