Health Service Administration : Final Take Home Exam

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Health Service Administration - Final Take Home Exam Name: Hanumanth Mahadasu Dr.Alice McDonnell HOSPICE CARE PROGRAM
Hospice care is for people who are nearing the end of life. Hospice care services are provided by a team of health care professionals who maximize comfort for a terminally ill person by reducing pain and addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. To help families, hospice care also provides counseling, respite care and practical support. Hospice staff is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Organizational System:
Hospice programs are sponsored by various organizations:
1. Not-for-profit
2. For-profit.
3. Government
• The Governing body or Board of Directors depending on the organization determines hospices mission, provides care, support to and annually evaluates the Hospice administrator.
• Hospice administrator is accountable to the governing body for implementing, monitoring, and reporting on program services for resolution of problems and for program improvement.

• The Hospice administration provides for management functions throughout the hospice program including the delineation of staff responsibility, accountability and establishment of services for hospice program effectiveness.
• Hospices range in size from small all-volunteer agencies that care for fewer than 50 patients per year to large, national corporate chains that care for
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