PALLIATIVE CARE ISSUES FOR TRANSFUSION-DEPENDENT PATIENTS

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The decision to stop transfusions can be a difficult one for patients and families. This resource from Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin offers “Fast Facts” about transfusion and clarifies the risks and benefits associated with the tre...

The Psychosocial Impact of Isolation

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On March 12, 2020, I was driving to Tennessee so my son could visit with his cousins before his Spring Break ended. As I was driving, I got notification, after notification, on my phone from the long-term care facilities that I visited as a hospice s...

Music and Hospice

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Pathway’s incredible team of SEVEN Hospice Chaplains have always utilized music as a way to connect with our patients. We’re looking forward to post- COVID days when they can resume their group devotionals in which music played such an...

Dispelling Hospice Myths: Electing Hospice Care Means that You Are Giving Up Hope

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Hope is a constant companion to the terminally ill throughout their entire disease process. Initially, there is hope for a cure, a return to health, and to life as they have always known it.  When the time comes for a person to acknowledges...

Independence at End of Life

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An important aspect of our mission at Pathway is to educate our community about hospice and palliative care. Our philosophy has always been simple: It’s not about dying. Hospice is about choosing how you want to live.  Our culture often...

Hospice: An In-Depth Look

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Pathway Hospice was very proud to have our own Marlene Tate, Hospice Community Liaison, featured in a series of articles about hospice care. Hospice: An In-Depth Look is intended to help dispel common myths surrounding hospice philosophy. Click on th...

COVID-19 – Coronavirus

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Patient Care Pathway Hospice continues to admit patients to service and to provide uninterrupted care. Yes, we are willing to accept suspected and confirmed COVID-19 positive patients. Employee Care Daily screening of all employees. Pre-visit scr...

My Hospice Journey

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When was in nursing school at Texas Woman’s University, I knew that I wanted to work in hospice. I graduated in 1999, and I began my career as an oncology nurse at a large Dallas hospital. Eventually, I moved into hospice care, and it was this articl...