The hospice patients I have usually get kicked off of hospice before getting to the end stages. And now I'm getting more hospice ( finally). And they are dying.
Helping a patient acheive a comfortable death is a real challenge! I'm finding in our hospice, the nurses pretty much run the care..... Tell the docs why to order and they say "ok". It's almost like being a doctor!
My patients a re having kind of " drawn out" deaths, and trying to keep them comfortable ( respiratory and anxiety wise is harder than pain wise.
Any tips would be appreciated. I wish my patients would just slip away in their sleep.....