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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
THATS ONE OF THE: Main goals.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
The Dying: Hospice palliative care becomes appropriate when patients and their families decide to forego curative therapies in order to concentrate on maximizing ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Back
36 years experience Medical Oncology
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
When death is: approaching and they need help to remain comfortable.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
24 years experience Geriatrics
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
End of life care: Hospice is offered as a comforting measure to patients with terminal diseases, like cancer. This is the best way to relive distress and suffering of a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dow
21 years experience Family Medicine
Many: There are many benefits from active pain control to social supports for the family as well as the patient. My experience with hospice workers has been ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Hospice care is: Usually planned by the hospice team. This includes doctors, nurses, social workers, and clergy. It is designed for people who have an approximately 6 ... Read More

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