Out of Scope of Practice???? - page 4

by ladytopaz 5,503 Views | 30 Comments

Yesterday several family members came in to see their loved one stating that they had heard through other family members that they were now being seen by Hospice. To make a long story short, the day nurse had spoken with a family... Read More

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    Perfectly acceptable for the nurse to open dialogue about Hospice. Where I work we obtain a physician's order for hospice once we've discussed with the family their options and they give the okay. Our in-house physician is really good at recognizing need for hospice, but she also accepts our recommendations as well.