Resources for discharge planners and social workers

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Your role is critical to the good health of patients and a smooth transition home. At Concordia Hospice of Washington we understand! This online library for family caregivers includes articles you can print out and pass along.

For instance, we have articles about managing conditions that often result in readmission:

Other articles address:

  • Medical concerns, such as nutrition, pain management and caregiving tips for persons in need of ADL assistance.
  • Emotional and spiritual issues, helping families to cope with grief and family conflict, as well as finding hope in a difficult situation.
  • Important decisions, including suggestions for discussing preferences for end-of-life care.

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We also offer articles and links for your own professional development:

End-Of-Life Decisions and Resources from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Recent events in the national headlines have initiated a dialogue among many Americans regarding end of life issues. Many Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) clergy and laity have found themselves in the midst of this emotional debate, while sometimes struggling for clarity on these various issues themselves.

As Christians, we need to recognize this unique opportunity to become Christ’s serving hands and to provide the needed spiritual, emotional, and physical palliative care at the end of a person’s earthly life. We can consider it an honor to participate in someone else’s preparation for eternal life.

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Sanctity of Human Life Committee would like to suggest some helpful resources along with the following principles to guide our thoughts on these complex issues.

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Please Note: Concordia Hospice of Washington does not specifically endorse the activities of any organizations mentioned, but offers their information as a sample of the kinds of materials and services that are available.