Doesn’t it seem like there’s a national observance day for just about everything? Did you know there’s a Spicy Guacamole Day? What about International Fanny Pack Day? Or Bunsen Burner Day? Or Wear Brown Shoes Day? How about Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day? Today happens to be Pins and Needles Day. While there are an abundance of absurd observance days that give people a good laugh and a reason to post funny memes on Facebook, “real” observances provide real Read more >>
Social Media Powerfully Connects People to How Hospice Helped This Celebrity Experience a Good Death
With the power of social media these days, it’s easy to keep track of family and friends, click “like” on a viral video, share important news of the day and even keep tabs on your favorite celebrity or sports team.
So for many, especially me, it was hard not to notice or follow the hospice journey of country singer, Joey Feek. Joey was on hospice care for almost four months until she died from her battle with cervical cancer Read more >>
Australia has given the world some really cool things. Kangaroos. Boomerangs. Crocodile Dundee. But none are as potentially more valuable than their “Dying to Know Day” on August 8th – “an annual day dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement.”
Sure, we Americans have National Healthcare Decisions Day every April 16th. Yet, the Aussies don’t beat around the bush with the name for their event. “Healthcare Decisions” may be more Read more >>
Sometimes a comfortable pair of lavender shoes is really all you need. Especially when you’re standing on a trade show floor.
I just got back from my first National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Management and Leadership Conference (MLC). I was the one with the bright pink ribbon signifying “newbie” status on my nametag. For a business development executive from the hospital/health system part of the universe, the conference was my first professional group meet-up with the individuals Read more >>
Today is National Doctors Day, which reminds us of the value and importance physicians hold in our lives. In the hospice world, physicians have tremendous influence. They’re the men and women who are having those end-of-life conversations with patients and their families first. For most hospice organizations, building strong positive relationships with physicians is important because strong relationships can turn into valuable referrals.