Quote from Baubo516
I am a nursing student who is interested in hospice. One concern I have had is that a hospice nurse would need to be on call frequently because, well, people can pass away at any time of day.
OP - you said "at the end of my shift." Do you work at a hospice house? What is your day to day schedule like as a hospice nurse?
Someone else mentioned autonomy, which sounds good to me... I'm just curious what the different options for schedules would be like.
When they die, from what I understand, you call hospice, and they call the funeral home to come by with the van. Still haven't found anyone to illustrate the typical day- but my guesses:
Fewer patients than HHA, and longers visits?
Different type of visit, since they may also have a HHA for personal care, etc.?
Possibly even a more stable job, since people die so often, and the population is aging so rapidly?
I do know that hospice Medicare bennies pay big $- if that goes to the staff, rather than the owner of the egancy, not sure. Somee hospices are non-profit, in fact.
Again, I'm guessing.