In 2015, the MHC partnered with Hospice of Southern Maine to offer a Literature & Medicine style reading and discussion program. We developed a syllabus of readings that address challenges and rewards specific to hospice work, and were excited to bring the program to a range of professionals who care either directly or indirectly for hospice patients and their families.
Most participants noted improvements in the following areas as a result of their participation in the group:
- Job satisfaction: 84%
- Commitment to your work: 67%
- Appreciation of the skills and contributions of your colleagues: 78%
- Ability to communicate with colleagues: 99%
- Ability to deal with the stress of your work: 67%