Tulip Social Work Appreciation

Social Workers Play Valuable Healthcare Roles

When the doctors gathered by my father’s bedside in August of 2007 to tell him that their week-long efforts to stop his internal bleeding had been unsuccessful, it was the hospital social worker who stepped in and made a difficult conversation about end-of-life care understandable in words that were simple, compassionate, and empowering. The doctors…

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A Funeral Director’s Life: From Traditional Family Funeral Home to Online Cremations

Even though he never considered joining his family’s funeral home business as a career, Eric Kersey acknowledges that — in his own estimation — he has “embraced it.” His evolution from traditional funeral director to a family care specialist for Tulip Cremation, a five-year-old service specializing in online cremation planning, also exemplifies key shifts in…

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Paid or Unpaid, U.S. Caregivers Represent a “Cornerstone of Society”

Whether they are loving family members or paid healthcare and social services professionals, the dedicated individuals who identify as U.S. “caregivers” represent profoundly significant sources of support to anyone who is sick or nearing the end of life. According to recent data, the number of paid and unpaid caregivers continues to grow, the stresses and…

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