I’ve witnessed how family separation affects both the dying and the bereaved.
Dr. B.J. Miller tells Oprah what he's learned in his years working with terminally ill patients.
“A beautifully humanistic gift from a caring staff and family."
I met Brenda when she decided to seek hospice care. In addition to kidney failure, she had numerous ailments including painful, golf-ball-sized sores throughout her body.
This benchmark reflects both the valuable benefits of hospice care, and also the progress our city and our nation are making in helping to advance quality of life at the end of life for all of our residents and their families.
By Scott A. Irwin, MD, PhD, and Bradley T. Rosen, MD, MBA Palliative care is one of those subjects, like estate planning
Traditionally, hospice has been known as a place of care for those who have been told that they will soon die. While hospice
Letting go can be hard at any age. Most people don't want the end to come a minute earlier than it must. Also, family members are often reluctant to relinquish a loved one, even when there is suffering and no reasonable hope for recovery.
Let's start thinking of hospice as a normal part of medical care. Hospice shouldn't be something to be afraid of or be considered substandard care. Instead, think of it as a way to provide continue to provide care, although different than what we traditionally may think, and a more comfortable transition during the natural progression of life.
As two weeks dragged by in the hospital it became clear that mom was both incapable and unwilling to try to rehabilitate