New lottery in support of hospice (From Salisbury Journal) #motel #reservations

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New lottery in support of hospice

A NEW lottery has been launched in aid of Salisbury Hospice.

The Your Hospice Lottery will offer people the chance to take part in a weekly draw with a top prize of £1,000 to raise money for the work done by the charity.

It is hoped the lottery will raise in excess of £500,000 for Salisbury Hospice Charity over the next five years, and there will also be a £100 prize, four £25 prizes and 80 prizes of £10 to win as well as the chance of a weekly rollover prize of £250, which could go up to a maximum of £10,000.

John Munro, fundraising manager with Salisbury Hospice Charity, said: “We rely on the generosity of local people to help us raise the £1.5m needed each year for us to continue to help families in our community who are living with life-limiting illnesses.

“A home visit from a community nurse costs £100, while one bereavement support session to help loved ones through a difficult time costs £20. By playing the weekly lottery, supporters will be providing a valuable and regular income for Salisbury Hospice Charity which will help to run services and to plan patient care.”

Your Hospice Lottery also supports the work of St Helena Hospice, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, and The J’s Hospice – but members specify which hospice they are playing in support of. By Salisbury Hospice Charity working in collaboration with the other hospices, overheads and costs are kept to a minimum so more funds can be used to support patients and their families.

It costs £1 per week per number to become a member of Your Hospice Lottery. People can pay by direct debit securely online via the Your Hospice Lottery website at yourhospicelottery.org.uk or by cheque, debit card or credit card by calling 0800 285 1390. Players must be 16 or over.





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End of Life Journal is a free, peer-reviewed journal for nurses and others working in health and social care. It promotes an integrated approach to practice and is aimed at those caring for dying people and their family/friends at home, in hospital and in care homes. It publishes articles from a range of professionals on all aspects of care relating to the end of life. The journal is keen to publish end-of-life care assignments, including master’s degrees, and will provide students with advice in relation to how best to adapt their course work into articles.

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Foyle Hospice call out for Camino de Santiago – Derry Journal #hotel

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Foyle Hospice call out for Camino de Santiago

The Foyle Hospice has issued a call out to local people seeking the adventure of a lifetime to join its group walk along the Camino de Santiago.

The local group are due to set off on the French route of the ancient pilgrim’s trail in May 2016.

The Camino de Santiago team will be departing Dublin and flying with Aer Lingus to the start of the 100km trek.

A spokesman for the Foyle Hospice said: “This is perfect for those looking to capture the essence of the Camino, a nice walk with good food and discovering local customs, meeting fellow pilgrims and enjoying the unique atmosphere of it all. You won’t forget a single minute of it.

“This section of the Camino de Santiago starts in Sarria and covers the last 100km of the Camino Francés, the minimum required to apply for your Compostela certificate.

“The Camino will take you across woodlands, farmland and rustic hamlets, following tracks and paths lined by granite stone walls. The green rolling landscape of Galicia is part of each day’s walk, until you approach your final destination: the mythical city of Santiago de Compostela.”

Upon arrival, local people will be able to collect their ‘Compostela’ certificate and explore the magic of Santiago’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

“We will look after all travel accommodation and will have guides with us at all times on the walk,” the spokesman said.





Palliative Care Journal Articles #singleton #motels

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Palliative Care Journal Articles

  • Healthcare-Associated Infections in the Elderly: What’s New From infection prevention to appropriate antibiotic administration, find out the current thinking regarding healthcare-associated infections in long-term care residents.

Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases. September 2016

  • Burnout Syndrome in Critical Care Health Care Professionals Burnout is an issue faced by many health care workers, particularly those in the critical care field. The Critical Care Societies Collaborative aims to raise awareness of this important issue.

    American Journal of Critical Care. September 2016

  • Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Use in the Digital Age This systematic review summarizes recent substance abuse prevention programs delivered by computers and the Internet. What’s effective, and what’s not?

    Current Opinion in Psychiatry. August 2016

  • Case Series of Synthetic Cannabinoid Intoxication These cases highlight the potentially life-threatening toxicity associated with synthetic cannabinoid exposure.

    Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health. August 2016

  • Chronic Critical Illness in Infants and Children What can ICU clinicians do to help improve the care of pediatric patients with prolonged ICU stays?

    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. August 2016

  • Mainstream or Extinction: Saving Geriatrics Is there a future for geriatrics? This commentary examines what’s wrong with current strategies and suggests changes to increase the survival of geriatrics as a specialty.

    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. August 2016

  • Living With Dying in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit This new article provides insight into the experience of providing palliative care to children — from the perspective of pediatric ICU nurses.

    American Journal of Critical Care. August 2016

  • Gender Differences in ED Visits, Detox Referrals for Opioids What role does gender play in opioid-related ED visits and subsequent referrals to detox programs?

    Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health. August 2016

  • Acute Poisonings From Synthetic Cannabinoids, U.S. 2010-2015 How common is acute intoxication by synthetic cannabinoids? This report examines the demographics and the trends in the use of these potentially life-threatening drugs.

    Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report. August 2016

  • Decision Making for Infants at the Threshold of Viability The authors describe a new prognosis-based guideline to help clinicians and parents make decisions regarding the care of extremely premature infants.

    Journal of Perinatology. Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association. August 2016

  • Transitional Palliative Care for End-Stage HF Patients What benefits could home-based transitional palliative care offer patients with end-stage heart failure?

    Heart. July 2016

  • Communicating Findings of Delayed Diagnostic Evaluations Are secure emails better than telephone calls for alerting primary care physicians about ‘red flag’ findings?

    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. July 2016

  • When Families Pressure Patients to Change Their Wishes This case highlights the challenges faced by seriously ill patients experiencing compromised autonomy due to family coercion.

    Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. July 2016

  • Safe Emergency Oxygen Therapy for Patients With COPD A survey including the general public, patients, and medical personnel provides insight into the knowledge and attitudes regarding the emergent use of oxygen for COPD patients.

    BMJ Open Respiratory Research. July 2016

  • Life-Sustaining Therapy in Intracranial Hemorrhage Patients The authors describe an algorithm that may help clinicians with the decision of when to withdraw support for patients who may not benefit from life-sustaining therapy.

    Critical Care Medicine. June 2016

  • Palliative Pharmacotherapy: State-of-the-Art Management Managing symptoms of advanced cancer can greatly improve patient quality of life. This review describes the latest therapy for cachexia, anorexia, fatigue, delirium, and dyspnea.

    Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center. June 2016

  • When a Patient Discusses Assisted Dying End-of-life concerns and assisted dying are difficult topics for patients and clinicians to discuss. Will these strategies and resources help?

    Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. May 2016

  • The Value of Uncertainty in Critical Illness This study explores patterns of the decision-making processes during critical care, and pinpoints sources of conflict and resolution.

    BMC Anesthesiology. May 2016

  • Conflict Management Strategies in the ICU Differ A new study provides some insight into the differences in conflict management styles between palliative care specialists and intensivists over end-of-life care in the ICU.

    Critical Care Medicine. May 2016

  • Low-Dose Morphine vs Weak Opioids in Moderate Cancer Pain Does low-dose morphine reduce pain intensity better than weak opioids in patients with moderate cancer pain?

    Journal of Clinical Oncology. May 2016





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    Nursing Shortage – Page 2

    Causes of the Nursing Shortage

    The nursing shortage is not a recent phenomenon, in fact it has been occurring since World War II. It is however, only in the last few years that the shortage has begun to have a significant impact to our healthcare systems. A steep population growth, a declining number of applicants to nursing schools, an aging workforce and a baby boom generation that will require concentrated healthcare services in the coming years are all contributing to this situation.

    Professional Alternatives
    As new opportunities have opened up for young women and stresses have been added to the profession, many are opting to choose other careers besides nursing. Women and men are weighing their interests with a career choice that will bring them worthy compensation as well as enhancing their quality of life. Unfortunately, nursing is currently falling short on both of these. Women are now pursuing many competitive, attractive, and lucrative careers that were impossible to achieve thirty years ago. Women are entering law school, medical school, and the corporate world in droves. Research indicates that 35% fewer women would choose nursing as a career in the 1990s than they would have in the 1970s.

