IN THE MEDIA
Learn about the Upper Valley Community Nursing Project, Aging in Place, Community Nurses, Slow Medicine and more.
Ministering to Community Health>
VALLEY NEWS, December 17, 2017
“Rewarding” is one of the first words that comes to mind when Ellen Thompson thinks of her work as the Lyme parish nurse. Ellen’s role as parish nurse is part of the Upper Valley Community Nursing Project.
Letters to the Editor: Good News in Thetford>
VALLEY NEWS, March 13, 2017
Voters approved an appropriation for the support of the Community Nurse of Thetford, Inc. that exceeded the amount asked for by the board.
Silver Linings: In Lebanon, finding the 'LIGHT' to help frail seniors stay at home>
NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER, February 26, 2017
It’s described as a “one-of-a-kind program in New Hampshire” to help Lebanon’s frailest seniors stay at home.
Silver Linings: Communities, churches turn to 19th century nursing traditions for elder care>
NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER, February 18, 2017
Today, there are nine community and parish nurses helping frail elders in eight communities in the Upper Valley area of New Hampshire and Vermont.
How Community Nurses Help Aging Mainers Stay Safe In Their Homes>
BANGOR DAILY NEWS, October 14, 2016
As low-profile and far-flung as they are, [community-based programs] represent an important piece of the solution to caring for aging Mainers in their homes and communities, according to nurse Laurie Harding, who leads the Upper Valley Community Nursing Project based in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Working to Rebuild the Community Nursing Model in the Upper Valley>
VALLEY NEWS, April 24, 2016
Nurses bring to bedsides and their communities “assessment ability and knowledge about options for appropriate interventions.”
Column: Community Nurses — An Old Approach Is Back Again in the Upper Valley>
VALLEY NEWS, November 29, 2014
"Pushed aside by the modern reimbursement-obsessed health care system, a community-based approach that flourished as far back as the mid-19th century in the Upper Valley is taking hold in the region town by town and helping older residents to remain in their homes and stay independent."
Community Nursing: Hartland’s New Neighborhood Nurse>
VERMONT STANDARD, December 15, 2014
"Stedman became Hartland’s community nurse in October. She travels to different Hartland homes, checking patients’ pain medication, their refrigerator for food and their well being—similar to a social worker. She’s a registered nurse who sees mostly elderly patients—regardless of their finances or health coverage."
Medication Use in Late Life and at End of Life: A Slow Medicine Approach>
GENERATIONS, February 16, 2012
by Dennis McCullough
"As an advocate for Slow Medicine (McCullough, 2008), which is a philosophy and a set of principles and practices meant to help elders, families, friends, and caregivers face aging and decline after eighty, I know how challenging it is to square realities with a hope for something better. "
Vital Living Forum
ORANGE TV, June 9, 2011
Dr. Dennis McCullough talks with host Serena Fisher about slow medicine and his book My Mother, Your Mother.
Slow Medicine, featuring Dennis McCullough (excerpt from Coming of Age in Aging America)
Traditional medical care is designed to cure...and cure and cure and cure. It often refuses to let us go gently. But is the cost sometimes too high -- personally and financially? Dennis McCullough chose a different path. Watch the video>
IN MEMORY OF DENNIS MCCULLOUGH
Dennis McCullough, Pioneer of ‘Slow Medicine’ in End-of-Life Care, Dies at 72
NEW YORK TIMES, June 8, 2016
Dr. Dennis McCullough, a pioneer of the “slow medicine” movement, which advocates palliative care over invasive regimens for older patients suffering from the inevitable and irreversible decline of aging, died in Bar Harbor, Me. He was 72.
Dr. Dennis McCullough, ‘Slow Medicine’ Proponent, Dies at 72
VALLEY NEWS, June 6, 2016
Norwich — Dr. Dennis McCullough, a renowned geriatric physician and leading proponent of the “slow medicine” movement, died after suffering a heart attack on Friday in Bar Harbor, Maine. He was 72. With more than 40 years of experience in family and community medicine, McCullough held positions at the Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. But he was best known for his work with seniors and their families.