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Welcome to the Forum!! HVA, the world's leading association for hospice volunteers and hospice volunteer managers, offers this resource to the hospice community and the public-at-large as a public service. If you have a loved one that is seriously ill and is contemplating hospice care, we are here to help direct you and your family to such care and to answer any questions you might have. We also have many resources that can help you as well.

The Hospice Community Forum is open to all members of the hospice community and is sponsored by the Hospice Volunteer Association. Join us!!

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About the Music

Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living & Dying, produced by Michael Stillwater and Gary Malkin, provides anyone in transition with a powerful experiential tool for being more compassionate, aware and appreciative. This unique 2-CD set contains spoken and written contributions by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Ram Dass, Thich Nhat Hanh, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Ira Byock and other spiritual mentors and guides.

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HVA NEWS FLASH!!

HIPAA Compliant Hospice Volunteer Reporting -- Easy to Use & Very Secure

Will Increase Your Efficiency & Reduce Costs of Your Volunteer Program

For the last 9 years HVA's Patient Data Vault program has been revolutionizing the way volunteer programs are managed. Click here to read what Volunteer Coordinators and managers are saying about the program.  This exclusive member-only subscription service currently has over 3,000 active users, has successfully processed over 150,000 patient visit forms for our member hospices and currently manages over 20,000 patients for those hospices. You and your volunteers will enjoy the convenience of being able to communicate about, coordinate, report on and access information for their patient assignments via the Internet 24/7.

Participating hospices are finding many advantages to the PDV Service. This LOW COST service (monthly cost per volunteer is less than the cost of a cup of coffee at your local Starbucks) has numerous cost savings for our member hospices, eases management of their hospice volunteer program and improves the communication efficiency of complex coordination tasks while meeting the strict requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

They find this service extremely productive and an effective volunteer program management tool.  Try it for 30 days FREE!!

For further information about the PDV Service, contact HVA by e-mail or toll-free by telephone at (866) 489-4325.

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California Healthline - Study: Family Caregivers Need Help, Too by Rachel Bluth

Study: Family Caregivers Need Help, TooBy Rachel BluthSeptember 15, 2016From California Healthline - …See More
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Overcoming the
Fear of Death

Our beliefs about what happens when we die define how we live today. And more and more of us are discovering a radical truth: when we release our fear of death, we open to an immensely richer life right here and now. But how do we incorporate this profound insight into our everyday lives?

Our objective in writing this book is to help all people — no matter what their beliefs are — to reduce or eliminate their fear of death. So they can free up otherwise wasted energy to be refocused and better used in enjoying one’s daily life. To live life more fully now in the present.

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“Woody Allen once said, ‘I’m not afraid of dying. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.’ For those of us who will be there when it happens, through his book Kelvin Chin is providing insight, caring support and a warm life philosophy.” — Pen Densham, Oscar Nominated Filmmaker

“This book will help society to talk about the taboo topic of death and help them to begin to contemplate their mortality...not from a religious point of view but from a broad yet novel cross-cultural view.” — Greg SchneiderPresident, HEAL Project & HVA 

“I loved reading your book. Your book got me thinking about what I believe in, and while I don't actually know, I hope there is more to life (well, death really) than just this physical life. You encouraged me to explore my beliefs a bit more.” — Angelique, Melbourne, Australia 

“Your book has helped me deal with the loss of my hero, my Father. I felt like I had a good friend guiding me through the hardest time of my life. This book has helped guide me through my grief and to help me understand and accept his death and move on from this pain.” — Maria Barr, London 

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Notes

New book by Kelvin H. Chin

Created by maria wipplinger Aug 11, 2016 at 5:08am. Last updated by maria wipplinger Aug 11.

Serendipitous Connections

Created by Greg Schneider Nov 18, 2012 at 1:49pm. Last updated by Greg Schneider Nov 18, 2012.

It Takes Courage to Make Meaningful Change

Created by Greg Schneider Nov 26, 2011 at 1:13pm. Last updated by Greg Schneider Nov 26, 2011.

Lesson For the Living Receives 6th Major Award

Created by Stan Goldberg, Ph.D. Jun 24, 2011 at 5:17pm. Last updated by Stan Goldberg, Ph.D. Jun 24, 2011.

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