    Declining Enrollment and Educators
    New admissions into nursing schools have dropped dramatically and consistently for the past six years. Additionally, nursing colleges and universities denied 32,617 qualified applicants in 2005 due to the shortage of nursing educators. Faculty age continues to climb; higher compensation can be found elsewhere luring potential educators away from teaching. The Health Resources and Services Administration stated in a 2006 report that, “to meet the projected growth in demand for RN services, the United States must graduate 90 percent more nurses.”

    Age
    The lack of younger people entering nursing has raised the average age of nurses. In Maryland, the average practicing RN is 46 years old, nationally the average working RN is over 43 years old. About half of the RN workforce will reach retirement age in the next 15 years. On top of this, the average age of new RN graduates is 31. Nurses are entering the profession at an older age and offer fewer years of work.

    Future Concerns

    America’s demand for nursing care is expected to balloon over the next 20 years. The future demand for nurses is expected to increase dramatically when the baby boomers reach their 60s and beyond. The population aged 65 years and older will double from 2000 to 2030. Furthermore, the population aged 85 and older is the fastest growing age group in the U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks the occupation of nursing as having the seventh highest projected job growth in the United States. The real issue is that during this time of increased demand for health care, the overall number of nurses per capita will begin to decline. By 2020 the number of nurses will fall nearly 20 percent below requirements.

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  • By SEAN O’DONOGHUE

    HAMLIN – Lincoln County Sheriff Gary Linville and his deputies, assisted by Alan Ashworth of the Hamlin Police Department, uncovered a large number of marijuana plants in an operation in Lincoln County, Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

    According to a criminal complaint being filed in Lincoln County Magistrate Court late tonight (Wednesday, June 7), Corporal Anthony Adkins, along with Sheriff Linville and other deputies, conducted a search of a wooded area on Flat Creek Road. The sheriff’s department had received numerous tips regarding the accused, named as Jeffery Terry, allegedly growing marijuana plants behind his camper. (more)

    The annual 12-page extra section for the Class of 2017 is available in this week’s print edition and here. Click “more” to access the link to the downloadable PDF. Congratulations to all the graduates.

    Samantha Payton cuts the ribbon. Photo by SeпїЅn OпїЅDonoghue

  • By SEпїЅN OпїЅDONOGHUE
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    HAMLIN – A hair salon, located at the same premises as a previous salon shuttered for a number of years, celebrated its opening last week with a fine turnout of friends, family, and business leaders. Samantha Payton has opened Styles Unlimited at the eastern end of Hamlin, next to Hamlin Subway. The businessпїЅ first full day was Thursday, June 1, 2017. An official opening, coordinated in conjunction with the Lincoln Economic Development Authority (EDA), took place Wednesday evening, May 31. (more)

  • By SEпїЅN OпїЅDONOGHUE
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    HAMLIN – As required by statute, the Lincoln County Board of Education last week approved a $42.76 million budget for the fiscal year set to get underway just over three weeks from now. The board convened in Hamlin for the last regular session of the month, held Tuesday lunchtime, May 30, 2017. In a 35-minute presentation, Treasurer Ray Ellis briefed the board on the budget, essentially his first since becoming chief financial officer around a year ago. He paid tribute to officials in a number of other counties and at the West Virginia Department of Education for their assistance during the process in recent weeks.
    During the update, the county school systemпїЅs two main funds were discussed. The General Fund has been budgeted $36.215 million for the coming year. The Special Revenue Fund has been set at $7.549 million. The combined total of $42,765,430 for the year equates an average spend of $12,080 per student in the school system. (more)

    пїЅEvidence leads to one conclusion says LC native:
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    RICHMOND, VA – U.S. Circuit Judge Stephanie Thacker joined a clear majority of her colleagues in a 10-3 ruling recently, upholding an injunction against the revised travel ban issued by the President Donald TrumpпїЅs administration earlier this year. The decision followed an en banc hearing before 13 judges of the Fourth Circuit of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. Thacker wrote a concurring opinion. In response, late last week, the Administration took the matter to the Supreme Court, seeking a speedy decision on whether it can proceed with enforcement of the orders, blocked to date by a number of federal courts around the nation.

