Hospice Resources For Medical Professionals
Gentle Shepherd is a compassionate hospice serving Roanoke, VA and Lynchburg, VA.
We have curated helpful journal articles and resources that are available 24/7 to answer questions and support you, your patients and their families.
If you would like to discuss whether hospice might be right for your patient, please call us at 800-789-0586.
University of Virginia clinicians discuss how training healthcare providers can help patients and their families face the end of life.
Article in Annals of Internal Medicine, May 14, 2020
Tony C. Campbell, MD, MSCI discusses ways healthcare providers can begin this process in an interview with Oncology Live, a sister publication of Oncology Nursing News.
A study reported in the Journal of American Medical Association reviews discussions with families of critically ill patients and their values and preferences for end-of-life care.
“Studies show that patients who receive hospice care have improved quality of life, with less depression and symptom burden; feel more in control; are able to avoid risks associated with treatment and hospitalization; and have decreased costs with improved utilization of health care resources.” American Family Physician, Dec 2013.
Family Practice Management, March 2008, pages 18-22.
Sarah Phillips, MD, Hospice of the Panhandle Medical Director, The Journal, Jan 28, 2019.
Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, February 2016
Refer your patients and their families to our online e-library with evidence-based educational articles to help support families caring for the seriously ill.
Our online library for family caregivers includes articles you can print out to help families manage difficult symptoms.