The conversation project | Ellen Goodman | TEDxBostonThis talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. A good death — or a hard one? Let’s talk.
The Conversation Project has the audacious goal of changing our nation's culture so that everyones wishes for end of life care are both expressed and respected.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Understanding Hospice CareIn this video series, the President of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Donald Schumacher provides information about Hospice care. Donald covers the different types of hospice care that are available. He also provides advice on how to select a hospice and how to know when your loved ones are ready for Hospice care
What is Hospice Care?http://SerenityHC.org - Tammy Bracken, Director of Marketing and Volunteers at Serenity HospiceCare, answers the frequently asked question: What is hospice care and when is hospice care most needed? Call 1-800-876-0162 (day or night) for personal advice!
Serenity HospiceCare is a non-profit organization providing hospice services in the following counties of Missouri: Iron, Jefferson, Madison, Perry, Reynolds, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve and Washington.
Advance Care Planning: Understanding the Different Between Palliative Care and HospiceLearn about the goals of palliative care and the goals of hospice care, and how the two differ. Part of a series of videos produced by Duke Medicine related to advance care planning.
Palliative Care: A Matter of Life & DeathForget the politicians: the real debate about the end of life happens every day in hospitals and homes around the country. From caregivers to patients, hear the many voices of end-of-life care in FLYPs short documentary. See the full story on palliative care at http://www.flypmedia.com/issues/35/#1/1
The Caregiver Part 2: Coping with Death and Dying through Hospice CareSharing insights and information for the caregiver.
The Caregiver Part 1: Coping with Death and Dying through Hospice CareSharing insights and information for the caregiver.
Walking With You: Dialogue with a Hospice CNACNA Tabatha Naylon explains her passion for hospice care and her role in the interdisciplinary team. Part of our Walking With You series.
Hospice Patient Mini-DocumentaryMini-Documentary featuring Mary Burr's mother Catherine, an Interim HealthCare Hospice patient who was undergoing hospice care in her home. During the documentary, photos of Mary Burr and her mother fill the screen, while she shares the importance Interim HealthCare Hospice has made in giving her and their entire family peace of mind knowing that her mother is being cared for in a loving and safe environment. Viewers will also experience the tremendous bond between the patient and her hospice nurse, Jennifer Grant.
Interim HealthCare Hospice provides medical and psychosocial care for terminally ill patients in their last several months of life. It includes the best in medical and nursing care, using state-of-the-art symptom management to control symptoms and promote comfort. The program was founded on the belief that the final stages of life should be lived with the greatest degree of comfort and dignity possible.
To find an Interim HealthCare office nearest you call 1-800-944-8888 or visit us online at www.interimhealthcare.com
When it matters most, count on us.
Perinatal Hospice VideoPerinatal Hospice v2.0
Bereavement services for children in hospice.Hospice care is not just for adults. This educational and compassionate video examines bereavement services that hospice care can provide for children.
Hospice care bereavement services for adults.The end-of-life process is very emotional and trying. This educational video examines the bereavement services that are available for adults.
Myths About Hospice Care -- Get All The FactsThere are many myths surrounding hospice. This educational video explains the facts behind hospice and why your loved ones can benefit from an enhanced quality-of-life afforded by hospice care.
Hospice Care: Quality of Life, Not End Of LifeThe Community Hospice, one of the largest and most established hospice organizations in the nation, will premiere its online Quality of Life, Not End of Life program on December 10 at Noon EST. The goal is to raise awareness of the many benefits of hospice care for both patients and their family members.
The information presented in this program is critical. The number of senior citizens will double in just 30 years as baby boomers reach the age of 65. Thats according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization which says the services provided by hospice care are what Americans want yet four out of five adults know nothing about hospice care.
The Last Chapter - End of Life DecisionsIndividuals battling end-stage disease reflect on how they want to live
their final weeks in The Last Chapter: End of Life Decisions. The one-hour
program examines end-of-life care options and the need for advance directives including a living will,
a medical power of attorney, and a POST form (Physician Orders for Scope
of Treatment). The Last Chapter focuses on empowering individuals in having the last word on how they live at
the end of their lives.
Except For Six - Hospice DocumentaryA documentary film about ending life well through the care of hospice and family. Presented by Hospice of Michigan (hom.org) this film follows three individuals on hospice care and the types of treatment and service given by Hospice of Michigan.
Introducing Hospice CareA short video introducing Hospice care and distinguishing the differences between Hospice and Palliative Care. A discussion of quality end-of-life care through the dying, death and grief process from the perspective of Hospice clients, volunteers, staff, and other health professionals.
Hospice. It's about living.The preferred choice for care during the end stages of life, hospice helps people focus on living each day. This informational video will act as your guide in explaining hospice and will:
- Provide answers to the most frequently asked questions.
- Describe how hospice works and the services available for individuals and their families.
- Demonstrate how the hospice team enhances the end stages of life.
- Show how the hospice support system brings families relief and comfort.
Redefining Hope with HospiceA conversation and reflection with Lou Cunningham as she transitions through her dying process with the support and guidance of Hospice of the Valley, a division of HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley in Basalt and Edwards, Colorado.
Palliative Care and Hospice Services - Health MattersBeing diagnosed with a life-limiting or terminal illness is devastating for both the patient and their loved ones. Navigating the many options for care can be a frustrating and confusing task. Expert Gary Buckholz, MD, with San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine, joins our host, David Granet, MD, to discuss both palliative care and hospice and how these services help people by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Series: Health Matters [6/2010] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 17814]
Palliative Care Versus HospicePalliative care and hospice care are similar in that they both offer medical support for people with serious, sometimes terminal illnesses. But the two have very different objectives.
"Patients, families even our medical professionals are still confused about the role of palliative care in a patient with serious illnesses," says Dr. Sherika Newman, a palliative care physician with Lee Memorial Health System.
Dr. Newman is part of the palliative care team at Lee Memorial Health System.
"Palliative medicine actually runs concurrent with a patient's medical illness even when they are in curative phases such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, being treated for their heart failure or chronic lung disease," says Dr. Newman.
There's a key distinction that sets it apart from hospice.
"Hospice is end of life care meaning the patient can no longer benefit from curative measures or they have failed curative measures and they're truly at end of life and only need the support of care for end of life," says Dr. Newman.
Palliative care is frequently directed toward cancer, heart conditions and stroke, but any illness that's long term and debilitating can fall under its umbrella.
Taking a team approach, both palliative care and hospice includes doctors, nurses, social workers, even clergy. Points of interest range from pain management to helping a patient cope with the consequences of their condition.
"We're focusing on quality of life and not isolating the patient into just focusing on the medical disease. And I think that as the baby boomers age, and they are an intellectually aging group, they're going to want these types of support care," says Dr. Newman.
It's focus on quality of life, not end of life, sets palliative care apart.
View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/
Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we've been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries.
Zen Hospice Project - Moyers on Dying - Part 2Part 2 - Segment from On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying
Zen Hospice Project - Moyers on Dying - Part 1Part 1 - Segment from On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying
The Cost of Dying: End-of-Life CareMany Americans spend their last days in an intensive care unit, subjected to uncomfortable machines or surgeries to prolong their lives at enormous cost. Steve Kroft reports.
Palliative Care and the Human Connection: Ten Steps for What To Say and DoDr. Diane E. Meier is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the United States. In this video, Dr. Meier discusses 10 important steps in palliative care from over a decade of research. This video will serve as a valuable training tool and guide for medical professionals and their families.
Under her leadership the number of palliative care programs in U.S. hospitals has more than doubled in the last 5 years.
Walking with you: a dialogue about hospice nursesRN Gina Theis explains the role of a nurse in hospice care. Part of our Walking With You series.
Choosing a HospiceIn this video series, the President of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Donald Schumacher provides information about Hospice care. Donald covers the different types of hospice care that are available. He also provides advice on how to select a hospice and how to know when your loved ones are ready for Hospice care
When to Begin HospiceIn this video, the President of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Donald Schumacher covers the different types of hospice care that are available. He also provides advice on how to select a hospice and how to know when your loved ones are ready for Hospice care
Visit www.nhpco.org for more information
NPT Reports: Aging Matters: End of LifeMost Americans say they prefer to die at home. However, 70% of deaths occur in a hospital, nursing home or long term care facility. "NPT Reports: Aging Matters: End of Life" weaves personal stories of families alongside interviews with scholars, doctors, and medical ethicists to explore the complicated experience of dying, and why so few live the death they say they want.
Produced and presented by Nashville Public Television (NPT), the program explores how the culture of death and dying in America has been radically transformed by medical science, how the medical system reinforces our culture-wide unwillingness to face death, as well as efforts to change how Americans understand and talk about dying. Among the topics addressed in "Aging Matters" are the roles of advance directives, palliative care and hospice in an end-of-life strategy. Kathy Mattea, the Grammy® and CMA® Award-winning singer-songwriter and advocate for a number of causes, including AIDS awareness and research, global warming and Appalachian mining practices, hosts the show.
Living Fully - The Hospice StoryThe Hospice story told by patients, family members and care givers.
Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell is a private, not-for-profit community-based agency that provides comprehensive, compassionate care to persons who have a limited life expectancy measured in months rather than years. We also provide home health care services and counseling for children and adults. Our primary service area is Alamance, Caswell, eastern Guilford and western Orange counties. Other contiguous areas are served on request.
More information at http://hospiceac.org
Types of Hospice Care ServicesIn this video the President of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Donald Schumacher covers the different types of hospice care that are available. He also provides advice on how to select a hospice and how to know when your loved ones are ready for hospice care.
Visit www.caringinfo.org for more info
Meet Dan Kuhn - Dementia EducatorMeet Dan Kuhn, the community educator in charge of the Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care Dementia Program.
You can also read Dan Kuhn's Author Profile and see his books on Dementia Care at Amazon.com - http://www.amazon.com/Daniel-Kuhn/e/B001JS1PKG/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
What is the difference between Palliative Care, hospice and comfort care?