Just wanted some imput from those who work with hospice and home care pts. I am a RN (recent grad). My husband and I just returned home from visiting his grandfather who has lung cancer. They have done all the treatments they can. We have reached the point enough is enough. The treatment being worse than the disease some days! My question is his grandmother continues to ask the hospice nurse about a medication for depression, and the nurse seems to tell her he is already on too many meds. The doc has been asked a few times but still nothing. On our short visit I could tell he was in need of an antidepressant. My classes in school always taught a terminal illness like Cancer the pt should be given an antidepressant. I was wondering what other nurses where taught??? I hope if I am ever terminal they give me one cause I am sure I would be depressed!!