From WKU, the public radio service of Western Kentucky University: Doctors aren’t the only ones on call at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. So is man’s best friend. A part Labrador Retriever named Baron; Pepper the Yorkie; Lola, a Rhodesian Ridgeback; and Lady, a German Short-Haired Pointer, reported for duty at the hospital on a Read more about Kentucky hospital chaplain connects patients with dogs[…]
ACPE announced yesterday the winners of its 2018 Innovative Program awards. This year’s grantees are: Hebrew SeniorLife: “TI-CPE: Trauma-Informed Clinical Pastoral Education”—to extend the impact of this first of its kind trauma-informed CPE unit in order to make our work available to others in the ACPE community, as well as better sustain trauma informed pastoral Read more about ACPE announces Innovative Program winners[…]
From “Hear Me Now”: Arleta Lefler talks to her colleague, Theresa Gleason, about nursing being more than a job and how a stolen moment with a kitten allowed a man with cancer to die at peace.
From “Hear Me Now”: Salve Bautista’s aunt received palliative care through Providence, which awoke a passion in Salve for this field of medicine. The palliative staff at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance were surprised and delighted when Salve re-entered their lives – this time not as a family member of a patient, but Read more about She joined the team that cared for her aunt[…]
From “Hear Me Now”: Rebekah Riemer’s grandmother died shortly after being diagnosed with a form of leukemia. Nine months later, Rebekah was diagnosed with a similar disease. Now a nurse, she shares with Dr. Colin Scibetta her healing journey with the same palliative team that cared for her grandmother and the impact that’s had on her Read more about I’m not ready for palliative care![…]
From “Hear Me Now”: Dr. Ira Byock, founder and chief medical officer of the Providence Institute for Human Caring, and Dr. BJ Miller, a palliative care physician at UCSF Medical Center, share thoughts on being in the moment, caring for the seriously ill, caring for yourself, and the secret to life.
From “Hear Me Now”: Dr. Glen Komatsu, CMO of Providence TrinityCare Hospice & Regional Palliative Care, reflects on the clinical skill and emotional resilience required to care for dying children. He shares the story of 6-year-old Maddox, who faced death with insight and courage.
From “Hear Me Now”: Torrie Fields, palliative care advocate, cancer survivor and senior program manager at Blue Shield in California, found her stronger voice as a patient through palliative care. She shares with Dr. Gregg VandeKieft, associate medical director at the Institute for Human Caring, how transformative the experience was for her and her oncologist.