Should terminally ill inpatients get hospice care?

Answer On One Hand: Hospice Is AppropriateHospice care is a valid patient (and family) choice for the terminally ill. The Hospice Foundation of America notes that patients with a life expectancy of six mo... Read More »

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How to Arrange Hospice Care?

Hospice focuses on patients living out their last days in comfort with disease symptom care, or palliative care. Hospice care is recommended for patients who have received diagnoses of less than 6 ... Read More »

Is hospice care good or bad?

On One Hand: Merciful Transition?Hospice care is seen as a way for terminally ill patients to live out their remaining days in comfort. Drugs are administered to ease pain, but with the intention o... Read More »

Who is hospice care designed for?

Hospice care is designed for terminally-ill patients. Hospice workers treat patients for whom a cure is considered unlikely and for whom a comfortable death is the goal. Hospice staff usually aid a... Read More »

Is hospice care acceptable?

On One Hand: Hospice is HumaneHospice care is palliative--it relieves symptoms of a disease without attempting to cure it. When a person is facing a terminal illness and continuing treatment is a f... Read More »