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.
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
I have a BSN and am certified in hospice and palliative care for 7 years.
Bloomington Hospital Research Fellow
This would violate the HIPPA--patient right to privacy
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.
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
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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