HAN Blog

The Choice to Keep Running: Advocating with Grief (1 of 2)

“Emilie’s illness felt like a race in many ways,” Trey Gibson recalls, “At one point during that race, someone asked me about how things were going, and I replied that I don’t like to lose.” After Emilie’s death, the Gibsons were determined to continue Emilie’s legacy. “My wife Candi and I just decided that we needed to keep running. We needed to contribute. We didn’t want our daughter to die in vain.”

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Advance Care Planning Over the Holidays

As you gather with loved ones this holiday season, seize the opportunity to ensure you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to your care.   We at NHPCO are here to help you make informed decisions and take the steps to make sure your wishes are followed at end of life.   Start the Conversation Discussing and determining your preferences for health care is called Advance Care…

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Tips for Talking About Your Health Care Plans this Holiday Season

As families gather this holiday season, they often find themselves in some uncomfortable conversations: politics, religion, or when they plan to have kids. For some, end-of-life planning can be uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to be. It is important to to communicate your wishes to family. We at NHPCO are here to help you and your family make informed decisions and take the steps to make sure your wishes are followed at end of life.  This process of discussing and determining your preferences for health care is called Advance…

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Grief Around the Holidays

You should know that grief is often exacerbated around the holidays which can make this time of year especially difficult for you.  As we enter the holiday season, consider these strategies, from “What’s your Grief?” to help you cope.   Keep in mind, this advice is not one-size-fits-all. Take what works for you and leave the rest. As you navigate this holiday season be gentle with yourself…

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HAN Welcomes New Interns focusing on Grief

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Hospice Action Network welcome Graciela and Nathan, our new interns. They have joined our team to develop resources to support hospice and palliative care providers and patients experiencing grief as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Graciela Rayome is a second-year Master of Public Health candidate at the University of Delaware with a concentration in Health Policy and Management.…

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