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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Meaghan M. McDermott

5 December 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A Chicago-based program called Caring Together, Living Better is aiming to increase support to family members acting as caregivers for the elderly in their lives by providing resources directly in their churches. Focu...

The Globe and Mail

Kelly Grant

5 December 2019

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

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In recent years, there has been a decrease in Canadian organ donors but a comprehensive effort by an Ontario hospital is changing that narrative. From increased specialized training for nurses to adding a donation coo...

NPR

Nurith Aizenman

25 November 2019

Kampala, Uganda

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Liquid morphine offers a low-tech, low-dose alternative to other opioids when it comes to pain management. Uganda has taken steps to increase palliative care by allowing nurses to prescribe doses of morphine to patien...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

9 October 2019

Washington, United States

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Worker cooperatives offer a scalable model through which to ensure and protect the rights of home care workers. The Home Care Workers Purpose Trust, started by the Bronx-based Cooperative Home Care Associates, brings ...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

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18 September 2019

Albany, Minnesota, United States

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A shortage of caregivers throughout the U.S. has forced the industry to rethink how it's attracting workers, especially men. From simplifying applications to better targeted outreach, organizations are implementing ne...

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Eleanor Klibanoff

3 September 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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In Kentucky, sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) are often the frontline responders for survivors of a sexual assault, but have yet to be available in every hospital. Too often, women are turned away because of an a...

The Guardian

Sarah Johnson

26 June 2019

Helsinki, Finland

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Digital platforms allow for remote care when access to health care may be expensive or difficult. In Finland, as social welfare policies experience the economic and budgetary constraints of a shrinking population and ...

Finmag

Petra Dlouha

28 May 2019

Czech Republic

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There are many things to consider when it comes to the quality of life and psychological needs of people living with disabilities, but one need rarely remembered is their sexuality. A Czech organization called Freya t...

Making Contact

JoAnn Mar

8 May 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Senior citizens can often face many barriers when trying to set up end of life care, and this is exacerbated for minorities due to language and cultural barriers. On Lok Senior Health Services, however, is a program n...

Pacific Standard

Alieza Durana

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1 May 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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House calls are not new to the medicine field, but they are becoming more predominant as doctors look for ways to expand access to those that aren't able to make it into an office. Focusing mostly on "disabled, chroni...

NPR

Emily Corwin

27 April 2019

Vermont, United States

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Vermont is home to many senior patients with serious medical needs, but doesn't have enough nursing homes to accommodate. Now, some people are opening their homes to the elderly and providing necessary services - whil...

Bhekisisa

Nelisiwe Msomi

23 April 2019

South Africa

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In South Africa, public health nurses have a tendency to act more like a parent than a nurse when teenage girls visit the clinic to be tested for HIV, ask for birth control or get antiretroviral treatment. To change t...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

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26 February 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Instead of simply prioritizing growth, nonprofits need to implement carefully sized solutions with consideration to the longevity of their model. The closure of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, California, d...

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Michael de Yoanna

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4 December 2018

Greeley, Colorado, United States

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Combining the skills of medical emergency responders, crisis intervention specialists and social workers has had success in lowering the number of 911 calls for a fire department in Greeley, Colorado. Dubbed Squad 1, ...

WBUR

Kathleen Burge

16 November 2018

Maine, United States

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Virtual reality is being used as part of medical education providing a way for nurses and other medical workers to better understand how a patient may experiencing their surroundings. Virtual reality modules have been...

Wired

Matt Simon

14 November 2018

San Diego, California, United States

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Doctors and researchers are working to use the burning chemical from a Moroccan plant to treat persistent pain. The chemical, RTX, is so potent that it kills certain pain receptors without completely numbing the affec...

Apolitical

Burton Bollag

31 October 2018

Germany

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When family members fall ill, many times caregiving is placed on fellow family members, which is both time consuming and unpaid. A healthcare company with international reach, is funding research, toolkits and informa...

WBUR

Kathleen Burge

1 October 2018

Massachusetts, United States

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Medical schools in Massachusetts are starting to teach students palliative care methods. Instead of trying to cure every ailment, students are introduced to the idea of an end of life treatment plan without exhausting...

Politico

Joanne Kenen

12 September 2018

Torrance, California, United States

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The Medicare system is struggling with rising costs and a rapidly aging population, but one solution to the issue might be to encourage people to lay out end-of-life plans and wishes before a health crisis. The Provid...

Politico

Rochelle Sharpe

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12 September 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In Massachusetts, nonprofit Commonwealth Care Alliance is piloting a new experiment: using federal dollars from Medicare and Medicaid to provide preventive care and pay for the things that aren't explicitly medical, b...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

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29 August 2018

Alaska, United States

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In Alaska, the Community Health Aide Program is helping to connect people in remote, rural parts of the state to medical care. The program, started decades ago in collaboration with the Indian Health Service, local go...

Toronto Star

Moira Welsh

20 June 2018

Peel, Ontario, Canada

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Dementia units and long-term care homes for the elderly are often desolate and lonely places, with harried workers attempting to meet the needs of their patients while also meeting government-set metrics of success. F...

OZY

Julia Muldavin

8 June 2018

Archidona, Ecuador

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There are nine indigenous communities that live within the Ecuadorian Amazon, each with their own practices that have been passed down from generation to generation. To maintain independence from the Ecuadorian govern...

Sonoma Index-Tribune

Carole Kelleher

25 May 2018

Sonoma, California, United States

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At the Vintage House Senior Center in Sonoma, California, a Death Cafe is held on the last Wednesday of every month. The phenomenon of the Death Cafe began in London in 2011 but has since become international, popping...

Apolitical

Odette Chalaby

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19 January 2018

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Many people, often women, spend large amounts of their lives engaging in unpaid care work, dropping out of the labor market or taking a pay cut to care for their families. Hawaii has launched the Kupuna Caregivers Pr...

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