Awareness, Education Keys to Trauma-Informed Hospice Care

RamaOn Healthcare repost by Holly Vossel

Having a greater understanding around the impacts of trauma and abuse can help hospices improve end-of-life experiences for patients and working conditions for staff.

Training and education are keys to caring for patients and employees with unique needs impacted by trauma and abuse.

This is the final installment of a two-part series that digs into the ways hospice providers are addressing challenges related to abuse and traumatic experiences among patients and their workforce.

Awareness, education and empathy are three important elements, according to Dr. Balu Natarajan, chief medical officer at AccentCare.

“The first, most important thing is just creating an atmosphere of empathy and psychological safety. That’s a fundamental place to begin,” Natarajan told Hospice News. “The…

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