May 2016


The Total Pain Model - 9 Key Points


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The hospice model of care is based upon the concept of "total pain," which acknowledges that patients with serious and life-limiting illness suffer because of physical, emotional, social and spiritual sources of pain and suffering. 
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May 19 2016


The Total Pain Model – 9 Key Points


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The hospice model of care is based upon the concept of "total pain," which acknowledges that patients with serious and life-limiting illness suffer because of physical, emotional, social and spiritual sources of pain and suffering. 
 
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May 19 2016


Social Workers Help Patients Find Peace at the End of Life


As a hospice social worker, commitment to a patient's goals of care entails being a good listener, honoring each person's need to follow his or her own path without judgment and collaborating closely with other members of the transdisciplinary team to achieve the best possible outcome. 
 
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May 19 2016


A Family Caregiver's Story


Q: Why was it so important to your mom to have a voice in her care?
A: Mom was scared. Everything about her disease was causing her to lose her autonomy. When you can no longer feed yourself, go to the bathroom alone or even raise a tissue to wipe tears from your eyes, having a say in your care matters.  While she became trapped within her own body, she could still decide who she invited into her home.  She welcomed the hospice team into our family. They  gave us comfort in our greatest time of need.   
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May 19 2016


Visionary "Total Pain Model" Guides Hospice Care


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Hospice professionals today owe a debt of gratitude to Dame Cicely Saunders for the model of healthcare she developed in the 1960s. As a nurse, turned social worker, turned physician, she established St. Christopher's Hospice in London in 1967

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May 18 2016

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