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Five most common questions about controlling pain

By Pam Harris, MD, FAAPMR, FAAHPM, Medical Director at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care I hear five common questions about controlling pain almost every day as a hospice physician. My goal is to control pain so people can enjoy...

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Nature provides solace at hospice house

By Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Nature provides solace in ways that we don't completely understand. Gardens and natural surroundings enrich the body and soul. We've come to recognize the many benefits of exposure...

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Dear Coffee Mug

By Jacque Amweg, Grief Support Specialist Dear coffee mug, I decided to pour coffee into you today. You have been empty for months now as I seemed to be waiting for him to take you off the shelf. An old...

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Sunday Night Live a benefit for Kansas City Hospice

The Angels of Kansas City Hospice present…

By Debbie McWatters and Anne O'Brien, volunteers with Angels of Kansas City Hospice Each year the Angels of Kansas City Hospice host Sunday Night Live, our signature fundraiser for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. This year is no exception....

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Back to school, back to routines…or not

By Jacque Amweg, Grief Support Specialist at Kansas City Hospice Maybe it's time to start getting back to school, back to routine...or not... It’s been awhile since I’ve prepared children for back to school, but as I see the commercials...

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Perspective on Hospice and Palliative Care

I’m no expert but…

My perspective on hospice and palliative care By Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care A few days before Christmas, the phone rang. “Hello, Auntie?” spoke my niece. “Tell me everything you know about hospice.” I took...

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Grief in the Digital Age

By Melissa Waugh, MS, Grief Support Specialist   Grief is an internal process and mourning may make grief public, but what does it mean to go through a private experience when people are used to sharing everything through social media?...

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Camp Erin gives grieving children a place to find support

Camp Erin is the largest national bereavement program for youth grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6-17 attend a transformational weekend camp that combines traditional, fun camp activities with grief education and...

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Smiles for Camp Erin

This week it's time to prepare for grief camp and Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is getting ready for Camp Erin. The grief support specialists are putting together a Journey Bag for the 9 and 10-year-old campers. It's an activity...

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Kansas City Hospice Receives Prestigious National Award

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care has been named a 2018 Hospice Honors national award recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. “We are excited to recognize the...

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