mumms Software is sponsoring the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) and the CAC's annual SweetArts Ball. The SweetArts Ball is a premier gala which supports the CAC and it's mission to present diverse and exciting multidisciplinary arts programming and recognizes honorees who have contributed to the New Orleans arts and culture community.
Stephen Kiernan's The Hummingbird follows seasoned hospice nurse, Deborah Birch, as she cares for a retired professor and as she tries to help her husband re-acclimate after 3 tours served in Iraq. The book is a moving portrayal of the hard work and touching relationships formed by a patient and a hospice care worker at the end of life. Throughout the story, Deborah and her patient teach each other about forgiveness and helping the people in their lives heal.
A new study concludes that the inclusion of pharmacists on palliative care teams can reduce pain and save money. "The study shows the value of a collaborative approach in caring for patients at the end of life," said Dharma Naidu, PharmD, from the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in California.