I like hospice, except when they call me when I'm not on call...but I talked with them today and they said "we just wanted you to know what was going on".
this one particular patient gets fixated on things, i believe strongly she has brain mets...she called the office yesterday and went into a rant for 10 minutes about how she called her MD, and they said she "was on hospice", she asked the team coordinater "who signed me up for this.....and......they had no right", wanted copies of everything (which is in her home right next to her recliner)...so...anywho, can be challenging...
Every case is different, and there are ALOT of WHACKED family dynamics, but that is EVERYWHERE. Death and Dying, by Kubler-ross really helped me, because at first I was so ANGRY at some of the families -not this one inparticular--(saying we "want to help mamma"....but then taking 1 month off leave of absense from their job, and NEVER being at the house with mamma.)
another good book is understanding death and dying. got on www.campusi.com;
a great resource for any books/textbooks. stuff there is cheap cheap.
Anywhoo, a good job, but different from hospital setting (that is what i've been used to).
Thank you for the information about the port.