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Hospice Care

When Do I Make a Referral to Hospice?

BY EDNA B. CLIFTON, MBA, BSN, RN Advance care planning is a critical piece of the decision-making process for patients with chronic diseases. Ideally, the advance care planning conversation should happen with loved ones long before a crisis occurs. It may also take place in a physician’s office as part of…

Advance Care Planning

A Key Hat You Must Wear

BY M. JANE MARKLEY, RN, FACHE(R) As a case manager, you have a plethora of roles, functions, and activities for which you are responsible and a large number of people with whom you must interact to effectively do your job. Simply put, you wear many hats. Your responsibilities can change from…