Wings of Change Publications

Wings of Change Publications Publishers of Patient Education Materials for Hospitals, Hospices, and Mental Health Providers
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07/14/2020

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Oh, my heart. ❤️ Animals provide a healthy dose of unconditional love along with a safe place to express our emotions wh...
07/02/2020
Terminally Ill 7-Year-Old Girl Who Loves Dogs Gets Visit From Dozens Of K-9 Units

Oh, my heart. ❤️
Animals provide a healthy dose of unconditional love along with a safe place to express our emotions when we have no words for what we are going through. Such a beautiful story about helping others, even through their pain.

A terminally ill 7-year-old with brain cancer was “all smiles” on one recent weekend. The little girl adores dogs, so more than 35 K-9 police dog teams came to visit her in Wisconsin. Emma Mertens was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. Her family runs a page, Team Emma, where they p...

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07/02/2020

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Wings of Change Publications
06/27/2020

Wings of Change Publications

“You can either walk inside your story and own it or you can walk outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” - ...
06/27/2020

“You can either walk inside your story and own it or you can walk outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” - Brene Brown

Wow! What an amazing week at Wings of Change Publications. I am reminded on a daily basis how blessed I am to be working...
06/20/2020

Wow! What an amazing week at Wings of Change Publications. I am reminded on a daily basis how blessed I am to be working with EOL professionals all over the nation. This testimonial made my week, and I wanted to share with you the power of carefully crafted words:

"It's Friday at 4:30 pm, and you know what that means in hospice. I was the on-call social worker so my week wasn't ending - I got called out to do an admission. When I arrived, the family was so distraught. They had just brought their mom home from the hospital (the same mom who was gardening in her yard last week). Needless to say, they were in shock at the diagnosis and how quickly she was discharged from the hospital. My attempts at explaining weren't being heard. I haven't made a habit out of reviewing Nature Gave Us Butterflies that we include in the admission packet but thought I would give it a try. Seriously, this made such a difference for them. They actually heard what I was saying. By the time I left the family, they were so much calmer and said they would read the booklet in detail as soon as I left. I was so grateful to know that something as simple as a booklet helped them so much." - Amanda

And this my EOL friends, is why I do what I do. Keep the feedback coming and thank you for allowing us to partner with you in providing excellent EOL care. You can discover the booklet that helped Amanda reach this family here:

https://www.wingsofchangepublications.com/collections/books/products/nature-gave-us-butterflies-hospice-edition

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04/24/2020

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The author of this article, Daryn Holdsworth, was on my hospice team for several years and now works as a bereavement co...
04/02/2020
A Picture of Mercy: Hospice Care During COVID-19

The author of this article, Daryn Holdsworth, was on my hospice team for several years and now works as a bereavement counselor. Great job, Daryn Holdsworth, this is a great read for all in hospice care.

https://religica.org/a-picture-of-mercy-hospice-care-during-covid-19/

The only reason that it’s scary getting old Is people treat you like you’re too big to hold And you still feel just like a kid… That is why I reach for you so much I think I’m drowning, until we to…

Some insight on what so many end-of-life professionals are already good at . . . 😇Stay safe, take deep breaths, and cran...
03/29/2020
Breaking bad news to patients when they are alone

Some insight on what so many end-of-life professionals are already good at . . . 😇

Stay safe, take deep breaths, and crank up the music in between patients.

https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/03/breaking-bad-news-to-patients-when-they-are-alone.html

This isn’t a unique situation during this time. This isn’t even the worst-case scenario. Our patient was awake, comprehending our information, and still able to communicate to his loved ones.

From our friends at AAHPM . . . http://aahpmblog.org/articles/navigating-covid-19-as-a-hospice-and-palliative-care-profe...
03/18/2020
Navigating COVID-19 as a Hospice and Palliative Care Professional – AAHPM Blog

From our friends at AAHPM . . .

http://aahpmblog.org/articles/navigating-covid-19-as-a-hospice-and-palliative-care-professional/

Navigating COVID-19 as a Hospice and Palliative Care Professional March 16, 2020March 17, 2020 by AAHPM The COVID-19 pandemic has arrived, and we are all in uncharted waters. Whether we are clinicians, researchers, educators, administrators or advocates, we are all experiencing stress, disruptions a...

Excellent news for hospice providers during this challenging time! Thanks to all who are holding it together for those a...
03/15/2020
CMS Waives Hospice Rules Amid COVID-19 Emergency - Hospice News

Excellent news for hospice providers during this challenging time!

