Category: <span>Community Education Quarterly</span>

Category: Community Education Quarterly

V10-1: Tackling Chronic Pain Through Symptom Management

Chronic pain is emerging as a major health concern. It has negative impacts on patients, their families, and society as a whole. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that chronic pain leads to $560 billion each year in direct medical costs, lost productivity, and disability programs. In …

V9-4: Health Benefits of Social Interaction

If you are elderly and living alone, or a time-consumed caregiver for someone with a serious illness, you may find yourself removed from day-to-day interactions with others, leaving you feeling especially secluded and lonely. “People who are chronically lacking in social contacts are more likely to experience elevated levels of …

V9-2: Dementia and Non-Cancer Patients Benefit from Hospice Care

More and more Americans turn to hospice care when facing a life-limiting illness, and of these patients, a growing majority have an illness other than cancer. This is according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), which recently published a report providing an overview of hospice care