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Hospice Nurses Teach Us to Honor Life by Honoring Death—and Listening

From: The Huffington Post
Hospice workers have specialized knowledge and expertise in caring for people at the end of life. In this article, Rosemary Baughn, Senior Vice President of VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care, highlights the balance of leading and listening in difficult times, which is essential to hospice care. VNSNY Hospice nurses Denise Smith and Luis Leighton share their experiences with helping to honor life by honoring death.
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Five Things You Did Not Know About Nurses

From: WNBC News 4 New York
National Nurses Week is May 6 – May 12, a week dedicated to recognizing the men and women of the nursing profession and their tireless commitment to their patients’ well-being. In recognition of National Nurses Week, WNBC News 4 speaks with Neely Bagley, VNSNY RN, who shares five points people may not know about nurses.
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National Nurses Week Honors Caregivers

From: The Queens Chronicle
Nurses across the country work tirelessly to ensure that each patient receives safe, quality care. This article highlights the important role nurses serve in the care of their patients, and features Luis Leighton, VNSNY Hospice Nurse, who shares his rewarding experience as a visiting nurse.
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Staying the Course for Hope and Humanity in Health Care

From: The Huffington Post
Susan Northover, VNSNY’s SVP of Intake and Patient Care Services, speaks about how charitable support made possible by VNSNY’s generous donors helps VNSNY provide hope and humanity, as well as expert medical care, for the area’s underserved and vulnerable populations.
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Observing the Wish to Die at Home

From: The Huffington Post
An increasing number of Americans state their preference is to spend their final moments at home rather than in a hospital. However, honoring a loved one’s end-of-life plans can be challenging. This article highlights how the VNSNY Hospice team works closely with patients and their loved ones to understand end-of-life goals and help achieve them. VNSNY’s Luis Leighton, Hospice RN, and Joel Karlin, Social Worker, share their experiences with families who, when in distress, have struggled to honor their loved one’s request to die home.
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NY1 News: Effort Aims to Reverse Hospice Care Misconception

From: NY1 News
More Americans are choosing hospice care as part of their end-of-life plans, but growth is slower among minority populations, who often aren’t aware it is an option. This NY1 News segment speaks to the need for continued hospice education within minority communities, and helps address common misconceptions. The story features a VNSNY hospice patient and describes how receiving hospice care at his home in Harlem has positively impacted him and his family. VNSNY’s Michelle Drayton, Director of Community Engagement, also shares valuable insights
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