Hospice: Patient Driven End Of Life Care

Hospice care is well known as an end-of-life care option, but it can provide much more than simple pain and symptom management. In most cases, hospice can provide an integrative approach to patient care that helps coordinate and manage medications, physician care, spiritual and mental health support, and support for family and caregivers.  Coordinated Care When a patient enters hospice, they gain the support of an extended network of care providers. Read More 

3 Tips for Getting Through Your First Chemotherapy Session

If you've recently been diagnosed with cancer and your doctor has scheduled you to begin chemotherapy, you're probably pretty nervous about your first session. That's normal. You've just been given a scary diagnosis, and you'll be walking into a treatment facility to receive a treatment that, while effective, is notoriously rough on the body. What's more, you won't really know how your body will react to the chemo until you begin the treatment, so it's hard to know what to expect. Read More