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Everyday Compassion Volume 9 issue 2


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Advance Care Planning

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Advance Care Planning: Beyond The Documents

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Advance care planning includes talking with your family about the kind of medical care you'd want, should you become unable to speak for yourself.
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    Ask your doctor tough questions during times of serious illness

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    If you or someone you love is very ill, ask the tough questions.

      Compassionate Care

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      Hospice Helps Family Cope with Illness, Death and Beyond

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      Jennifer Doyle, bereavement coordinator for Compassus – Metairie, recounts how Compassus helped a family through illness, death and beyond.
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        Avoid caregiver burnout

        Mike Fritz, bereavement coordinator for Compassus, encourages family caregivers to rediscover their source of joy to prevent burnout.

          Giving Back

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          Brighten the day of a hospice patient

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          Kelly Rusoff, a hospice volunteer in Helena, Montana, knows it's the little things that make a difference when visiting hospice patients.
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            Serving Those Who Served For Us

            Doug Overall, chaplain & bereavement coordinator for Compassus, in Prescott Valley, Ariz., explains how to nurture veterans.

              Grief

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              Hospice Caregivers are Fellow Travelers During the Storm of Death

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              Mario-Seth Morales and John J. Choi, bereavement coordinators at Compassus–Placentia, show how hospice teams aid families in crisis.
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                Hospice Helps Family Cope with Illness, Death and Beyond

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                Jennifer Doyle, bereavement coordinator for Compassus – Metairie, recounts how Compassus helped a family through illness, death and beyond.

                  Medical Directors

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                  Physician Spotlight: Kurt Merkelz, M.D.

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                  We are proud to welcome Kurt Merkelz, M.D., to our Compassus team executive team as Medical Director.
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                    Physician Spotlight: Kelley Newcomer

                    Dr. Kelley Newcomer’s work as a medical missionary in Honduras particularly equipped her with the skills to be a hospice physician.

                      Volunteers

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                      Hospice Caregivers are Fellow Travelers During the Storm of Death

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                      Mario-Seth Morales and John J. Choi, bereavement coordinators at Compassus–Placentia, show how hospice teams aid families in crisis.
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                        Brighten the day of a hospice patient

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                        Kelly Rusoff, a hospice volunteer in Helena, Montana, knows it's the little things that make a difference when visiting hospice patients.