By arhospice on February 11th, 2022
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Join Kyle Jones, minority outreach coordinator for Arkansas Hospice and his guest Patricia Griffen, PhD. from Little Rock as she discusses her personal experience with being a caregiver and her professional views on the disparity of end-of-life healthcare trends for African Americans.
Arkansas Hospice Minority Outreach Coordinator Kyle L. Jones is a native of Arkadelphia, AR. He remained home to attend Henderson State University where he became a brother of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.,in the Fall of 2002. He received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2005 & later obtained his master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2008. Rev. Jones is currently pursuing his PhD. For the past year Rev. Jones has served as the Pastor of the Munn’s Chapel Baptist Church in Prescott, AR. Jones has been married to his beautiful wife, LaQuita K. Jones (Principal of Wilson Intermediate School in Malvern, AR) for fifteen years. They share three beautiful children.
Dr. Griffen is a Clinical Psychologist, CEO and founder of Clinical Psychology Services, Inc., an independent practice in Little Rock. She is retired Associate Professor and Chair of the Philander Smith College Department of Psychology, and has held positions as staff psychologist for Pikes Peak Family Counseling and Mental Health Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Director of Psychological Services for Adolescent Inpatient Treatment for the Arkansas Mental Health Services Division, Director of South Pulaski Services for Central Arkansas Mental Health Services, Psychological Consultant for Restore and Drug, Chemical Dependency and Eating Disorder Program at St. Vincent Medical Infirmary, Psychological Consultant for Southwest Employee Assistance Program. Dr. Griffen has also served on numerous boards of both charitable and professional organizations and institutions.
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The skilled and professional care and attention your team gave our mother made it possible for Mom to be granted her wish to die comfortably at home.
We are just starting our dad’s final journey and Arkansas Hospice has been a blessing. They’ve taught us so much already and provide as much support and comfort to the family as they do my dad. I’m grateful they’ll be walking this final path with us.
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Arkansas Hospice took care of my Mom before she passed. It was my first experience with any hospice and I was amazed. They took such great care of her. They treated her with dignity and respect until the end.
So many thanks for the way your staff treated my very dear friend, Jeff, as he raced toward the finish line. Words can’t express my gratitude for helping us to care for him and keep him comfortable. Top-notch professionalism and immediate responses to requests for assistance.