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 When does hospice care begin?

Answer 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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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How do i write to someone in hospice care?

When someone reaches the point in her illness where she requires hospice care, people sometimes feel uncertain how to express continued contact and communication when death is imminent. Writing le... Read More »
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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 »
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