Hospice Care/is death near

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Carol wrote at 2014-11-11 14:42:37
This was very informative.  I could have written the question myself.  I am facing the same EXACT situation as Nina.  My father...stage 4 lung cancer...hospice called in.  And the questions of when.  Not long after reading this, dad looked at mom and I and said "I want to go home".  It was because of yor answers that we KNEW what he was saying.  Our family is keeping a bedside vigil.  Thank you so very much Jan.  The information was very helpful.  


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Jan Reeves

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Hospice care is care for the end of life and dying patient and family. Hospice provides support with focus on quality of life issues. End of life does not mean the patient will have pain. Pain is one of several symptoms hospice will focus on for quality of life for the time reamining. Hospice takes the journey along with the patient and the family.

Experience

I have been a hospice nurse for 17 years. I teach basic pain for hospice staff and advanced pain class for hospice nurses. I am a bedside nurse and visit patients in their home of choice or nursing home.

Organizations
Hospice Palliative Nursing Association Internation Association of Hospice and Palliative Care

Publications
in process

Education/Credentials
I have a BSN and am certified in hospice and palliative care for 7 years.

Awards and Honors
Bloomington Hospital Research Fellow

Past/Present Clients
This would violate the HIPPA--patient right to privacy

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