    In her concurring opinion, Judge Thacker did not take issue with TrumpпїЅs various utterances as a candidate. She did, however, pay closer scrutiny to what President Trump said upon his inauguration and since, and to what his staff and advisors have said in various media appearances and elsewhere. “While on the campaign trail, a non-incumbent presidential candidate has not yet taken the oath to пїЅpreserve, protect and defend the Constitution,пїЅ and may speak to a host of promises merely to curry favor with the electorate,пїЅ she wrote. “Once a candidate becomes President, however, the Constitution vests that individual with the awesome power of the executive office while simultaneously imposing constraints on that power,пїЅ Judge Thacker added. With regard to focusing on the Establishment Clause focus of the case at hand, Judge Thacker said she felt the court should focus its attention on conduct occurring on President TrumpпїЅs inauguration date and thereafter. (more)


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    Educational Technology Research and Development

    Educational Technology Research and Development is the only scholarly journal in the field focusing entirely on research and development in educational technology.

    The Research Section assigns highest

    Educational Technology Research and Development is the only scholarly journal in the field focusing entirely on research and development in educational technology.

    The Research Section assigns highest priority in reviewing manuscripts to rigorous original quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods studies on topics relating to applications of technology or instructional design in educational settings. Such contexts include K-12, higher education, and adult learning (e.g. in corporate training settings). Analytical papers that evaluate important research issues related to educational technology research and reviews of the literature on similar topics are also published. This section features well-documented articles on the practical aspects of research as well as applied theory in educational practice and provides a comprehensive source of current research information in instructional technology.

    The Development Section publishes research on planning, implementation, evaluation and management of a variety of instructional technologies and learning environments. Empirically based formative evaluations and theoretically based instructional design research papers are welcome, as are papers that report outcomes of innovative approaches in applying technology to instructional development. Papers for the Development section may involve a variety of research methods and should focus on one aspect of the instructional development process or more; when relevant and possible, papers should discuss the implications of instructional design decisions and provide evidence linking outcomes to those decisions.

    The Cultural and Regional Perspectives Section (formerly International Review ) welcomes innovative research about how technologies are being used to enhance learning, instruction, and performance specific to a culture or region. Educational technology studies submitted to this section should be situated in cultural contexts that critically examine issues and ideologies prevalent in the culture or region or by individuals or groups in the culture or region. Theoretical perspectives can be broadly based and inclusive of research, such as critical race theory, cultural-historical activity theory, and cultural models. Papers published in this section include quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods articles and reviews drawing on relevant theories, empirical evidence, and critical analyses of the findings, implications, and conclusions within a cultural context.

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    Indiaforensic leads the forensic accounting certification market with 7 certification programs in digital banking, investigative accounting, compliance and money laundering. The certified members are working in 500+ MNC brands in 11 different countries. Click here to see the snapshot of the performance of Indiaforensic Certifications.

    Certified Anti Money Laundering Expert is the benchmark program offered by the Indiaforensic Center of Studies. This course is updated frequently. CAME is now offered globally along with the revised handbook on Money Laundering

    Money Laundering techniques are continuously changing and virtual currencies also play a significant role in facilitating money laundering. Indiaforensic Research on Laundering with Digital Currencies explain the new techniques.

    This is a global program on stock market and accounting frauds across the world. This is a classic course which explains classification of the cons and tricks related to stock markets and provides modus operandi of numerous cases. Information about the Certified Stock Market Frauds Professionals is available here

    Con-vey is a series of surveys on Cons in India. Con-vey is a privately funded research activity. Convey-2007 was the first study ever carried out to find out the impact of cons on Indian Banking Industry. This survey is first in the series. You can also read about the status of forensic accounting in India – which depicts the clear picture of the forensic accounting community in India

    With Effect from 1st October’2008, Indiaforensic has launched the University Program for those Universities in the Asian Countries who wish to include forensic accounting in their curriculum. The course will be provided absolutely free* to the members of Indiaforensic. Know more

    Indiaforensic Student Program is launched on 1st January’2009.Those who are interested in the forensic accounting activities can be a part of Indiaforensic student chapters. Know More

    Corporate training programs are conducted for the organisations that wish to provide certification and trainings to 10 or more employees. We provide the customised training programs on the subject of forensic accounting, banking scams as well as computer forensic.

