hospice http://kcur.org en Hallmark Petitioned For Hospice Cards http://kcur.org/post/hallmark-petitioned-hospice-cards <p>It seems like there’s a greeting card for everything these days: for going back to school, for anniversaries, and yes, even for losing your job. But what about a card for being in hospice or at the end stages of life? That’s the idea of <a href="http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2013/February/22/Regina-Holliday-patient-advocate.aspx">a high-profile patient advocate</a> who recently turned her attention to Kansas City. &nbsp;But as KCUR’s Elana Gordon reports, such a concept is not so easy to materialize.</p><p>This story was originally <a href="http://www.kcur.org/post/addressing-death-and-dyingthrough-greeting-card">published online</a> last month. Below is the audio and transcript for the radio version that aired on KC Currents March 24. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:44:57 +0000 Elana Gordon 34077 at http://kcur.org Hallmark Petitioned For Hospice Cards Addressing Death And Dying...Through A Greeting Card? http://kcur.org/post/addressing-death-and-dyingthrough-greeting-card <p>When <a href="http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2013/February/22/Regina-Holliday-patient-advocate.aspx">Regina Holliday’s</a> husband, Frederick Allen Holliday II, went to the hospital in 2009, he was already at the end stages of kidney cancer.</p><p>The next two months were “a roller coaster,” she recalls. But during that time, Holliday remembers receiving a lot of cards from friends and loved ones.</p><p>Mostly of the “get well” type.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:31:31 +0000 Elana Gordon 32216 at http://kcur.org Addressing Death And Dying...Through A Greeting Card?