Tag Archives: Advance Care Planning

Importance of the Advance Care Planning Discussion (Part II)

Editor’s Note: This post is the second in a two-part series about the importance of discussing a patient’s wishes during the advance care planning process. This part speaks more to patients and families while the first part was directed toward doctors and caregivers. Your mom, your spouse, your best friend tells you, “I have an […]



Importance of the Advance Care Planning Discussion (Part I)

Editor’s Note: This post is the first in a two-part series about the importance of discussing a patient’s wishes during the advance care planning process. The first part speaks more to doctors, nurses and caregivers while the second part will be directed to patients and families. The question is often asked, “Isn’t a signed Power […]



Using Social Media in Supportive Care

Using social media in supportive care allows for spread of best practices more rapidly than traditional means, and allows for engagement of patients, families, caregivers, and clinicians with the information and with each other. I have been able to connect with other palliative care team members regularly, and even without having physically met them, I […]



What is Supportive Care?

Editor’s Note: With November being National Home Care & Hospice Month, our editorial team felt it was important to take a minute and go “back to the basics” for those who aren’t really sure what the term “supportive care” means. The following post is our way of kicking off the month so enjoy! What does […]



Supportive Care Progress: OSF Saint James

Contributed By: Carla Hannie, Palliative Care RN – OSF Saint James In the Beginning When OSF HealthCare started looking into developing a supportive care program, the palliative care team at OSF Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center was developed with a core team consisting of a physician, acute care clinical coordinator nurse, hospice […]