The Virtues of Hospice

  1. The Virtues of Hospice
    Desire to learn more about what Hospice Programs are all about?? Read this article from Patient Care for the Nurse Practitioner® Archive November 2000. I also posted in the Hospice section.

    As a former Hospice Nurse, I feel it has one of the best descriptions of Hospice care & services provided.

    End of Life Care:The virtues of hospice
    http://pcnp.pdr.net/pcnp/public.htm...100hospice.html

    Also see, Ethical decision making at the end of life:
    A series of case studies in the same issue.
    http://pcnp.pdr.net/pcnp/public.htm...1100ethics.html
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Chellyse66
    Thank you Karen,
    I am also a former Hospice Nurse and appreciate this public information. I moved into Long Term Care after Hospice and just this week have made plans to return to Hospice by taking a position in an inpatient Hospice Facility, where I previously worked.
    Thanks,
    Michele
  4. by   imaRN
    I have always thought that someday when I am truely tired of the crazy world of ICU Nursing...I will go to Hospice to work, I have seen it work so well in my own family........thanks for the information/posting........imaRN
  5. by   rosy
    Originally posted by Chellyse66
    Thank you Karen,
    I am also a former Hospice Nurse and appreciate this public information. I moved into Long Term Care after Hospice and just this week have made plans to return to Hospice by taking a position in an inpatient Hospice Facility, where I previously worked.
    Thanks,
    Michele
    Congrats on the new position Chellyse66. I also am a former Hospice nurse, CRNH. It was a great few years, but as you well know is draining. Is the burnout rate still about 3 years for hospice nurses? I really admire people who can do it for 5, 10, 15 or more years. It's tough. Lots of luck. Take care of yourself.

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