Friday, January 27, 2023

Hospice & Palliative Care

LifeCircle is an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional representation of people, organizations, and institutions in South Dakota whose purpose is to improve care at the end of life for people of the state.
Visit the LifeCircle page for more info.
Advance Care Planning are conversations between a patient, family and a healthcare provider about future healthcare decisions that may need to be made if the patient is suddenly ill or injured and unable to make their own medical decisions. These discussions will often result in Advance Directives which are written documents naming a medical power of attorney, directing the type of care they wish to receive through a living will or transportable medical orders if the patient has and advanced disease.
Visit the Advance Care Planning page for more information.

National Partners

NHPCO Website

CAPC Website

C TAC Website

Upcoming Education


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09feb11:30 am12:30 pmCase Management in Hospice Care: A Patient With Deep Venous Thrombosis and Kennedy Terminal UlcerMJHS Hospice and Palliative Care Webinar

14feb11:00 am12:30 pmGrief Impairment Scale: Research and Clinical ImplicationsHospice Foundation Webinar

23feb11:30 am12:30 pmDelirium: Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment in the Seriously Ill PatientsMJHS Hospice and Palliative Care Webinar

28feb11:00 am12:00 pmSupporting People with IDD and Other Cognitive Disabilities in Developing Advance Care PlansHFA Webinar


02mar11:30 am12:30 pmThe Family Meeting in Palliative Care:  Best PracticesMJHS Hospice and Palliative Care Webinar

23mar11:30 am12:30 pmEnd-Stage Liver Disease and Palliative CareMJHS Hospice and Palliative Care Webinar

  • South Dakota Quick links
  • Programs supporting Hospice and Palliative Care
  • State Wide Grants
    • 2021-2022: USD Bush Grant- Palliative Care Education Project ECHO- Cheryl Fischbach, DNP, RN; Sabina Kupershmidt, PhD; Helene Hegge, MS, RN
    • 2020-2023: Avera HRSA Grant- South Dakota Palliative Care Network- Charlene Berke; Mari Perrenoud RN, MSA, CHPN; Sarah Mollman, PhD, RN, CHPN, CNE
    • 2020-2024: NIH (NCI): R-01: Advancing Palliative Care in Northern Plains American Indians. Mary Isaacson, PhD, CHPN, SDSU Associate Professor; Dr. Bethany-Rose (BR) Daubman-Massachusetts General Hospital Palliative Care Physician; Dr. Frannie Arneson-Avera Palliative Care Physician; Dr. Daniel Peterite- Monument Health Radiation Oncologist; J.R. LaPlante- Avera Director of Tribal Relations and member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe; Tinka Duran- Senior Director-Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center and member of the Rosebud Sioux Nation
    • 2022-2023: SDSU- Avera Cancer Institute-Early Palliative Care for American Indians and Rural Patients w/Advanced Cancer- Sarah Mollman, PhD, RN, CHPN, CNE and Brandon Varilek, PhD, BAN, CHPN, CNE
    • 2022: SDSU RSCA Challenge Grant: The Impact of Personal Familiarity on Goals of Care Conversations. Brandi Pravecek, DNP, CHPN and Mary Isaacson, PhD,  CHPN