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What were the top 5 stories of HopeHealth’s 2021 blog?

This year’s most popular HopeHealth blog stories touched on family love and empathy, end-of-life spiritual questions, the science of hospice care, pandemic myths, and the nursing profession. Here were your five favorite stories:

Post #1: Our hospice MD shares the emotional story of her father’s death

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Father’s passing deepens a hospice physician’s duty

January 21, 2021

Errors on death certificates are a widely recognized problem. HopeHealth Medical Director Dr. Christine Nevins Herbert is committed to improving accuracy when she fills out this legal document. Because it’s personal.

Post #2: Chaplain “honors and centers the spirit” of hospice patients

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Hospice chaplain: How embracing spirituality brings comfort at end of life

October 26, 2021

A hospice chaplain reveals how he guides end-of-life spiritual discussions and brings comfort to patients and families of all faiths and beliefs.

Post #3: Understand the science of how hospice can extend remaining life

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The surprising truth: Some patients live longer on hospice care

July 13, 2021

Carole thought her brother had weeks left to live after a serious illness. Then he started hospice and lived five more months. Learn why.

Post #4: COVID-19 vaccine myths busted

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The surprising truth: Some patients live longer on hospice care

January 29, 2021

Inaccurate information shouldn’t be the reason you delay or decide against getting vaccinated. Learn the facts here.

Post #5: Nursing stories: Meet Cynthia, Rosemary, Brooke and Katie

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Nursing as a second career: How four HopeHealth nurses found their way

May 12, 2021

The journey to becoming a nurse is a winding path for many nurses. The median age of a newly licensed nurse is 29 for an RN and 32 for an LPN, according to the 2020 National Nursing Workforce Survey. During National Nurses Week May 6 through 12, we’re happy to tell you how these four HopeHealth nurses found their way to a purpose-driven career.

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