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Hospice Care Goal

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Hospice care is a team of health care providers who take care of patients who are in the last stages of a serious illness (1). For example, patients with cancer, HIV infection, heart disease, dementia, kidney failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and some neurological disorders (2). This care can be provided by people other than health care providers, it can be done by patient’s family members (2).

The goal of a hospice care is not to find a cure for the disease, however, it aims to give a good quality of life for patients who suffer from terminal illness by medical therapy, emotional support and make them feel comfortable (3).

“Hospice care is available at hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and dedicated hospice
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