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A 29-year-old member asked:

what's a hospice care plan made for and by whom?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
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 month survival and who have either exhausted more aggressive care possibilites or are too frail. It is not limited to cancer. It is different than palliative care. There time is not critical and treatment is ongoing. Their goal is symptom management.
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Geriatric Psychiatry 62 years experience
Team: There is a whole team involved in hospice care that includes a physician, nurses, nursing assistants, clergy, and sometimes music therapists.
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Plan of care: It is made by the hospice care team. Each health professional has a different intervention with the patient. Includes medications, nursing, social worker visits, chaplain visits, etc... It is developed while discussing the needs of the patient together.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
End of life 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 trying to save the life, but to give comfort to the individual as their death approaches. the decision to pursue hospice is considered by the patient, family members and doctors.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What is hospice care?

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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 illnesses. Hospice care may involve many types of health care professionals and will focus not just on physical but also emotional and social aspects of end-of-life care.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is hospice care passionate?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
THATS ONE OF THE: Main goals.
A 41-year-old member asked:

When under hospice care is the patient confined?

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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 medications.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can a person be in hospice care without being terminal?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
THAT DEFEATS THE: Purpose based on current definition of hospice care.
A 34-year-old member asked:

At what point does a person do hospice care?

4 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
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.
Dr. Milton Mintz
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agree that further treatment for primary disease process will only be comfort care,- no surgery or hospitalizations
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