Thanks to all who are holding it together for those at the end of life and their families and caregivers. 💕

https://hospicenews.com/2020/03/14/cms-waives-hospice-rules-amid-covid-19-emergency/

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an 1135 waiver to relax certain rules and conditions of participation (CoPs) for hospices and other health care providers after the White House declared a national emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Declaration of a nati...

https://www.hospiceactionnetwork.org/nhpco-sends-letter-to-white-house-requesting-1135-disaster-waiver-for-hospice/
03/13/2020
NHPCO Sends Letter to White House Requesting 1135 Disaster Waiver for Hospice - Hospice Action Network

https://www.hospiceactionnetwork.org/nhpco-sends-letter-to-white-house-requesting-1135-disaster-waiver-for-hospice/

Visit nhpco.org/coronavirus for more resources and information pertaining to COVID-19 Amid COVID-19 spread and rising concerns related to the virus, NHPCO has submitted a letter to the White House requesting a disaster waiver for hospice. See NHPCO’s official press release below: For Immediate Rel...

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03/01/2020

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03/01/2020

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Most people who know me pretty much know that I thrive on this life equation:    👩🏼‍💻 + 🐶 + ✍🏻 + ☕️ + 🍷 + ❄️ = 📚 I must ...
02/27/2020

Most people who know me pretty much know that I thrive on this life equation:

👩🏼‍💻 + 🐶 + ✍🏻 + ☕️ + 🍷 + ❄️ = 📚

I must say, I don’t think many people understand why I trek out into the woods at least once a year - just the dog and myself. It makes perfect sense to me as an introvert, but it’s one of the only places on earth where I get quiet enough to hear the right words. 🧘🏼‍♂️

Words that comfort. Words that gently inform and educate. Words that, when delicately placed together, matter to someone who is going through a difficult life transition.🍂

In the hush of the log home in the woods,
Book #7 is a WORK IN PROGRESS. I’m about 75% finished, and I can’t wait to present it to you. This project is still about 6 months until the release date, but rest assured, your patients and families will love it. 💞

#ilovemylife #womeninpublishing #publishing #thedreamisreal #writeon #hospice #palliativecare #grief #dementia #caregiver #puppylove

Such an incredibly creative way to work through grief 💕.
02/16/2020
Death Cafe

Such an incredibly creative way to work through grief 💕.

Beauty in grief: Durham woman creates 100 days of art from her mother's funeral flowers.

02/15/2020
Hospice caregiver learns patient was doctor who delivered her | Grand Forks Herald

Now this story tugs at the ol’ heartstrings 💕🩺💕

https://www.grandforksherald.com/lifestyle/health/4832276-Hospice-caregiver-learns-patient-was-doctor-who-delivered-her?fbclid=IwAR1kzoxr9b7--CaNGv_GXjqbtQXgU_f-ixNjvFARtCQfuOKSg2sScVmMIyU

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Clayton Jensen was a beloved physician during his career, whether it was at a small-town practice in Valley City, N.D., delivering babies, or mentoring and training family practice doctors throughout the region.

11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving! Our offices are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 29th. Enjoy your rest and family time!

I truly love this. ❤️ Don’t be afraid to mention their name. ☀️
11/27/2019

I truly love this. ❤️

Don’t be afraid to mention their name. ☀️

This is an amazingly well-written article about our responsibility to ourselves to do the work that is necessary to heal...
11/05/2019
Pallimed

This is an amazingly well-written article about our responsibility to ourselves to do the work that is necessary to heal from trauma. No matter how the trauma arrives, it is our responsibility to make sure that it does not “take up residence” in our minds and bodies.

Once clients understand this concept, they are empowered to let go, heal, and enter life renewed with permission to use their strength in ways that serve them well. As end of life professionals, we see many people who have unresolved trauma that they carry with them, sometimes for a lifetime.

This is such important work in hospice and palliative care. It is OUR job as hospice and palliative care physicians to learn trauma informed interventions and help our patients AND families! Trauma is not our fault! If we have access to care, then we need to seek that care and hopefully, get on the process to healing. However, so many do not have access to care- just like with hospice and palliative care. That's why we should provide trauma informed practices in our plan of care with our patients and families.

It matters. The little things are the big things in the lives of the dying. Beautiful story!
11/02/2019
Hospice Patient, Former Pilot Gets To Fly Once More

It matters. The little things are the big things in the lives of the dying. Beautiful story!

