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What's important to you?

What’s Important to You is a podcast created by the Montgomery Hospice Center for Learning that gives intriguing insight on end-of-life topics. Every episode offers a new perspective on some often overlooked topics.

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Celebrating Hospice Social Workers

March is Social Work Month. With this episode we hope to salute the many social workers who advocate for a better quality of life for patients, families and community members. Our Social workers at Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice provide specialized care by helping patients and families learn coping skills, resolve emotional, psychological and grief suffering as well as help patients and families with practical task. In this episode you will hear Beth Kreimeyer, a clinical social worker, for Montgomery Hospice and Prince George's Hospice, with almost 14 years of hospice social work experience discuss how she helps families with difficult  discussions, address their feelings and prepare for loss and grief.

21mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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Hospice in the Spotlight

What is Hospice Care? What makes Montgomery Hospice and Prince Georges Hospice unique? Listen to this very special episode of What’s Important to you as DMV Spotlight, a radio station on ESPN 630 , shines a light on hospice and palliative care. This interview features, Dr Geoff Coleman, Chief Medical Officer, and Monica Escalante, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Communications Officer of Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice. Dr. Coleman and Monica discuss the various services offered by Montgomery Hospice from Support Groups on Grief to Comfort Care in -home or in extended care facilities including music, pet, aroma and massage therapies. This is an episode you do not want to miss!

33mins

20 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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Spirituality at End of Life: A Bereavement Counselor Perspective

The goal of hospice care is to relieve the suffering of patients and their families by offering comprehensive care that addresses the patients’ physical, psycho-social, and spiritual needs. Spirituality means different things to different people. Everyone has spiritual needs throughout their lives whether they follow a religion or not. For this episode, we invited Maude Harrison-Hudson, one of the Bereavement Counselor for Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice, to give us her perspectives on spirituality at end of life. Maude uses anecdotal stories from her personal experience to highlight the integral role spirituality plays in patient care.

18mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Invaluable Gift: Conversation On Advance Directives

Do you have an Advance Directive? Have you had the discussion regarding who you would want to make healthcare decisions for you if you are not able to make them for yourself? What happens when we don't have conversations about our health care wishes? Listen to this special episode of What's Important to You, where Dr. Shahid Aziz discusses ways to prepare for difficult conversation and offers practical strategies on how to have meaningful conversations on advance directives.

20mins

10 May 2019

Rank #4

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Should We Talk to Children About Death?

When someone in your family is nearing the end, can the children handle it?  How much should you tell them? How close do you allow them to get?  Listen to today's interview with our Clinical Manager of Montgomery Kids to learn how to support children as they experience the death of a loved one. 

19mins

6 Mar 2019

Rank #5