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Hospice care is care for the end of life and dying patient and family. Hospice provides support with focus on quality of life issues. End of life does not mean the patient will have pain. Pain is one of several symptoms hospice will focus on for quality of life for the time reamining. Hospice takes the journey along with the patient and the family.

Experience in the area

I have been a hospice nurse for 17 years. I teach basic pain for hospice staff and advanced pain class for hospice nurses. I am a bedside nurse and visit patients in their home of choice or nursing home.


Hospice Palliative Nursing Association Internation Association of Hospice and Palliative Care


in process


I have a BSN and am certified in hospice and palliative care for 7 years.

Awards and Honors

Bloomington Hospital Research Fellow

Past/Present Clients

This would violate the HIPPA--patient right to privacy

What do you like about this subject?

The end of life is often avoid even for those within the health field. I consider it a priveledge to be with people and their family at this special time in their journey of life.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

They mystery of life remain elusive to man. I feels as if I often am given a glimmer of what that mystery holds when patient and family can share about the meaning of life as they see it. The patient often has much insight as death nears

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

You do not have to go through this alone. There is caring support for you and those available to help guide you with information so the choices to be made are more clearly understood

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Recent Answers from Jan Reeves

2015-07-15 Autopsie:

Dear Danny,      I want to apologize for the delay in answering your question, there seems to have been communication issues that Allexperts has just notified me.    I can understand your wondering and

2014-04-26 Physical therapy being stopped by POA:

Dear Dianna,  Yes, the POA can make these decisions if your mother is not capable of making decisions.  The POA does not speak for the patient unless they cannot do so for themselves or lacks decision

2014-01-29 Agreeing to hospice while in hospial:

Dear Joan,  I feel the sadness you are written in your inquiry.  I hope I can provide some type of answer for you.    In the hospice community I practice, a referral has to written by a physician when

2013-09-02 Foley usage in the Hospice Patient:

Dear Angela,     Thank-you for being an advocate for hospice patients.  I concur with you about use of indwelling foley catheters for end of life pt.  I recently had a pt that was restless, night nurse

2013-08-23 morphine drip:

Dear Cecil,    Today with monitoring smaller doses of morphine can be given with the pump and maintain a continuous infusion at a level the patient considers comfortable.  This means the medication can


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