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mumms Attends New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

mumms is excited to be sponsoring and participating in New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW) as an IV 100 sponsor for the second consecutive year. 

NOEW is produced by The Idea Village, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to driving positive change in New Orleans through entrepreneurship. The Idea Village is funded by The IV 100, a group of forward thinking corporations, foundations and individuals committed to driving a self-sustaining ecosystem in New Orleans by 2018, and it is through those contributions that we are able to host NOEW each year. mumms is proud to be among this group. 

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Meditation and Mindfulness Shown to Reduce Burnout

Meditation and mindfulness have been shown to reduce burnouts among clinicains and studies are beginning to pay more attention to the benefits of meditation and mindfulness for physicians. 


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Would Your Hospice Benefit From an Autobiographer?

In the United Kingdom, autobiographer Barbara Altounyan is looking at setting up a charity that puts autobiographers and journalists in end of life care facilities a couple times a month. Altounyan is asking the hospice community if they feel this is a useful and meaningful idea. 

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QIES System Downtime March 16-21

The QIES System has announced that their systems will be unavailable after 8pm EST on Wednesday, March 16 through Monday, March 21. We recommend you mark this on your calendar and make the appropriate plans to submit as much of your work as possible prior to 8pm EST on March 16.

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Dreams of the Dying

A team of clinicians and researchers led by Dr. Christopher Kerr at Hospice Buffalo has begun a study that looks at the important of dreams and their role in supporting a "good death" for hospice and palliative care patients and their families. The team conducted their first study (published in The Journal of Palliative Medicine) by conducting multiple interviews with 59 terminally ill patients regarding their dreams. The team found patterns that could help patients and their family members find peace and closure. Dr. Kerr discusses the study at length in a TEDxBuffelo speech in December 2015. 

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