Quote from doodlemom
While they are not generally covered by hospice services, why wouldn't you want your pt to have diabetic supplies?
i suppose it's a kneejerk reaction.
yrs ago, i had a young hospice pt who was determined to shave her legs.
an electriz razor would not suffice.
because she was so heavily medicated, i had safety/injury concerns.
later that noc, i received a phone call from one very frantic husband.
this pt had deliberately gashed herself all over her body.
granted, they weren't deep, since the razor had a cartridge and not a blade.
but there was blood everywhere and a dozen notable lacerations.
so comparable to a mom when her radar goes off, i automatically try and protect my pts from harm, esp if they're medicated.
i'm not trying to take away anyones' autonomy.
it's something that is unique to each pt. situation.