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The Power of Having an Advance Care Plan

The Power of Having an Advance Care Plan

November 10, 2021

In this episode, we speak with guests Reverend Dr. Sterling King Jr, retired pastor, and his wife Dr. Rosalyn King, retired pharmacist, about their personal experience with Advance Care Planning. This includes workshops, family situations, spiritual conversations, and throughout it all -  how they saw the value of having an advance care plan.

For more information and resources about Advance Care Planning, please visit www.montgomeryhospice.org/acp

¿Qué son los Cuidados Paliativos?

¿Qué son los Cuidados Paliativos?

October 7, 2021

Una conversación con la Dra. Lissa Berroa Garcia, en la que nos explica qué son los Cuidados Paliativos y de qué manera nos pueden ayudar a manejar diversos síntomas cuando tenemos una enfermedad seria. Ella nos explica como los cuidados paliativos pueden ayudar al paciente a manejar los efectos - tanto de la propia enfermedad como los de los tratamientos severos - y ayudan a mejorar su calidad de vida.

What is Palliative Care, in Spanish

What We Hear, What We Hold: Listening to Loss

What We Hear, What We Hold: Listening to Loss

August 30, 2021

Grief is an experience that can leave us feeling vulnerable and messy. Join us as we talk with Kip Ingram, our Director of Bereavement and Susan Wilensky, our Montgomery Kids bereavement counselor, as they share with us what makes for good listening, the gift of silence, and the importance of being non-judgmental when in the presence of somebody grieving the loss of a loved one.  Listen to this timely conversation as we recognize Grief Awareness Day and the losses many of us have experienced in recent times.

End-of-Life Care in the LGBTQ Community

End-of-Life Care in the LGBTQ Community

June 30, 2021

In this episode, we feature a panel with two hospice staff and members of the LGBTQ community, having an open discussion that aims to address the needs of the LGBTQ community at the end of life. The host and panelists identify some misconceptions in caring for LGBTQ patients, discuss spirituality, and explore ways in which professional caregivers can be more supportive for the aging LGBTQ community at the end of life.

 

Ending song credit: “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga.

Hospital-based Palliative Care

Hospital-based Palliative Care

April 30, 2021

We are joined by a Hospice and Palliative Care Physician from White Oak Adventist Hospital, Dr. John Dunkle, our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Schrier, and our staff Hospice Liaison, Robin Ross, in a panel conversation on advance care planning and the value of palliative care in a hospital setting. This timely discussion addressed some of the major parts of the process: what could trigger a palliative care consult in the hospital, when is the best time to refer, how the transition from discharge to a palliative care team happens, and more.

Advance Care Planning in African American Communities: Dr. Anderson’s Journey

Advance Care Planning in African American Communities: Dr. Anderson’s Journey

April 15, 2021

We are having a conversation with Dr. Gloria Anderson, an expert in Advance Care Planning. Join us as she shares her personal journey towards making healthcare decisions for herself and loved ones - and how this has shaped her career in advocating for Advance Care Planning in African American communities.

Palliative Care Special Edition: What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care Special Edition: What is Palliative Care?

April 1, 2021

In this special edition episode on palliative care, hear from a panel of expert clinicians at Palliative Medicine Consultants on: what palliative care is, when it is appropriate, their experience in the field, and the difference that palliative medicine can make in the patient's daily life. 

Celebrating Women in Hospice: Strengths, Obstacles, and Anecdotes

Celebrating Women in Hospice: Strengths, Obstacles, and Anecdotes

March 25, 2021

In honor of Women's History Month, we had a conversation with four extraordinary women who work in hospice care. Join us as they share with us their journey as healthcare professionals caring for individuals at the end of life, their passion for their professions, who inspires them, and their advice for other women in this role.

 

Ending song credit: “Respect” by Aretha Franklin.

Black History Reflections: Four Women in Healthcare

Black History Reflections: Four Women in Healthcare

February 25, 2021
In honor of Black History Month, we have a poignant conversation with four members of our hospice staff. They share with us powerful stories of growing up as African Americans in the DMV area, their family values, and their wisdom. Join us as they describe how these experiences shaped their journey as women in healthcare and the importance of caring for the African American community at the end of life.

Ending song credit: “Lift Every Voice And Sing” Performed by Davey Yarborough & Esther Williams at a TEDx Pearl Street Talk

Let’s talk about Hospice and Palliative Care

Let’s talk about Hospice and Palliative Care

November 17, 2020

Hospice and palliative care are two services that can improve the quality of life at the end of life. Understanding the differences and similarities between the two is key to making an informed healthcare decision. Listen to this episode featuring our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Schrier to understand the relationship between hospice and palliative care.

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