I made a post over in General Nursing that made a huge uproar. The content was misinterpreted, they went off track with what i said, but it turned into a debate about Palliative vs. Hospice care. I very much prefer home hospice case managing vs. Homecare Palliative cases. No one seem to understand the difference and why I would have a preference for Hospice.
I am new to the field, 5 months in with a homecare company and I work int he Hospice section which also does the palliative Medicare cases. I was told my job was going to be "a little bit of the palliative cases, but mostly hospice case managing and it's quite the opposite, due to a few reasons.
Does anyone else prefer to be strictly a hospice case manager, seeing them through end-of life care with the goal of a peaceful death at home? Or is there something wrong with me because I prefer that and don't see them as the same thing?
Sep 16, '12
Nothing wrong with you, I prefer hospice as well.
Sep 16, '12
Absolutely nothing wrong with perfering one kind of nursing over another! Some nurses dont think hospice nursing is "true" nursing (because you arent saving lives) but I say "its the absolute best kinda nursing for me" I make a difference for my pts, I may not be able to make them "well" but I can make that day(or that hour) better for them!
Hospice and palliative care are 2 different kinds of nursing but both do have the same end result. Palliative care usually just allows for more expensive/invasive treatments.