Hospice Matters

A newsletter for family and friends of Montgomery Hospice

  • Hospice Matters Spring 2018  (PDF 2.2MB) Hospice Matters Spring 2018
    • No Shame in Grief: Letting Go of Facebook-Perfect Sufferng
    • Ann Mitchell, President & CEO: Listening to Patient Stories
    • Hospice Chaplains and Spiritual Care: Misconceptions and Facts

 

 

  • Hospice Matters Fall 2017  (PDF 1.8MB) Hospice Matters Fall 2017
    • Leaving a Personal Legacy
    • Ann Mitchell, President & CEO: The legacy of the Montgomery Hospice volunteers: “doing for others”
    • Pearl Sobel’s Journal: one family’s legacy
    • StoryCorps "great questions"

 

  • Hospice Matters Spring 2017  (PDF 1.1MB)Hospice Matters Spring 2017
    • Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers
    • Ann Mitchell, President & CEO: I admire and respect all who are or have been caregivers.

 

 

  • Hospice Matters Fall 2016  (PDF 569KB)Hospice Matters Fall 2016
    • Grief is in the Details
    • Dealing with Caregiver Guilt
    • Should I attend a Grief Support Group?

 

  • Hospice Matters Spring 2016  (PDF 2.53MB) Hospice Matters Spring 2016
    • Casey House: an Important View
    • Casey House Changes Lives: a Hospice Aide's Story
    • Casey House Nursing: a "Calling"

 

  • Hospice Matters Fall 2015 (PDF 1.74MB)
    • Integrating Complementary Therapies into Holistic Care at Montgomery Hospice
    • Complementary Therapies, Integrative Medicine
    • Complementary Therapies Used at Montgomery Hospice
    • Patient stories

 

  • Hospice Matters Spring 2015 (PDF 4.5MB)
    • Getting Grief Right
    • Conversations That Matter
    • Bereavement Care Services: Supporting Grieving Community Members

 


  • Hospice Matters Fall 2014 (PDF 1.74MB) 
    • How We Relieve Patient Pain and Fears
    • Questions & Answers about Morphine
    • Working to Facilitate Clinician-Patient Communications
    • Do Real Men Cry? Help for Men Who Grieve and Those Who Care About Them

 

  • Hospice Matters Spring 2014 (PDF 414KB) 
    • The Power of Playing On
    • Eugene B. Casey Foundation donation
    • The Man in the Mirror
    • Helping Teenagers Deal with Losses

 

  • Hospice Matters Fall 2013 (PDF 626KB) 
    • How Not to Say the Wrong Thing
    • Grief - Dispelling the Myth of Letting Go
    • The Guts to Keep Going
    • Workshop: African-Americans & End-of-Life Care

 

  • Hospice Matters Spring 2013 (PDF 449KB)Hospice Matters spring 2013
    • Hospice Discussions with Asian Patients
    • Complementary Therapies
    • Paul Brenner, a "persevering pioneer"
    • Research: hospice improves quality and lowers cost

 

  • Hospice Matters Fall 2012 (PDF 686KB)
    • My parent's end-of-life wishes
    • Hard (but necessary) conversations to have with loved ones
    • Grief during the holidays
    • Take me out to the ball game (a patient's story)
    • A Montgomery Hospice chaplain reflects on meaning at the end of life

 

  • Hospice Matters Spring 2012 (PDF 514KB)
    • Growing through grief: the challenge of change (Dr. Robert Neimeyer)
    • Love is stronger than death
    • The Best Care Possible: a new book by Dr. Ira Byock

 

  • Hospice Matters Fall 2011 (PDF 645KB)
    • Ways to help a grieving friend
    • Hospice social workers: walking alongside patients and families
    • A poem of gratitude
    • Casey House: a community treasure

 

  • Hospice Matters Spring 2011 (PDF 536KB)
    • Culture counts: caring for Jewish patients and families
    • Time for a serious conversation (Dr. Ira Byock)
    • Advance care planning: definitions

 

 

  • Hospice Matters Fall 2010 (PDF 750KB)
    • Why you, an African American, should choose hospice care
    • The three I’s of hospice care (a chaplain’s story)
    • Remembering Sylvia (a patient’s story)
    • Ode to my bathtub

 

  • Hospice Matters Spring 2010 (PDF 514KB)
    • Breaking the silence of loss
    • Montgomery Hospice partners with nursing homes and assisted living facilities
    • Polly’s plants (a patient and volunteer story)

 

  • Hospice Matters Fall 2009 (PDF 605KB)
    • Casey House tenth anniversary
    • Ed Asher’s team: making the dream come true
    • Casey House construction slowed by baby birds
    • A unique birthday party
    • An international delegation visits Casey House
    • In memory of Chris Boland (a patient story)
       
  • Hospice Matters Spring 2009 (PDF 372KB)
    • Love is a legacy that will never die (Abigail Trafford)
    • Hospital liaisons: supporting patients and hospital clinicians behind the scene
    • High-quality hospice care: assessing the options
    • Montgomery Hospice’s award-winning volunteers
    • Teens honor their grandmother
    • Music heals the heart
       
  • Hospice Matters Fall 2008 (PDF 2.91MB)
    • Misguided metaphor (Dr. Wendy Harpham)
    • In memory: Sally Ketchum, a Montgomery Hospice founder
    • Three siblings, three journeys
    • Research: widows/widowers live longer if their spouse received hospice services
    • A ribbon tied to the heart
    • Sea glass (a poem)
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