I am finding oncology departments offering chemo and radiation as a form of palliative care for pain, n/v, ect. This is very high cost. With what the govenment alots for Hospice Medicare Benefit to be paid to the hospice organiation, are you finding it is becoming impossible to keep your doors open?A non-profit hospice used to be able to take any and all paitents that was less than 6 months live expectacny and give them the care they required. You gained income on some and lost on others, but in the end came out even. But what I'm beginning to see is new high tech treatments being offered and the cost sooo high that there is no monies left for the simple mouth swabs and depends. (example only). Are you other hospice nurses feeling frustrated over this palliative/comfort care only change being seen??