Become a Certified Hospice Aide

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If you are interested in becoming a certified hospice aide, formally called a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant (CHPNA), certification is offered through the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA).  Certification validates an individual’s knowledge and competence in the … Continued

Holistic Care in Hospice

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One of the best parts about working in hospice is the holistic approach to care.  The core interdisciplinary team – made up of doctors, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, and chaplains – is central to the concept of holistic care. … Continued

February is Black History Month

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In 1915, Harvard-trained historian, Carter G. Woodson, founded the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), formerly known as the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH).  He strongly believed that reason would … Continued

2015 Resolution Evolution

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We know New Year’s resolutions are often good through the first week of January so we have compiled a list of ways, seemingly small and insignificant, that can improve your health and well-being by simply focusing on them rather than … Continued

Hospice and Veterans

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Hospices all over the country work closely with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) to ensure that veterans and their families have access to excellent care at the end of life.  The National Hospice and Palliative Organization collaborates with the … Continued

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