    Certified Forensic Accounting Professional: Get the Indian Forensic Accountants Manual with this invite only program. Check out for waiver of examination also termed as the Grandfathering option for experienced professionals.

    What is Forensic Accounting. Forensic Accounting is the combination of the Accounting, Auditing and Investigation skills

    Forensic Accounting Education

    We offer educational programs through Indiaforensic – pioneering organisation in forensic accounting education. Indiaforensic is engaged in the activities of research and education related to forensic accounting and fraud investigation. Syllabus offered by Indiaforensic Center of Studies in now approved by the Solapur University and the University Certifications are available through our partners – Fraudexpress. Totally there are five certifications offered by Indiaforensic

    Banking Forensic Accounting

    The course on Bank forensic accounting is solely dedicated for the banks in India. This course is also recommended by the Maharashtra Co-operative department to the co-operative banks in Maharashtra. This is the first course in India to focus on Fraud Prevention, detection and Investigations in the banking sector. Get the professional knowledge on the scams in the Indian companies and also join the team of the elite professionals who are helping the companies to combat the frauds in the corporate sector. Read more.

    Indiaforensic has launched the Technology banking fraud specialisation for the professionals in technology banking. Read More .

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    The Asian Academy of Management Journal (AAMJ) is a refereed journal that is jointly published by the Asian Academy of Management (AAM) and Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (http://www.penerbit.usm.my ). The journal endeavors to provide forums for academicians and practitioners who are interested in the discussion of current and future issues and challenges impacting the Asian Management as well as promoting and disseminating relevant, high quality research in the field of management. The journal has an established and long history of publishing quality research findings from researchers not only in the Asian region but also globally. It is a journal published by an APEX university and currently available in EBSCO and Scopus databases.

    USM has extended content delivery format for its journals� publication in print and PDF to include ePub, to address the growing need for more mobile accessibility.

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    Asian Academy of Management Journal (AAMJ) is pleased to announce that commencing 1 May 2017 we will use ScholarOne Manuscripts�, a web-based system for submission and peer review tool used by many leading publishers. This is an author friendly system which will also handle all major steps involved in scientific article publishing including submission, selection of reviewers, reviewing processes, feedback to authors, tracking etc.

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    Welcome to the NHAA

    Founded in 1920, we are Australia’s oldest professional association of complementary therapists. Representing Western herbalists and naturopaths, we are the only national professional association specifically concerned with the practice and education of Western herbal medicine (WHM) in Australia. Our Vision is to:

    • Enable practitioners and the practice of herbal and naturopathic medicine to become fully integrated into the primary healthcare system in Australia;
    • Make herbal and naturopathic medicine accessible to all;
    • Maintain the integrity of the profession;
    • Continue to promote the standards and quality of education, of the profession;
    • Make greater career opportunities and research pathways for herbalists and naturopaths;
    • Continue the integration of traditional medicine and evolving science.

    We have a range of membership options for professionals, interested parties and students and our members have access to great resources, our online discussion forum, professional guidance and more!

    We also work to connect the public with our highly trained practitioners through our Find A Practitioner service.

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    Name change to Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia

    We are pleased to announce that we are implementing a subtle but important change to the NHAA. Over the coming weeks you will see the way we refer to the association, change to the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia.


    Our board has endorsed this change thanks to the overwhelmingly positive member support following our extended consultation process.

    Labor Party Plan to Stop Rebates for Natural Therapies

    You may be aware that the Labor Party has announced their policy to stop rebates for Natural Therapies if they are elected on July 2, 2016.