Hospice Patient, Former Pilot Gets To Fly Once More 30 October 2019 By: Tim Wood Topics: Aging , Airport Pilot Kyle Takakjian, right, with Eugene Peterson, left, and George Vermelyea, center, in the cockpit during last Thursday's flight. COURTESY PHOTO CHATHAM – The staff at Broad Reach Hospice an...

What a beautiful story of community and love for kindred crafting/quilting/embroidery. I love hearing stories of random ...
10/26/2019
‘I had to buy it and finish it’: Why 1,000 people offered to crowd-stitch the quilt of a dead woman none of them knew

What a beautiful story of community and love for kindred crafting/quilting/embroidery. I love hearing stories of random acts of kindness and this one aligns so much with what we are all trying to do as end-of-life professionals: give them a good and peaceful death.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/10/25/i-had-buy-it-finish-it-why-people-offered-crowd-stitch-quilt-dead-woman-none-them-knew/

Shannon Downey stumbled on an unfinished quilt project at an estate sale, and enlisted an army of stitchers to help her finish it.

Announcing our newest edition to our publications family: the Winter Holiday Issue of the Tending Grief Newsletter Serie...
10/22/2019

Announcing our newest edition to our publications family: the Winter Holiday Issue of the Tending Grief Newsletter Series.

This little treasure is back from the printer on November 1st and will be shipped then. It is full of ideas to help your bereaved clients navigate the holidays while still making space to grieve.

The holidays can be a time of loneliness, emotional pain, and confusion for our clients. Let the Winter Holiday Issue be part of your plan to support them through the holidays.

Read more about our Holiday issue here:

https://www.wingsofchangepublications.com/collections/newsletters/products/tending-grief-winter-holiday-newsletter

Such a touching story of community . . .
10/03/2019
Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Such a touching story of community . . .

A simple act of kindness can go such a long way. ❤️

Evelyn Peters Rackmyer what you knew all along!
09/23/2019
Today Show

Evelyn Peters Rackmyer what you knew all along!

“Cows like to be with you, they’re very curious, they know their names, they always want to come up and see what’s going on.”

09/13/2019

Friday the 13th and a full moon - thinking of all hospice and palliative care professionals today!
#goodluck #wineisgood

09/04/2019

After months of working through a redesign, we are excited to share!

The Nature of Grief: Healing & Honoring the Seasons of Grief got an updated, fresh look! We included this video walkthrough explaining the improvements. Request your sample today:

https://www.wingsofchangepublications.com/pages/contact-us

Our thoughts are with all of the hospice & palliative care professionals in the Bahamas, Florida, Georgia and the Caroli...
08/31/2019

Our thoughts are with all of the hospice & palliative care professionals in the Bahamas, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas who, in addition to preparing their own families and homes for safety, are also in emergency mode doing the same for their hospice and palliative care patients and families.

Many prayers of safety for you all. We just posted this meme, but it’s so appropriate we just had to post again. We are with you in spirit ❤️.

I was just thinking about those hot, long, sweaty days when I was having a tough day in my midwestern hospice world and ...
08/19/2019

I was just thinking about those hot, long, sweaty days when I was having a tough day in my midwestern hospice world and it occurred to me that someone - somewhere - probably needs to see this today. You may not feel it, but know that you make a difference and are appreciated. Lead on. 🦋

I love Seth Godin. ❤️ I do NOT love marketing. 😰 But Seth definitely makes it easier when we know we have a message to g...
08/19/2019

I love Seth Godin. ❤️ I do NOT love marketing. 😰 But Seth definitely makes it easier when we know we have a message to get out there that will help others in their life transitions. If you need marketing help for your business, look him up: make getting your message out there more than a task - make it a mission 📖

08/09/2019
How can doctors share bad news with patients?

How can doctors share bad news with patients? No doubt, this is difficult to do. Preparing for the conversation by learning the communication skills needed to gently and thoroughly communicate while taking their cues helps the patient and family assimilate the information gradually. http://bit.ly/2mbzBk7

Research shows that physicians are sometimes reluctant to have difficult conversations with their patients. Experienced physicians share their tips.

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118 E Lockwood Ave
O'Fallon, MO
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Thank you for creating these lovely and valuable tools. We are not only giving them to our clients and their families, we are incorporating them into our volunteer training and our bereavement groups. The new symptoms pocket guide is fabulous. It was a great pleasure connecting with you. Thank you again. Daphne 😊
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