I found this article fascinating and it increased my interest in hospice as a career choice after I graduate.
It is certainly a physician centric piece, as are most covering healthcare in traditional media, but I especially like that it ends with a hospice nurse saying 'the right thing'.
It made me wonder if you all would agree the assertion that hospice is one area of healthcare, and nursing, that has an ideologically pure mission statement?
Most other areas of healthcare seem to profit off of our dysfunctional system; ER, OR, ICU . . . and surely many hospice patients shouldn't be there in the first place (meaning if prevention was as integral as it should be).
Do you as hospice nurses see the profit motive interfering with care the way it does in other aspects of nursing?