NESA - All Care Hospice Acupuncture Residency
Applications now being accepting for the next NESA-All Care Hospice Acupuncture Residency to begin September 10.
NESA is proud to offer this tremendous learning opportunity to work as part of a home hospice team. This residency provides the valuable and satisfying experience of being involved in the development of an emerging Integrative Medicine model of care within a major home care hospice provider. This innovative partnership with All Care Hospice creates a residency for acupuncturists to provide home hospice acupuncture treatment as part of an interdisciplinary hospice team. These acupuncture residents are trained by and collaborate with other providers by participating fully in the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG). Residents develop advanced acupuncture clinical expertise in palliative care/hospice under the mentorship of Barbara Parton, RN, LicAc, a senior acupuncturist with a background in hospice nursing and administration.
All Care offers end of life, palliative care as part of a continuum of home care services, with a distinguished, 100-year history of service to communities in the greater Boston area and northeastern Massachusetts. The focus of hospice care is to provide physical, emotional and spiritual comfort, dignity and support to terminally ill patients, their families, and friends. Hospice care includes nursing, spiritual and psychosocial care, home health aide assistance, and medication for management of pain and other symptoms. Continuing its history of leadership in enhancing quality of life for patients, All Care now augments its Interdisciplinary Group with acupuncture, creating an Integrative Medicine team.
The response to the residency by the All Care staff, referring providers, patients and patient families has been overwhelming positive. And residents recognize the value of the experience:
“I would HIGHLY recommend this particular residency ….”
“The Interdisciplinary Group was most informative in regard to exposure to the style and rigor of communication among western medical providers.”
“… I had a much more concrete understanding of some of the more severe TCM conditions that are described but not seen in more healthy populations.”
Applications are due by July 16.