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    Evidence-Based Practice in Social Work: Lessons from Judgment and Decision-Making Theory

    This paper introduces a critique of the experimentalist strand of the evidence-based practice movement in social work. It does so by drawing on the available body of knowledge that is found within the field of judgment and decision making. The nexus between experimentalist evidence-based practice and rational choice approaches to social work decision making is demonstrated. Subsequently, it argues that the properties of social work decision tasks are more likely to facilitate naturalistic than analytical decision making strategies. Recognition-primed decision making is introduced as a possible alternative to practice guidelines and decision aids. Finally, the consequences of embracing the principles of recognition-primed decision making are considered regarding social work practice, education and research.

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    The article presents a reprint of the paper “Ambiguity and the Engineering of Choice,” which appeared in the March 1978 issue of the “Bell Journal of Economics.” Rational choice involves two kinds of guesses, guesses about future consequences of current actions, and guesses about future.

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  • New lottery in support of hospice (From Salisbury Journal) #cheap #hotel #prices

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    New lottery in support of hospice

    A NEW lottery has been launched in aid of Salisbury Hospice.

    The Your Hospice Lottery will offer people the chance to take part in a weekly draw with a top prize of £1,000 to raise money for the work done by the charity.

    It is hoped the lottery will raise in excess of £500,000 for Salisbury Hospice Charity over the next five years, and there will also be a £100 prize, four £25 prizes and 80 prizes of £10 to win as well as the chance of a weekly rollover prize of £250, which could go up to a maximum of £10,000.

    John Munro, fundraising manager with Salisbury Hospice Charity, said: “We rely on the generosity of local people to help us raise the £1.5m needed each year for us to continue to help families in our community who are living with life-limiting illnesses.

    “A home visit from a community nurse costs £100, while one bereavement support session to help loved ones through a difficult time costs £20. By playing the weekly lottery, supporters will be providing a valuable and regular income for Salisbury Hospice Charity which will help to run services and to plan patient care.”

    Your Hospice Lottery also supports the work of St Helena Hospice, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, and The J’s Hospice – but members specify which hospice they are playing in support of. By Salisbury Hospice Charity working in collaboration with the other hospices, overheads and costs are kept to a minimum so more funds can be used to support patients and their families.

    It costs £1 per week per number to become a member of Your Hospice Lottery. People can pay by direct debit securely online via the Your Hospice Lottery website at yourhospicelottery.org.uk or by cheque, debit card or credit card by calling 0800 285 1390. Players must be 16 or over.





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    Consider hidden benefits of hospice

    Kathie Campbell / Hospice of the Panhandle

    Think for a minute. Think about your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers. Think about the people with whom you go to church and the people you see in the grocery store. Think about those with whom you share a hobby or attend club meetings. Think about the people you meet at your children’s school. Of all those people – the people you relate to day in and day out – it is probable that at least one of them would benefit from hospice but is not receiving the service.

    In 2008, just 32 percent of all the people who died from end-stage illness in the Eastern Panhandle died under the care of hospice (45 percent of that one third had just one month of care or less). Close to 1,000 people died in Berkeley, Hampshire, Jefferson and Morgan counties in 2008 without any support from hospice.

    Think about this for another minute. Those nearly 1,000 people – people we know – suffered with the challenges of advanced disease alone, without the team of professionals and volunteers that cares for the patient while also supporting the family and caregivers. They never had access to the 24-hour, on-call support that would have prevented unnecessary trips to the emergency room or admissions to the hospital. They did not have the expert pain and symptom management from the hospice nurses and physicians. And they never reaped the financial benefit of hospice, a program that includes professional staff visits to the home, medicines, treatments, equipment, supplies, respite care, crisis care, hospitalization and bereavement care for the survivors – all fully covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurers. All these people missed out on one of the best health care programs available today.

    The question is, “Why?”

    Why do people not take advantage of hospice at a time when it could make a huge difference in their living? Studies show that patients who access hospice earlier in the disease process actually live longer than expected. Ironically it seems that hospice, with its emphasis on quality of life, actually keeps people going. When people who are ill have good pain and symptom control and their caregivers are well supported, they don’t want to give up; they want to live longer.

