Tips for Hospice Providers: Things I Wish I’d Known


[3839] Tips for Hospice Providers: Things I Wish I’d Known
Explores hard lessons learned, shares clinical pearls of wisdom, ideas to ease transitions of care.

Presentation Info:

  • TAHC&H Event | Winter Conference | Fort Worth | Rich-Media Presentation Capture for Your Online On-Demand Access
  • Presentation Date | February 21, 2024
  • Presentation Track | Medicare Hospice

Program Description: When it comes to patients entering that last chapter of their stories, the medical side of the equation pales in comparison to the importance of a holistic, consistent, and compassionate presence on the part of the home care and hospice team. This program explores some of the hard lessons learned along the trail, sharing some clinical pearls of wisdom as well as ideas to ease transitions of care, as well as how a home health and hospice organization can build a consistent culture of exemplary care. “Parkey’s Rules” will be applied.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
  • §558.260[a][5]quality improvement

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 1.0 Clock Hr(s)
  • Continuing Education for Nurses
    • 1.0 Contact Hr(s)
    • This program awards CNE until 02.21.2026

Texas HCSSA CE Approval Statement
This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.

Nurse CE Approval Statement
Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151

Requirements for Successful Completion
To receive continuing education credits for this online presentation participant must view the entire online presentation, complete an evaluation, and post-test attestation.

Reporting of Perceived Bias
Bias, as defined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC COA/LSNA) is the “tendency or inclination to cause partiality, favoritism, or influence.” Commercial bias may occur when a CNE activity promotes one or more product(s) (drugs, devices, services, software, hardware, etc.). This definition is not all inclusive and participants may use their own interpretation in deciding if a presentation is biased. The ANCC COA is interested in the opinions and perceptions of participants at approved CNE activities, especially in the presence of actual or perceived bias in continuing education. Therefore, ANCC invites participants to access their “ANCC Accreditation Feedback Line” to report any noted bias or conflict of interest in the education activity. The toll free number is 1(866) 262-9730.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: J. Robert Parkey, MD, MTS, HMDC, CMD, Hospice of Wichita Falls/Palliative Care of North Texas, Healing Hands Home Health

About the Presenter:
J. Robert Parkey
is a sixth-generation native of the Wichita Falls area, and received his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and then completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Oklahoma campus in Tulsa, where he served as Chief Resident. In 2010, he completed a Masters degree in Theological Studies from the University of Dallas in Irving, with a personal emphasis in Biomedical Ethics.

Dr. Parkey practiced rural medicine in Henrietta, Texas for 17 years, but found a special love for the care of the elderly, those with dementia, and for patients with terminal and life-limiting illnesses, expanding his medical specialization and joining the medical staff of Hospice of Wichita Falls in 2008, then closing his rural practice in 2013. He is a member of numerous medical societies, including the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care, the American Geriatrics Society, the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and the Catholic Medical Association.

His “spare time” is filled caring for his family ranch in Clay County, and trying to keep up with his wife Katie (a Registered Nurse who helps him run his private practice and who serves in a number of volunteer capacities in the area) and their three daughters. His hobbies include fishing and literature, and he is a member of the Wichita Falls Poetry Society, the Texas Poetry Society, and the Academy of American Poets.

Dr. Parkey holds board certifications in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, and board certification by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. He also holds board certification from the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

[3839] Tips for Hospice Providers: Things I Wish I’d Known

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