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How is palliative care done in a hospice setting?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hospice

Well, you may just need a palliative approach to care; comfort over cure.
Hospice is palliative care in the last months of life. Discuss with your physician about working on your comfort or find a physician who is hospice and palliatively board-certified. It is unfortunate that cms has sort of defined hospice meaning palliative care for the last six months of life, but this is only an estimate.

In brief: Hospice

Well, you may just need a palliative approach to care; comfort over cure.
Hospice is palliative care in the last months of life. Discuss with your physician about working on your comfort or find a physician who is hospice and palliatively board-certified. It is unfortunate that cms has sort of defined hospice meaning palliative care for the last six months of life, but this is only an estimate.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. William Kirsh
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Palliative care in the clinical intervention to reduce the side affects of one's disease or illness, hospice is a concept not a place.
Hospice goals is to keep the patient in the least restrictive environments (i.e. the home) by providing support. Palliative care intervenes in pain, reduction of side effect etc. It is like using radiation treatment on a terminal bone cancer, to reduce pain. Dr.

In brief: Yes

Palliative care in the clinical intervention to reduce the side affects of one's disease or illness, hospice is a concept not a place.
Hospice goals is to keep the patient in the least restrictive environments (i.e. the home) by providing support. Palliative care intervenes in pain, reduction of side effect etc. It is like using radiation treatment on a terminal bone cancer, to reduce pain. Dr.
Dr. William Kirsh
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Dr. Anthony Back
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hospice IS PC

Palliative care is now a broader term for care focused on quality of life.
Palliative care includes hospice, which can be inpatient or outpatient.

In brief: Hospice IS PC

Palliative care is now a broader term for care focused on quality of life.
Palliative care includes hospice, which can be inpatient or outpatient.
Dr. Anthony Back
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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: No

Pallitative care deals with symptoms that are easily managable and improving the quality of life of patients and their families through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and thoroguhly assessment and treatment of pain and other problems with involvement of medical psychosocial and spiritual support.

In brief: No

Pallitative care deals with symptoms that are easily managable and improving the quality of life of patients and their families through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and thoroguhly assessment and treatment of pain and other problems with involvement of medical psychosocial and spiritual support.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
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