    So think back again to all those people you know. Think about the ones who are coping with a serious, end-stage illness. Think about the friend who talks about caring for his wife or mother, who seems to be struggling to keep it all together, and as a result, is missing work or having his or her own health problems. Think about the person you know who needs more and more help with day-to-day activities. Consider the person who is in and out of the ER or hospital but nothing can be done to cure the illness. Think about those you know of advanced age who have grown thinner or weaker and are less able to care for themselves – and talk to these people about hospice.

    You may have a question about whether someone you know is a good fit for hospice. You don’t have to be a health care provider or even a family member to make a referral. We want you to call us to ask those questions. When you call you will talk to one of the Hospice of the Panhandle intake staff members who work out of our main office in Martinsburg. You can share the information you have, let us know the names of the patient and the patient’s doctor. Our staff will help sort out if hospice is the right service and can contact the physician with a referral. There is no obligation to enroll and no charge for us to answer a question or even to make an informational visit. There is absolutely nothing to lose by calling.

    You probably know someone right now who would benefit from hospice. If you have read this article you know there is no reason to delay. You have the information you need to help. If you don’t call, your friend might become one of the numbers we count next year as someone who could have had hospice but didn’t.

    You hold the key to hospice for someone you know. Use it.

    To reach the Hospice of the Panhandle intake department call (304) 264-0406 or (800) 345-6538.





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    2015: 1.403
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    2015: 1.514
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    2015: 3.029
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    Official Journal of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

    The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management is an internationally respected, peer-reviewed journal and serves an interdisciplinary audience of professionals by providing a forum for the publication of the latest clinical research and best practices related to the relief of illness burden among patients afflicted with serious or life-threatening illness.

    The Journal has strongly supported both quantitative and qualitative research underpinning the evolving discipline of palliative care. including clinical trials of pain or symptom control therapies. epidemiology of phenomena related to life-threatening disease and end-of-life care. instrument development to enhance clinical assessment and facilitate investigation, and health services studies evaluating the outcomes of diverse therapeutic models. It also offers extensive coverage of clinical practice issues, publishing both systematic and narrative reviews, case series and case reports, and both special articles and columns that present important.

    The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management is an internationally respected, peer-reviewed journal and serves an interdisciplinary audience of professionals by providing a forum for the publication of the latest clinical research and best practices related to the relief of illness burden among patients afflicted with serious or life-threatening illness.

    The Journal has strongly supported both quantitative and qualitative research underpinning the evolving discipline of palliative care. including clinical trials of pain or symptom control therapies. epidemiology of phenomena related to life-threatening disease and end-of-life care. instrument development to enhance clinical assessment and facilitate investigation, and health services studies evaluating the outcomes of diverse therapeutic models. It also offers extensive coverage of clinical practice issues, publishing both systematic and narrative reviews, case series and case reports, and both special articles and columns that present important updates on topics as varied as the international diversity of palliative medicine. the economics of palliative care, and bioethics in end-of-life care.





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    WHO Definition of Palliative Care

    Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. Palliative care:

    • provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms;
    • affirms life and regards dying as a normal process;
    • intends neither to hasten or postpone death;
    • integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care;
    • offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death;
    • offers a support system to help the family cope during the patients illness and in their own bereavement;
    • uses a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families, including bereavement counselling, if indicated;
    • will enhance quality of life, and may also positively influence the course of illness;
    • is applicable early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and includes those investigations needed to better understand and manage distressing clinical complications.

    WHO Definition of Palliative Care for Children

    Palliative care for children represents a special, albeit closely related field to adult palliative care. WHO s definition of palliative care appropriate for children and their families is as follows; the principles apply to other paediatric chronic disorders (WHO; 1998a):

    • Palliative care for children is the active total care of the child’s body, mind and spirit, and also involves giving support to the family.
    • It begins when illness is diagnosed, and continues regardless of whether or not a child receives treatment directed at the disease.
    • Health providers must evaluate and alleviate a child’s physical, psychological, and social distress.
    • Effective palliative care requires a broad multidisciplinary approach that includes the family and makes use of available community resources; it can be successfully implemented even if resources are limited.
    • It can be provided in tertiary care facilities, in community health centres and even in children’s homes.




