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Palliative Care: “The Secret Weapon Hiding In Plain Sight”

Palliative Care: ‘The Secret Weapon Hiding In Plain Sight’ Sachin H. JainContributor Healthcare I cover transformation and innovation across the health care industry.  PATRICK MCMULLAN VIA GETTY IMAGES Diane Meier wanted to talk. The renowned geriatrician, professor of medical ethics, and director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care read my article in Forbes and was concerned. “Everyone is […]

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Gratitude

I have been keeping a gratitude diary for a month. This is one of the recommendations of Dr Ranjan Chatterjee in his book The Four Pillar Plan (Penguin 2018). He says it’s not enough just to think about it- you need to write down 10 things for which you are grateful every day. The first […]

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Why Hospice Needs Your Help Now

Knysna Sedgefield Hospice (KSH) has been helping the communities of Knysna and Sedgefield since 1986, for 35 years. Now we are appealing to the public for their help. The area we serve stretches from Harkerville to Wilderness and inland to the boundary of the Little Karoo. Historical financial perspective: The local communities have been extremely […]

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Day care at Knysna Sedgefield Hospice

Day care takes place in Knysna, Sedgefield and Rheenendal. The resources that go into having day care as a  part of our service are significant (inviting, transporting, feeding, entertaining, clinical services).  We continue to offer the opportunity to attend day care in our financially constrained situation because we think it is worth the effort. This […]

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In Honor of our Elderly Gentlemen

To all those wonderful, grand old men out there. Who may look frail but who’s hearts are solid. We know, we care, we see you. Cranky Old Man – By Dave Griffith What do you see nurses? . . .. . .What do you see? What are you thinking .. . when you’re looking at […]

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Walk the walk, Talk the talk!!

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make” – Jane Goodall. This is so true and yet most of us do not stop to think, we are too […]

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This winter Knysna Sedgefield Hospice fills the gap on the ground

Looking after those that are in need of our care. On the other side our local Knysna Sedgefield Hospice needs you to assist us to bridge the financial gap so that we are able to provide the much needed home nursing and pain management for those that are in this unfortunate situation.  Today you can assist […]

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Have you thought of advanced care planning?

What is advanced care planning? Advanced Care Planning (ACP) is the process of planning for your future health and personal care. It includes discussing your personal beliefs and goals for care with your loved ones and healthcare providers. Why it matters Sharing your wishes and values in advance helps your loved ones understand what treatment decisions […]

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Palliative care DO YOU NEED IT? Here are some answers.

Provides high quality health care to people living with a life-limiting illness to live as well as they can by managing pain and symptoms to ensure their quality of life is maintained. Why do I need it? Palliative care will help you manage your illness, particularly pain and symptoms so you can continue to live […]

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What does Palliative Care really mean?

Palliative Care Terminology For clarification of the word Palliative care and what it encompasses. Here it is as defined by the https://hpca.co.za What is palliative care? Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering […]

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