Palliative care expert, Dr. Betty Ferrell, talked to Solace about how the pandemic made death different for health care workers.
The first days with hospice were busy with nurses, assessments, instructions, notes, questions. Then everyone was gone. It was just us. Ironically, that’s when we started living.
Hospice workers offer exemplary care to patients and their families by lessening the burden on families and putting the patient first. Here’s how to show them some appreciation for their hard work and the compassion that they provide.
Patients of all ages with terminal illnesses can all benefit from hospice care at the end of life. A referral can be made if a patient has six months or less in life expectancy.