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Parents of Seriously Ill Children: Listen, Validate, Honor
Caregivers and Patient Engagement

Parents of Seriously Ill Children: Listen, Validate, Honor

Parents of seriously ill children are magic, although most would not characterize themselves that way.  They move through the world with grace and determination that

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NC health brain trust keeps focus on ‘seriously ill’ patients, those likely to die within a year
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NC health brain trust keeps focus on ‘seriously ill’ patients, those likely to die within a year

Since serious illness remains one of the biggest challenges we face in the healthcare realm, high level North Carolina health care professionals have been continuously

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Free Booklet Helps People Care for Those Recovering from COVID-19
Communication, Advocacy, and Education

Free Booklet Helps People Care for Those Recovering from COVID-19

As hospitalizations from COVID-19 continue to soar, caregivers need information on caring for those with COVID-19 at home after they are discharged from a hospital. The North

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Making Serious Illness a Serious Topic
Communication, Advocacy, and Education

Making Serious Illness a Serious Topic

Contributed by Sue Collier. It’s the last month of summer 2020, a summer few will forget. We are living through a pandemic. Adjusting to new

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Health Equity in Aging for Transgender People
Caregivers and Patient Engagement

Health Equity in Aging for Transgender People

Contributed by Ames Simmons, Policy Director, Equality North Carolina. The population of the United States is rapidly aging, at the same time as more people

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Communication in the Days of Face Masks: Do You Have a Good Strategy?
Clinical Practice

Communication in the Days of Face Masks: Do You Have a Good Strategy?

What’s communication like between you and your patients and their loved ones while wearing masks?  Are you finding it somewhat difficult to hear someone in

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National Healthcare Decisions Day 2.0
Advance Care Planning

National Healthcare Decisions Day 2.0

We’ve got a second chance! National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) has designated July 16 as a second opportunity this year for organizations to help their

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Secretary of Administration Machelle Sanders Talks with NCSI Coalition About the Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental and Health Equity Task Force
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Secretary of Administration Machelle Sanders Talks with NCSI Coalition About the Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental and Health Equity Task

The North Carolina Serious Illness Coalition welcomed Secretary Machelle Sanders to the June 26th edition of Friday Facts, our Week’s-end Update webcast.  NC Secretary of Administration Sanders

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COVID-19 Deaths Reveal Impact of Racial Disparities
Data

COVID-19 Deaths Reveal Impact of Racial Disparities

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significantly higher death rates among Black and Latino people than Caucasians according to new data from the Centers for Disease

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NC Serious Illness Coalition Members Issue Equity Statements
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NC Serious Illness Coalition Members Issue Equity Statements

The NCSI Coalition is just over 3 months old and we have attracted a diverse membership of 120 individuals from many disciplines representing over 70

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Sen. Mike Woodard Addresses Health Concerns in Friday Facts session with NCSI Coalition
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Sen. Mike Woodard Addresses Health Concerns in Friday Facts session with NCSI Coalition

The North Carolina Serious Illness Coalition welcomed Senator Mike Woodard (D) to the June 5th edition of Friday Facts, our 15-minute Week’s-end Update webcast.  Sen. Woodard, who

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Rep. Jon Hardister in a Guest Appearance with the NCSI Coalition
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Rep. Jon Hardister in a Guest Appearance with the NCSI Coalition

The North Carolina Serious Illness Coalition welcomed Rep. Jon Hardister, Majority Whip of the NC House, on the May 29th edition of Friday Facts, a

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