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pmabraham BSN, RN

Hospice RN Case Manager

Follower of Jesus • BSN, RN serving others as a Hospice RN Case Manager • Lifelong Learner

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  1. pmabraham

    Hospice case management but less income

    I'm sorry for your bad experience. I've been with the same company for almost a year now, AND have not had your experience. I'm so grateful to Jesus to be a hospice RN case manager.
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    New Hospice nurse, all tips welcome!

    If you are a hospice registered nurse, then check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/HospiceNursing/
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    Opoid crisis and providing hospice care

    I'm currently a hospice nurse, and we don't have issues getting the necessary pain medications for our patients.
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    What is a bad day?

    March 30th will be one year as a hospice nurse. I've yet to have what I would consider an outright terrible day. I've had hard visits, and there have been times I worked more hours than I would have liked to have worked from a physical exhaustion point of view. But every day, in the end, is a good day.
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    Affordable Online RN-to-BSN Programs

    Why not add Aspen University to the list?
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    Best Christmas Gifts for the Nursing Student

    One of the gifts I received mentioned in the opening post was compression stockings; it was the best and most used gift.
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    Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    Good day: One of the reasons I favor a health care system using health care savings accounts (if you look at how much money was spent on ACA to date, and do a what if they split it among the 319 million Americans' and each would have several million in their account) rather than government regulation of health insurance (which can be rejected by providers). The current system is pure wealth redistribution (which is why there is panic over the subsidy issue at the supreme court). If it was pure health care savings accounts, since almost all (if not all) locations accept cash or cash equivalents, you get close (or 100%) universal access to health care (which insurance cannot even come close), no wealth redistribution (which means no theft of one person to cover another person), and a lot more responsibility. Thank you.
  8. Good day: What I find interesting is our government did a recent census of the LGBT community, and found ~ 1.8% of all Americans declare themselves to be a part of this community. While all individuals need to be treated with respect, it's interesting to me that certain parties continue to push the issue as if the 1.8% number was closer to 10%. Thank you.
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    Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    This is a completely false statement as there are hundreds of thousands of doctors that have already stated they will not take any insurance related to Obamacare. You have top hospitals that will only accept the platinum plan (but not the lower levels). Access is not guaranteed, as providers in a free country have to right to dictate what payment forms they will and will not accept.
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    Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    In a free country, providers do not have to accept insurance; therefore ACA only deals with insurance regulations as opposed to access to healthcare. As a nursing student, when I talk with those who want health care, they talk about access and receipt of health care. Insurance is not health care; it is only a means of payment that can be accepted or rejected by the provider.
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    Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    Good day: The death of common sense « Atmore News is an interesting read from several perspectives including why removing autonomy from citizens will only lead to higher health insurance costs: "People reacted with surprise when major health insurers such as Blue Cross announced planned rate hikes of up to 50 percent in 2016. They began to cry foul, even though common sense would say that when people are forced to purchase anything, those who sell the mandatory product have NO incentive to keep costs down. You must buy their product, no matter what they charge, so they will stick it to you for every penny they can get. By 2020 we will be longing for the days of 50 percent rate increases" Thank you.
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    Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    Good day: It's called cash; something that is accepted. Obamacare was sold on lie after lie. It is not healthcare, it is not access to healthcare. It is simply a set of insurance regulations that spike up insurance for those that can afford it, to help a small few receive it with the illusion that it will always be helpful. Rather than allowing people to make their own choices - they can refuse treatment, but they cannot refuse insurance which may have zero value (as value is access); go figure why most American's hate it. Thank you.
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    Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

    We should support a system that allows freedom which should include the freedom to say no to any healthcare insurance (since insurance is not access to healthcare). Obamacare was sold on lie after lie after lie. It is not healthcare, it is insurance regulations that may make someone feel good (for having insurance) at much cost to many others. Subscription Center | ChicagoBusiness.com is a good read. P.S. The car insurance argument isn't apples to apples when it comes to Obamacare. If I don't want car insurance, then one option is to not buy a car. If I don't own a car, I don't have to have car insurance. I should have a choice as to whether or not I want health insurance especially since having it doesn't guarantee access to healthcare.
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