Over the last four-plus years in hospice I have met several co-workers that worked in the ICU. The common thread was that they were tired of seeing patients whose families would not let their loved on go and they kept them on life support even if the patient did not want it. "Vegetable Row" was one term I heard. Some of these patients were there for months. These nurses felt it was cruel to the patients and a huge waste of resources--and they got tired of it.
They mostly made the move to hospice because they felt it was the next natural step in their careers. To provide comfort to end of life patients is just one aspect of hospice nursing. Should you choose hospice, you will, or should, begin to look at the family/household as the patient. Hospice nursing is more encompassing than administering morphine and lorazepam. I will tell you that I commonly spend as much time, or more, with family members than with the actual patient. Oftentimes, comforting and educating family provides me with as much job satisfaction as successful symptom management--and I get a lot of job satisfaction in this field.
We also coordinate care with the team which can include the chaplain, MSW, hospice aide, volunteer, comfort therapy, and, of course, the patients MD.
After all that, I will ask you to feel if you have a calling toward hospice and that you are not just looking for a refuge. Follow your heart. You will chose hospice if you do find you have a hospice heart. I wish you the best.