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    Palliative Care Journal Articles

    • Healthcare-Associated Infections in the Elderly: What’s New From infection prevention to appropriate antibiotic administration, find out the current thinking regarding healthcare-associated infections in long-term care residents.

    Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases. September 2016

  • Burnout Syndrome in Critical Care Health Care Professionals Burnout is an issue faced by many health care workers, particularly those in the critical care field. The Critical Care Societies Collaborative aims to raise awareness of this important issue.

    American Journal of Critical Care. September 2016

  • Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Use in the Digital Age This systematic review summarizes recent substance abuse prevention programs delivered by computers and the Internet. What’s effective, and what’s not?

    Current Opinion in Psychiatry. August 2016

  • Case Series of Synthetic Cannabinoid Intoxication These cases highlight the potentially life-threatening toxicity associated with synthetic cannabinoid exposure.

    Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health. August 2016

  • Chronic Critical Illness in Infants and Children What can ICU clinicians do to help improve the care of pediatric patients with prolonged ICU stays?

    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. August 2016

  • Mainstream or Extinction: Saving Geriatrics Is there a future for geriatrics? This commentary examines what’s wrong with current strategies and suggests changes to increase the survival of geriatrics as a specialty.

    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. August 2016

  • Living With Dying in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit This new article provides insight into the experience of providing palliative care to children — from the perspective of pediatric ICU nurses.

    American Journal of Critical Care. August 2016

  • Gender Differences in ED Visits, Detox Referrals for Opioids What role does gender play in opioid-related ED visits and subsequent referrals to detox programs?

    Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health. August 2016

  • Acute Poisonings From Synthetic Cannabinoids, U.S. 2010-2015 How common is acute intoxication by synthetic cannabinoids? This report examines the demographics and the trends in the use of these potentially life-threatening drugs.

    Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report. August 2016

  • Decision Making for Infants at the Threshold of Viability The authors describe a new prognosis-based guideline to help clinicians and parents make decisions regarding the care of extremely premature infants.

    Journal of Perinatology. Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association. August 2016

  • Transitional Palliative Care for End-Stage HF Patients What benefits could home-based transitional palliative care offer patients with end-stage heart failure?

    Heart. July 2016

  • Communicating Findings of Delayed Diagnostic Evaluations Are secure emails better than telephone calls for alerting primary care physicians about ‘red flag’ findings?

    Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. July 2016

  • When Families Pressure Patients to Change Their Wishes This case highlights the challenges faced by seriously ill patients experiencing compromised autonomy due to family coercion.

    Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. July 2016

  • Safe Emergency Oxygen Therapy for Patients With COPD A survey including the general public, patients, and medical personnel provides insight into the knowledge and attitudes regarding the emergent use of oxygen for COPD patients.

    BMJ Open Respiratory Research. July 2016

  • Life-Sustaining Therapy in Intracranial Hemorrhage Patients The authors describe an algorithm that may help clinicians with the decision of when to withdraw support for patients who may not benefit from life-sustaining therapy.

    Critical Care Medicine. June 2016

  • Palliative Pharmacotherapy: State-of-the-Art Management Managing symptoms of advanced cancer can greatly improve patient quality of life. This review describes the latest therapy for cachexia, anorexia, fatigue, delirium, and dyspnea.

    Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center. June 2016

  • When a Patient Discusses Assisted Dying End-of-life concerns and assisted dying are difficult topics for patients and clinicians to discuss. Will these strategies and resources help?

    Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. May 2016

  • The Value of Uncertainty in Critical Illness This study explores patterns of the decision-making processes during critical care, and pinpoints sources of conflict and resolution.

    BMC Anesthesiology. May 2016

  • Conflict Management Strategies in the ICU Differ A new study provides some insight into the differences in conflict management styles between palliative care specialists and intensivists over end-of-life care in the ICU.

    Critical Care Medicine. May 2016

  • Low-Dose Morphine vs Weak Opioids in Moderate Cancer Pain Does low-dose morphine reduce pain intensity better than weak opioids in patients with moderate cancer pain?

    Journal of Clinical Oncology. May 2016