D. Hospice combines aspects of psychosocial and spiritual care. E Hospice offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death. F. Hospice offers a support system to help the family cope during the patient’s illness and during the bereavement process. We can see that the hospice concept is a bio-psychosocial approach to the dying process, concerned with biological, psychological, and social health. Because of its proponents, Hospice is considered a more humane and sensible approach to terminal illness, combining care, comfort, and support of family and friends as the individual faces death.
This can be comforting for the family. Although, there are pain medications that can suppress the respiratory and cardiovascular system, the patient, typically, has a much more peaceful death, as opposed to not having any sort of drug. Palliative care “focuses more broadly on improving life and providing comfort to people of all ages with serious, chronic, and life-threatening illnesses” (http://www.WebMD.com). Palliative care is not the same as hospice, since it is not only for the dying. According ... ... middle of paper ... ... that the nurse or family can do.
There are no ways to prepare for death unless it is controllable. Individuals need to accept the fact that it will happen at some point and attempt to live life without fearing death is the best thing that can be done. Death can be viewed in an optimistic way simply by considering whether or not the person has lived his or her life to the fullest and is ready to accept death. We can ease the fear of death for the terminally ill by allowing the choice to end their life on the individuals own terms and relieve suffering through the Death with Dignity Act. Some believe that death should be a natural occurrence and find assisting people trying to end their life as wrong.