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Spiritual care in hospice

by Melissa Bowers, MA, MPS, Chaplain at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Spiritual care is one of the three key areas of hospice care. Hospice addresses the whole person, providing care for the body, mind and spirit. Every family...

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Debunking Myths about Hospice

by Wanda Kelsey-Mendez, Communications Manager at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care In this era of social media, online info, hundreds of cable channels and streaming videos, why is it that myths about hospice and end-of-life care are still so...

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Restlessness at End of Life

by Pamela Harris, MD, FAAPMR, FAAHPM, Director of Medical Programs at Kansas City Hospice “You know, dying is something like being born — sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s hard work.” About Restlessness As end of life nears, many people...

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National Nurses Day

May 6 is National Nurses Day! Each year a week long observance begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. Nurses are a special part of the hospice experience, proving expert compassionate care.  Each of our...

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National Family Caregivers Month

by Gloria Soendker RN, Director of Clinical Services for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care November is National Family Caregivers Month.  “Across America, daughters and sons balance the work of caring for aging parents with the demands of their careers...

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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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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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Stevie Shuchart receives 2018 Heart of Hospice Employee Award

[ebs_oscvideo type="vimeo" link="https://vimeo.com/255575771/0f5d238b16" dimensions="16by9"] The Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association has awarded Stephanie “Stevie” Shuchart, LCMSW, with the 2018 Heart of Hospice Award for her outstanding work in caring for hospice patients, their families and the community. Stevie developed...

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What is the difference between palliative care vs hospice care?

Many people wonder about palliative care vs hospice. The two concepts work hand in hand. Palliative Care Palliative care is also called supportive care. It is the treatment of pain and symptoms and it is an important part of hospice...

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Hospice at Home with Kansas City Hospice

If you visit a hospital and speak with any of the patients, you’ll hear one thing over and over. “I want to go home.” Most people will tell you that they want to spend their last months at home, with...

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