katie'sangel's Nursing Blog

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Today's Hospice. It's not what you think

As patient advocates, we need to understand the appropriate use of hosppice. Families and patients are suffering needlessly without it. Recent research by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization shows over 1/2 the deaths in American in 2009 occurred without the support of hospice. It is my goal as a hospice nurse and patient advocate to better educate medical professionals to the appropriate use of this valuable medical service. Five common myths surround the subject of... Read More →