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Celebrating Hospice Social Workers

Hospice social workers stand up for people with advanced illness and their families in many ways. They are a supportive presence to the patient and family throughout the end-of-life journey.   In honor of National Social Work Month, Laci Gentry, LICSW,

3 Things Every New Nurse Should Know

After nearly seven years as a social worker in hospice, I recently decided to become a nurse. Being a social worker helped me understand patients’ psycho-social needs, but I wanted to understand the physiology behind it all.   I never

6 Steps to Avoiding Hospice Work Burnout

For me, being a pastor is among the world’s most honorable professions and constitutes the highest privilege for a person of faith. However, fulfilling this privilege and discharging the pastoral responsibilities demands a lot of sacrifices and hard work, which

Helping Families with End-of-Life Challenges

Note: March is National Social Work Month. Care Dimensions celebrates the tremendous role of our hospice social workers.   I always knew I wanted to be in a helping profession, as I love working, learning, and talking to people. During

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