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Making The Decision To Go Into A Hospice in Six Steps


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Making the decision to change treatment goals from curing or containing a health condition to comfort care is totally personal -- and can be difficult to make.

If you are considering hospice care, we recommend the following six steps:

If you locate a hospice which is willing to also permit you to fight your health condition, an entry into hospice may not be as big a step as it would be otherwise.

An alternative to consider is to look for a palliative care program in a hospital. Palliative care programs focus on treating pain and extending comfort. Patients usually do not have to be certified as terminally ill and can continue with treatment concerning the health condition.

If you would like to speak with an independent counselor about these subjects, counselors are available free of charge at National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, tel.: 703.837.1500 ( offsite link)

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