Staff Training Key to Improving Hospice Quality Among LGBTQ+ Patients

Hospice staff training models with culturally appropriate LGBTQ+ components are key to improving quality outcomes among an increasingly diverse base of underserved seniors. Ongoing staff education and communication skill building are two significant pieces of bridging gaps of hospice care among LGBTQ+ seniors, according to Jerry Farmer, vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at […]

CareAcademy Launches Hospice Curriculum

In case you missed it, Hospice News has launched a new specialty publication for palliative care professionals. You can subscribe to Palliative Care News here: Subscribe today! The online clinical training platform CareAcademy has developed a hospice care curriculum.  The new curriculum is designed to offer “foundational orientation training” for hospice aides, nurses, volunteers, social workers, chaplains […]

BrightStar Care Partners with Adtalem on Clinical Training in Hospice, Palliative Care

Want to read more palliative care-focused content like this? Subscribe to Palliative Care News today! BrightStar Care is partnering with the medical and nursing training organization Adtalem Global Education to help build up their hospice, home health and palliative care workforce. Amid staffing shortages, limited access to clinical training continues to place constraints on recruitment […]

DHGE-CommonSpirit Health Social Work Fellowship to Include Hospice, Health Equity Training

As the hospice and palliative care workforce dwindles, some stakeholders are hard at work to develop career paths for staff in related disciplines, including social work. The workforce solutions provider Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE) is collaborating with CommonSpirit Health on a new Social Work Fellowship Program that will include training in hospice and palliative […]

How Former President Carter Helped Shape Hospice Care

As Jimmy Carter marks his sixth month in hospice care, the provider community is raising awareness by saluting the former president. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) convened a group of hospice leaders at Times Square in New York City to commemorate Carter’s hospice experience. Some hospice executives have said they believe that […]

Mettle Health Stepping Up Clinical Education

Many patients fall through the cracks of the nation’s health care system, and hospice and palliative care providers can help to fill in some of those gaps, according to Sonya Dolan, director of operations at California-based Mettle Health. Mettle Health took root in 2020 when hospice and palliative care physician BJ Miller co-founded the for-profit […]

3 Keys to Hospice Social Worker Recruitment and Retention

Three important considerations can help hospices recruit and retain social workers: a respectful workplace culture, reasonable workloads and continuing education opportunities. Workforce shortages remain the industry’s most damaging headwind, and that includes social workers. During the pandemic, those professionals have left the health care field in record numbers. Attrition rates exceeded pre-pandemic levels by 35% […]

Playwright, Foundation Teaching Hospice Through Theater

“What I really want is for you to listen to me, and then make sure … make sure I’m heard.” These words were spoken by a fictional, terminally ill patient portrayed in the stage play “Lily,” written by Bryan Harnetiaux on commission from the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA). This is one of several plays […]