I DID enjoy outpatient hospice...it just became a 24 hr job. Way too invasive, up to 70 hrs a week at times with oncall and administrative responsibilities, charting all night at home etc. Ive always enjoyed my coworkers, that has never been an issue. Mngmt has not been an issue either.
Hospice: i just didnt have TIME for my fam (husband, teens and aging parents).
LTC: Im fried out to even BE with my PARENTS most times bc they are JUST LIKE MY PATIENTS...(dementia mom and denial dad).
I guess i just wonder if the INTENSITY of BS in hospital would be a little less onslaught than LTC rehab where i get yelled at for laundry, housekeeping and even kitchen problems by pts AND fams. Ppl forget our priority is their meddddical needs.
LTC rehab.....has been ACUTE rapid fire in intensity with 24 tantrumming ppl on the unit and their 'lovely' fam members in ur face nonstop..
Hospice....... was chronic intensity at a lower, evened out pace/level.
Sometimes I just wonder if I can "do more, learn more, BE better, medically and personally speaking, with... hospital precepting and experience and a lot less trivial nonstop distraction.