End of Life Care

Leaning In

By Kristin Dow, M. Div., KCH Chaplain Published:  August 9, 2022 I still recall the first lesson I learned in my years training to be a healthcare Chaplain. It came from a quote by Anton Boison, who is widely considered...

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First-hand insights on the KCH Fellowship Program

By Dr. Alexander Lane, DO, KCH Associate Medical Director Published:  July 26, 2022 With the return of the July heat comes another Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH) tradition, starting a new cycle of fellows. Every year our company...

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Day to Day as a CNA

By Natoya Jones, CNA, Palliative Home Care Published:  June 21, 2022 [caption id="attachment_24386" align="alignright" width="139"] Natoya Jones, KCH CNA[/caption] One of the first reasons that come to mind as to why being a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is important to...

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Nurses play an impactful role on our hospice and palliative care team

By Kim Scire, RN, KCH Team Lead Published:  May 23, 2022 A nurse’s role on the care team Being asked to provide insight into the role nursing plays in hospice and palliative care is a true delight for me. In...

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Social workers provide meaningful support within the hospice team

By Lisa Brooks, MSW, LCSW KCH Social Worker Published: March 15, 2022 When I was asked to describe being a social worker in hospice, so many thoughts flooded my mind. It’s challenging, heartbreaking, joyful, and fulfilling. I’m often asked, “How...

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Expert care brings peace of mind and hope

By David Wiley, KCH President & CEO Published: Jan 25, 2022 I would never have imagined I would be given the opportunity to work for a company such as Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH). Life events, and likely...

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Care to honor a lifetime

By Sarah Ruttle, Director of Communications Published: Dec 21, 2021 “Even though it’s a sad experience, it’s always been an experience of honor and respect.” When Lois showed the first signs of early Parkinson’s Disease, their son Danny and his...

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Kansas City Hospice House celebrates its 15 year anniversary

By Angela Ross, Content Specialist  Published: November 23, 2021 November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month and a time to join with other hospices, throughout the country, to educate our community about the many options available for people dealing...

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Making Final Arrangements

Guest Blog Making final arrangements for a terminally-ill loved one by Marie Marley, Volunteer at Kansas City Hospice No one wants to make arrangements for the death of a terminally-ill friend or family member. It’s painful to think about any...

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Effective Communication in Hospice & Palliative Care

By Pamela Harris, MD, FAAPMR, FAAHPM Director of Medical Programs at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Effective communication in hospice and palliative care is something every caregiver strives to achieve. My fellow physicians, nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, therapists,...

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