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HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE NURSES ASSOCIATION
VITAL talk. Communication
When you pay attention to the way you set up a conversation, many problems will take care of themselves. Here, we’ve collected a handful of the fundamental skills we use constantly: Ask-Tell-Ask, Tell me more, Asking permission.
Life & Death in Assisted Living
Nurses are Leading the Way in this Care
A Patient care program from Sutter Care that changes the personal
experience of advanced illness. Reduces hospitalization and ER visits;
improves pain management; lower. [ 3 min, 47 sec ]
Family Conferences for Serious Illness
6-On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your pain [ 2 min, 2 sec ]
Angola Prison Hospice- Opening the Door
Louisiana’s infamous maximum security prison, is “home" for over 5,000 inmates, most of whom are expected to grow old and die behind bars. Yet, since 1998, a hospice program has been underway that has made better dying possible for those in its care, while having a positive effect on the general prison population.
Death, Through a Nurse’s Eyes
Our healthcare workers have provided serious illness and end of life care at unprecedented levels over the last year. Just looking at the numbers will never give you the full picture of what’s happened on the frontlines during COVID-19.
Palliative Care: One Couple's Story of Living While Dying
Death - It's not about the Nail
A short film offering a firsthand perspective of the brutality of the pandemic inside a Covid-19 I.C.U. and sometimes it's best to listen then try to 'fix it'.
Through the Eyes of a Caregiver - A Hospice and Palliative Care Reflection
These are a series of videos that is a communication skills training program to integrate palliative care into the ICU by training and supporting bedside nurses.
A Good Death
Each individual has their definition of what a good death should be.
Assessing Depression Assessment of a patient experiencing depression.➚
The Power of Words
Change the words, you can change the world.
What matters at end of life
Palliative care specialist BJ Miller helps patients face their own deaths realistically, comfortably, and on their own terms. Miller is cultivating a model for palliative care organizations around the world, and emphasizing healthcare’s quixotic relationship to the inevitability of death.
This video demonstrates a brief acknowledgement of the patient's humanity just after death has been declared in the critical care setting.
Taking a Symptom History Nausea and Vomiting
Video depicting a nurse practitioner performing a history and assessment on an inpatient complaining of nausea and vomiting.
The Role Culture Plays in Older Adults
Decisions About Healthcare Examples of treatment options in older adults.
"Please Don’t Go"
Set to music, loved ones hold signs to reflect their emotions of loss.
The Johns Hopkins
Breast Center holds retreats for stage IV breast cancer survivors and the result is a weekend experience that has been transformational for those who attend as a patient, caregiver, or medical provider.This powerful video illustrates stories of the patients and their spouses and what this retreat means for them.
If the World Was a Village of 100 People
A depiction of this complex world if the world had 100 people.Watch
or for a shorter version
Frontline follows renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients. [ 54 min, 11 sec ]
Evan Mayday’s Good Death
A light humored brief video, made by the Conversation Project, on decisions to make regarding choosing a person to speak on your behalf when you are not able to speak for yourself.
Conflicts exist daily whether it be between coworkers or with patients and families.
A documentary of LGBT aging and the issues they may face.
Turning Toward the Morning
This powerful video brings to light stories
of parents who have lost a child to illness, to accidental death and to
suicide. All the stories are told in print on the screen in black &
white. Reading the text of the featured individual's thoughts and
experiences gives voice to each story. This unique narrative method
combined with the musical score provides an excellent opportunity to
focus on particular aspects of loss and grief.
This video program examines the spiritual dimensions in the lives of the terminally ill. Scenes used for this modules starts with ocean in Ireland followed by Dr. Michael Kearney describing hospice in Ireland with a palliative care unit. The scenes also include interviews and discussions with patients and staff about end-of-life care and the discoveries of the potential for peace and healing.