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Explain palliative care for adults with cancer in a hospital vs those getting care in hospice?
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Dr. Anthony Back
Internal Medicine - Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Both ease symptoms!
Pallative care in a hospital is often delivered by a consulting team of clinicians, or in a specialized inpatient unit.
Patients at any stage of illness can be helped by palliative care. Hospice is one form of palliative care that usually is delivered at home by a team of specialists, focused on the very last phase of life.

In brief: Both ease symptoms!
Pallative care in a hospital is often delivered by a consulting team of clinicians, or in a specialized inpatient unit.
Patients at any stage of illness can be helped by palliative care. Hospice is one form of palliative care that usually is delivered at home by a team of specialists, focused on the very last phase of life.
Dr. Anthony Back
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hospice can be done
In the home by providing beds, care providers, respite for family.
If the home is not adequate for needs, a place called a hospice is next. Hospitals are abused by adding futile care that prolongs agony for patients and family (intubation, icu's, codes).

In brief: Hospice can be done
In the home by providing beds, care providers, respite for family.
If the home is not adequate for needs, a place called a hospice is next. Hospitals are abused by adding futile care that prolongs agony for patients and family (intubation, icu's, codes).
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