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.