Selecting a Hospice

Most cities now have more than one hospice. Some organizations consist of volunteers with little or no medical expertise. Others have freestanding inpatient units and their own medical staffs. The questions in eTable 5-4 will help in the selection of a hospice.

Some patients and their families resist entering hospice for fear that their care will be taken over by a stranger and their personal physician will no longer be involved. That fear should be addressed directly by the family physician (CA, 2009). Many hospices employ a physician board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine who can help with particularly difficult symptom problems. (See www.abhpm.org for a list of certified physicians in each area.)

Social support and resources in the community are discussed online at www.expertconsult.com.

Curing Eczema Naturally

Curing Eczema Naturally

Do You Suffer From the Itching, Redness and Scaling of Chronic Eczema? If so you are not ALONE! It strikes men and women young and old! It is not just

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment