So I had never seen this until suddenly two of our patients at the nursing home I'm at went hospice and remained a full code, which of course confused EVERYONE that was involved since when you say "so and so is hospice" you assume end of life care, not end of life care but if they code you better run in there and start bringing them back.
I was just wondering why do some people become hospice and full code. One nurse took a guess that since they get more services as hospice (like hospice coming to bath them and stuff like that) that they become hospice for the services. Anyways I was wondering if that's the really the reason or if it's something else.
May 8, '12
by klone, BSN, RN
According to my husband, the hospice geek, it either lies with acceptance issues or not everybody in the family is on the same page. He said a patient will sometimes start hospice care as a full code but then "come around" and sign the DNR after a while.
He said that as far as seeking "enhanced services" he doesn't really see that but he does see drug- seeking.
Last edit by klone on May 8, '12