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My friend has a fear of dying. Can hospice provide counselor's?
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Dr. Anthony Back
Internal Medicine - Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
Depending on the hospice, it might be a social worker, or nurse, or chaplain.
But most people are fearful of dying, and it's important to address it. So encourage your friend to find the right person for him or her. Talking through this is very beneficial for most patients, because it can ease fears, and help people plan and draw on their own resources.

In brief: Absolutely
Depending on the hospice, it might be a social worker, or nurse, or chaplain.
But most people are fearful of dying, and it's important to address it. So encourage your friend to find the right person for him or her. Talking through this is very beneficial for most patients, because it can ease fears, and help people plan and draw on their own resources.
Dr. Anthony Back
Dr. Anthony Back
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Usually
Most hospice and palliative care groups will have counselors who can help with the process of dying.
Your friend should talk with their physician about options available for their situation.

In brief: Usually
Most hospice and palliative care groups will have counselors who can help with the process of dying.
Your friend should talk with their physician about options available for their situation.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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