Thursday, November 12, 2009

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Is it just me or is it kind of interesting that November is National Hospice and Palliative Care month?  The middle of autumn with changing falling leaves, animals fleeing the bitter cold through migration and hibernation, holiday parties beginning with a primary focus on family.  These are just the few analogies I cam up with as I typed this post.  Feel free to add your own in the comments.

Does anyone know the history of why November was chosen as National Hospice and Palliative Care month?  If you do or know someone who does please feel free to drop me a line.

Well enough speculation! Have a happy month celebrating the great work done by patients, families, staff, and volunteers to make hospice and palliative care such an interesting part of life.

If you need to know what other things you need to celebrate this month, I have compiled this list from various sources:

And my favorite:

Novembeard (US/Canada) or Movember (Australian/New Zealand) - Men grow beards or moustaches (Thank you Internet and Wikipedia!)

I just wish I would have known it was Novembeard at the beginning of the month.  Now I am almost two weeks behind.

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