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Hospice Care Essay

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In recent years, Hospice care have risen to popularity and is being widely used among many terminally – ill patients and their families. This is evident in a report from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, “In 2014, an estimated 1.6million – 1.7 million patients received services from Hospice” (NHPCO, 2015). It is seen that many people uses Hospice care which means that many deaths are also under the care of a Hospice program, therefore, patients and families satisfaction is a crucial factor in assessing the quality of Hospice care and how to make improvement for future services. Thus, I decided to conduct a research on patient and/or caregivers satisfaction that received care from hospice programs.
The purpose of hospice is to effectively provide palliative care to terminally ill patients and their families, it is available to any age, religion or race. According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, “hospice provides expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes Support is provided to the patient’s loved ones as well” (NHPCO, 2015). In
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This might be one reason why some patients choose conventional treatment instead of choosing a hospice program, there is many other factors that may contribute to this decision such as; financial status. This research will help give nurses a stronger knowledge base of characteristics and advantage of hospice care. In addition, nurses will be able to explain the advantages of Hospice programs to more of their patients, thus, they will be able to educate and encourage more families to choose hospice care. Not only will it help the patient live out a comfortable life it will also help the caregivers with
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