­­The State of Palliative Care in the U.S.: A Progress Report

Russ Krengel Palliative Care

We at Kindful Hospice take our work seriously, to provide you with the best hospice and palliative care possible. In order to do that, we keep an eye on the latest research on these topics. Beyond studying the latest breakthroughs in patient care, we’re also interested in the larger picture of what palliative care looks like in the U.S. How …

3 Differences between Palliative Care and Hospice

Russ Krengel Palliative Care

When patients hear the terms “palliative care” and “hospice,” they may not realize there’s a difference between them. After all, these treatments can be vastly similar, since they’re both focused on patient comfort. Most people don’t want to spend significant time in the hospital, let alone die in a sterile hospital setting. Both palliative care and hospice aim to honor …

5 Facts You Should Know About Palliative Care

Russ Krengel Palliative Care

When Sunita Puri began her medical career, she realized her education had some significant gaps. No one had taught her how to have difficult conversations with patients or how to give a patient a serious diagnosis. Even now, the language of medical professionals often refers to illnesses in terms of “fighting” and “winning the battle” against the disease, leaving little …

What Your Doctor Wants You to Know about Palliative Care

Russ Krengel Palliative Care

When you hear the words, “palliative care” what do you think of? Perhaps you think of end of life care or of treatments meant to provide comfort rather than healing. Or maybe you consider palliative care a synonym for hospice care. Whether you have experience with palliative care or not, you likely have preconceived notions about it, but are those …

New Palliative Care Guidelines

New Palliative Care Guidelines

Russ Krengel Palliative Care

Below you can see the complete article from Provider Magazine‘s December 2018 edition on the 4th Edition of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care. Very exciting ideas on where to incorporate and how to incorporate Palliative Care to improve patient care. Join the Palliative & Hospice Care Movement today with Kindful Hospice.