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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Relieving suffering: Hospice care focuses on relieving or preventing suffering rather than trying to treat the underlying medical problems of patients with terminal illnes... Read More
Dr. John Manzella
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 47 years experience
Dying with Dignity: Hospice is a choice on how one wishes the final chapter of their life to end. Regrettably, medicine has evolved into treating problems rather than pat... Read More
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Hospice care: provides medical services, emotional and spiritual resources for people who are in the last stages of a serious illness, such as cancer or heart fail... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Back
Medical Oncology 37 years experience
Another thought: I'm wondering if you meant, is hospice care compassionate? The idea of hospice is to provide specialized medical care for someone who is near the end ... Read More
Dr. Gena Kluwe
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Compassionate : Would probably be the better word. Practitioners are passionate about their work. So, i'd say, yes, hospice is compassionate care. To relieve sufferi... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Compassionate care.: Hospice is meant for those who seemingly at the end of life, although that end can still be many months away. The emphasis of hospice care is not tryi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Overlapping definiti: Palliative care is symptom control to reduce suffering of cancer patients anytime during their treatment. Hospice care is symptom relief as an end of ... Read More
Dr. Ilana Newman
Palliative Care 26 years experience
They are different: Palliative care treats difficult to control symptoms in patients with advanced cancer & other life-limiting conditions such as end-stage heart/lun... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
They're the same.: Hospice is meant for those who seemingly at the end of life, although that end can still be many months away. The emphasis of hospice care is not tryi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dow
Family Medicine 22 years experience
No: No but near the end of life, the disease process or dying process may essentially keep the individual confined though either because of symptoms or me... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It is comfort care: End of life care is often called hospice care. The goal here is to provide comfort care, minimize suffering and let nature take its course. No curativ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Su
Dr. Tony Suanswered
Pulmonary Critical Care 33 years experience
You decide when : Hospice focuses on treating symptoms and proving comfort care in patient who are terminally ill or have failed to respond to treatment or have decline... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Back
Medical Oncology 37 years experience
A team!: Hospice teams involve a doctor, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, pastoral care, volunteers, choreworkers, and others. A patient and family... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
When death is: approaching and they need help to remain comfortable.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Geriatrics 25 years experience
See below: Hospice can be done at home with caregiver present, inpatient hospice at the local hospital for acute management only or respite or nursing home while... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
WHEN A CHRONIC: Health condition has rendered them unable to care for themselves and are terminal, expected to live 6 mos or less.

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