whole person care articles

  • Groundbreaking palliative care partnership

    Groundbreaking palliative care partnership

    Partnership aims to transform how Catholic health care, parishes care for the sick and dying...

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  • Parishes, health ministry elevate compassionate care of seriously ill

    Parishes, health ministry elevate compassionate care of seriously ill

    California's Catholic bishops, Providence St. Joseph Health and Dignity Health will help scale the initiative being developed in California to spread best practices in pastoral and clinical care...

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  • Medicaid: Myths vs. Facts

    Medicaid: Myths vs. Facts

    Medicaid is the single largest payer for mental health services in the United States. The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services identified substance use disorder services as a priority for the next...

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  • Webinar Series: Demystifying Palliative Care

    Webinar Series: Demystifying Palliative Care

    Tune in to this webinar series to find out everything you need to know about palliative care.

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  • When the sky falls

    When the sky falls

    When the sky fell for Jennifer, she lost her husband and best friend. All their plans were gone, along with coverage for her girls. But Medicaid stood in the gap.

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  • The new reality of physician-hastened death

    The new reality of physician-hastened death

    Thanks to advances in public health and treatments, people are living longer than ever. What’s needed now are bold policies to improve palliative care and hospice for those with serious illness...

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  • Advance care directives

    Advance care directives

    What is an advance care directive? How do I begin? Where can I go to fill one out? Learn more here.

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  • The Growing Season trailer

    The Growing Season trailer

    The Growing Season explores the very real experience of aging in America—both growing up, and growing old. Help us bring this incredible story to life.

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  • Dr. Byock on how illness is personal

    Dr. Byock on how illness is personal

    What is "whole person care" at all stages of life? How is illness personal?

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  • Right before I die, a digital gallery

    Right before I die, a digital gallery

    Portraits of people with serious illness sharing their loving wisdom, through the lens of renowned photographer Andrew George. These moving images would not have been possible without the help of...

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  • Why I became a nurse - Hear Me Now

    Why I became a nurse - Hear Me Now

    Asia Harmeling and Ralph Pasana talk about why they chose nursing. Ralph shares the memory as a teen of one day wanting to spend time with friends rather than care for his grandmother and how that...

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  • The secret to life - Hear Me Now

    The secret to life - Hear Me Now

    Dr. Ira Byock and Dr. BJ Miller discuss being present, caring for the seriously ill, self-care and the secret to life.

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  • TrinityKids Care: Layla's Story

    TrinityKids Care: Layla's Story

    It's hard when a loved one needs end of life care, even harder when they can't afford it. learn how Providence St. Joseph Health helps families in need receive this vital care.

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  • Palliative care is misunderstood and underutilized

    Palliative care is misunderstood and underutilized

    Dr. Ellyn Lee unveils the misconception in both the medical community and general public that palliative care is only for those near end of life and how patients are missing an opportunity early on...

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  • What is palliative care? Life-enhancing, supportive care

    What is palliative care? Life-enhancing, supportive care

    We hear the words palliative care and think end-of-life, hospice, impending death. Then we stop listening all together. Many think there are two separate roads in cancer care, one curative and...

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  • Talking advance directives with actress Shar Jackson and Dr. Ira Byock

    Talking advance directives with actress Shar Jackson and Dr. Ira Byock

    Actress Shar Jackson recently faced this issue when she and her family were forced to make care decisions for her ailing mother who did not have an advance directive...

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  • Advance directives: Everyone needs one

    Advance directives: Everyone needs one

    Becky Brinda had known about advance directives for a long time; her husband had completed one after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. But when Becky herself was diagnosed with a serious disease...

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  • How whole person care is changing the future of health and healing

    How whole person care is changing the future of health and healing

    Highly personalized care should be available to people of any age and stage of life. The Institute for Human Caring is working hard to ensure that happens.

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  • What is hospice and what should you look for?

    What is hospice and what should you look for?

    Through National Hospice and Palliative Care Month every November, we’re reminded that now is the best time to learn about hospice when end-of-life care isn’t an immediate concern.

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  • Doctors call for earlier palliative care for cancer patients

    Doctors call for earlier palliative care for cancer patients

    People who are being treated for advanced forms of cancer should be given care that will comfort and support them as the disease progresses, according to updated guidelines from an association of...

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