November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Palliative care is the multi-disciplinary medical specialty focused on preventing, treating, and, relieving the debilitating effects of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for patients and their loved ones.
As an illness progresses, patients can transition to hospice care, also part of palliative care, for necessary treatment and services. Hospice provides care during the final months and weeks of life, and helps patients and loved ones focus on living as fully and comfortably as possible.
Learn more about NH CCC strategies to reduce cancer statewide in the New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.
For more information about palliative care visit the New Hampshire Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Barbara Kimball Receives Innovator’s Award
Oct. 22, 2015 – The Foundation for Healthy Communities recently honored Barbara Kimball, RN, Executive Director of the Radiation Center of Nashua, with its Innovator’s Award during the Foundation’s annual meeting at the Omni Mount Washington Resort.
The Innovator’s Award celebrates extraordinary ingenuity, creativity and skill in improving health or healthcare access, delivery or quality. Recipients are honored for their leadership or for extraordinary individual achievement in advancing these goals.
“Barbara has invaluable skills in establishing successful partnerships that significantly advance the value of health and health care services for the people in communities where she works, and for the entire state in her leadership with the Foundation,” stated Shawn LaFrance, Executive Director of the Foundation for Healthy Communities.
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Deficiencies In End-Of-Life Care Extend Across Ethnicities, Kaiser Health News, 11/23/15
Found too late: Cancer preys on rural Americans, USA Today, 11/12/15
Prostate Screening Drops Sharply, And So Do Cancer Cases, NPR, 11/18/15
Low Income Is a Barrier to Clinical Trial Enrollment, Study Suggests, National Cancer Institute, 11/16/15
As local cancer centers grow, hospitals look for ways to advertise their superiority, Modern Healthcare 11/14/15
Shared Decision Making to Improve Cancer Screening Choices, National Cancer Institute
Sickest states do little to snuff out smoking, USA Today, 11/10/15
Cancer widow, nurse urges others to talk about death, Fosters, 11/8/15