100 episodes

The Heart of Hospice is dedicated to helping personal and professional caregivers who are serving people who need hospice. The mission is to provide information and education so people can make informed choices in regard to hospice.

The Heart of Hospice Helen Bauer, RN, CHPN & Jerry Fenter, Spiritual Counselor

    • Medicine

The Heart of Hospice is dedicated to helping personal and professional caregivers who are serving people who need hospice. The mission is to provide information and education so people can make informed choices in regard to hospice.

    Who's in Charge Here? Determining a Patient's Goals of Care, Heartbeat Episode 175

    Who's in Charge Here? Determining a Patient's Goals of Care, Heartbeat Episode 175

    Every patient in hospice care has a plan of care that’s designed by the hospice interdisciplinary team.  The patient voices what he or she wants and needs, and then the hospice team determines how we can safely, legally, and ethically meet those needs.

    • 16 min
    Are You Ready for a Self Care Challenge? - Heartbeat, Episode 174

    Are You Ready for a Self Care Challenge? - Heartbeat, Episode 174

    How connected are you to social media?  If you find yourself overly connected to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or whatever social media platform you use, maybe a time of disconnection would be healthy.

    • 16 min
    Making Doctors Comfortable with End of Life Conversations, Episode 053

    Making Doctors Comfortable with End of Life Conversations, Episode 053

    Rachel Giger is a certified end of life coach with a mission to support hospice physicians.  While working as a volunteer, she identified that physicians need education about having end of life discussions, and the support to be comfortable with those talks.

    • 54 min
    Encore Episode with David Kessler: The Sixth Stage of Grief

    Encore Episode with David Kessler: The Sixth Stage of Grief

    We’re delighted to offer you this encore episode of our interview with grief expert David Kessler. David is currently touring the U.S. offering a daylong seminar related to his newest book Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief.  

    • 47 min
    A Review of A Love That Never Dies Film, Heartbeat Episode 173

    A Review of A Love That Never Dies Film, Heartbeat Episode 173

    Grieving a loss looks a little different for each person and grief from losing a child has its own unique qualities.  Parents Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds know first hand what that loss feels like.

    • 6 min
    Helpful Goals for Personal and Professional Growth in 2020, Heartbeat Episode 172

    Helpful Goals for Personal and Professional Growth in 2020, Heartbeat Episode 172

    There’s a brand new year in front of us - 12 months full of possibilities!  Looking at the year ahead provides opportunities to make changes and improvements.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

mrydeen ,

Informative, Compassionate and Engaging

I enjoy everything about this podcast, the hosts, the structure of the content and the topics discussed. Jerry and Helen’s compassionate insight, guidance and education on topics related to hospice are well done and are presented in a way that is relatable and useful. I have truly found my passion in the field of hospice and enjoy supplementing my knowledge by listening to this podcast. Thank you!

Marilyn ss ,

Excellent resource for all hospice providers

This podcast is a must listen for all levels of hospice and palliative care. There is much discussion on making a patient’s home their next hospital. With this podcast, healthcare and community providers can get practical information to enhance the home care service they provide and knowledge they possess. I would make the suggestion to include more self- care that includes the car. I drive all day to see patients. I use a car wash to enhance my well-being. There is nothing like a clean to feel better.

Mazzy35 ,

Excellent content !

I work as a board certified music therapist with people under hospice care. Often traveling within my work day, it is very easy to find helpful content on this podcast. There is always something to listen to that is thought-provoking, knowledge-expanding and/or comforting.

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