(PRWEB) October 30, 2013
On the weekend of September 27th-29th MediaPlanet Publishing, along with leaders in the hospice and palliative care industry, partnered together to release, “End of Life Care: A Reader’s Guide to Hospice and Palliative Care” in USA TODAY. This fact-filled, resource-rich, inspirational section examined answers to the questions so often heard in homes, hospitals and hospices, as healthcare consumers and their families grapple with the fears surrounding the provision of care for the seriously ill and the dying. “I don’t know, what I don’t know about end of life care,” say many patients and families. “Who do I turn to? What do I need to know?”
Despite all of the medical technological advances, no one person is immortal! So why is it that millions of Americans dread the topic of talking about the one thing they cannot yet avoid: end of life care? This publication creates dialogue and provides resources for families seeking solutions for their own care, discussing the importance of family conversation, community, and the inherent joy to all, as we find meaning and purpose in celebrating what can be deemed as the most difficult passage in life: death.
One of the many highlights of this publication was the article Medication Utilization in Hospice written by Dr. Jim Joyner, Director of Clinical Operations at Outcome Resources (http://www.outcomeresources.com). In it, Dr. Joyner (PharmD and CGP) discusses the role of medication when its intent is no longer solely to save one’s life, as well as the role of the experienced pharmacist in managing pain and preserving dignity for those currently receiving hospice or palliative care. The original article can be viewed at http://sites.mediaplanet.com/us/end-of-life-care/medication-utilization-in-hospice.
Dr. Joyner, alongside other distinguished leaders in the hospice industry, will be speaking at the upcoming Pathways To Success: Conference By The Bay which is being held on November 14th-15th at the Claremont Club and Spa in Berkeley, CA. One of the primary objectives of this premier hospice and palliative care conference will be highlighting real-world success stories from leaders in the hospice and palliative care fields to guide administrators, clinicians, and nurses in implementing strategies for successful practice. During Pathways to Success, six sessions will be offered in three tracks: Clinical, Administrative, and Specialized. All session providers are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider No. 14850).
About Outcome Resources, LLC
Outcome Resource, LLC is a nationwide provider of pharmacy benefits management. Operated by clinical pharmacists with years of geriatric, pediatric and palliative care experience, Care Services, LLC understands the challenges faced by hospice providers. We have a record of helping hospices succeed in decreasing costs while providing the highest quality pharmacist support.
Outcome Resources help hospices reduce drug costs, streamline admissions & billing processes, and stay compliant with regulations so that our customers can increase patient care while maintaining important relationships with the pharmacies they know and trust. We provide customized plans and access to local and mail-order pharmacies, giving hospices more flexibility, reduced drug costs, and streamlined administration. We deliver personalized attention through dedicated account managers, 24/7 pharmacist access, educational programs and detailed accounting and reports. For more information, please visit http://www.outcomeresources.com.
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