Friday, March 21, 2014

The Truth About Hospice Care

A recent article debunks popular myths about hospice care. Among them: Hospice care is a place only for the last few weeks of a patient’s life; it means “giving up”; and there is nothing physicians can do for patients once they enter into hospice care. Journalist and writer Fran Smith, co-author of the book, Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End-of-Life Care and the Hospice Movement, says these beliefs are common ― and false. Ms. Smith reports hospice care can help patients reclaim their life, relieve suffering, and free up time for emotional and spiritual connection. Read more.

1 comment :

  1. I think it is really good to debunk these myths that seem to surround hospice care all the time. In my opinion, hospice sounds like a great opportunity for the elderly to be comfortable as they are getting older and sicker. It is also nice that they help to be sure that they are in a good situation and are as comfortable as possible. In my opinion, this definitely seems like a good option. Thanks for the great post! http://marysville-374.comfortkeepers.com/home/care-services/end-of-life-care

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