What do you need to become a hospice nurse?

Answer Hospice nurses perform palliative care to terminally ill patients. Understanding that their patients are going to die, the main goal of care becomes to lessen the pain rather than work toward a cur... Read More »

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Is hospice nursing right for me?

On One Hand: Yes, If You Have the Heart.Hospice nursing can be an emotionally demanding, yet rewarding career. According to Lynn Taylor, a hospice nurse, those best suited for the field are those w... Read More »

What is community hospice?

Community hospice is a specialized type of care aimed at treating patients who no longer respond to lifesaving treatments. Through a supportive network of physicians, nurses, counselors, hospice ca... Read More »

About Hospice Training?

The training to become a hospice worker, either professional or volunteer, prepares one for the unique philosophy of hospice. Hospice care is meant to give a patient comfort at the end of life. The... Read More »

When does hospice care begin?

On One Hand: Medical Staff Recommends HospicePatients usually need a doctor's referral to start hospice care. Physicians usually recommend hospice care when they estimate a person has six months or... Read More »