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    End Of Life Care Essay

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    Hospice focuses on end of life care. When patients are facing terminal illness and have an expected life sentence of days to six months or less of life. Care can take place in different milieu including at home, hospice care center, hospital, and skilled nursing facility. Hospice provides patients and family the tool and resources of how to come to the acceptance of death. The goal of care is to help people who are dying have peace, comfort, and dignity. A team of health care providers and volunteers

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    Debunking the Myths of Hospice

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    who had no place to go. They called these places “Hospices” (History of Hospice). Later on, Dame Cicely Saunders had an idea to expand these places. Dame Cicely Saunders served as a nurse during World War II (The National Hospice Foundation). After watching all of the soldiers suffering during the war, Saunders was devastated to see all of those men die painful deaths. This sparked the idea for Saunders to create a place where people could peacefully die. She would call this place “Hospice”. The first

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    curative options for someone and their disease. This type of care includes not only the patient, but also their family and physician. Dame Cicely Saunders states, “You matter because of who you are. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” With this quote, Saunders reflects what Hospice believes in and their commitment, or duty, for the patient. Patients who are terminally ill can be considered as patients

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    Hospice and Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia One Work Cited      This essay will present the views of that worldwide organization named Hospice which has seen the quiet, natural death of millions of terminally ill patients - without the use of physician-assisted suicide. It is important that the voice of the largest caregiver for the terminally ill be heard, and listened to attentively. For they have the most experience. The Hemlock Society is nothing (in scope, importance, goals)in comparison to this

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    Christians may think that they are strong enough to act as Paul suggests but often when pain hits they need help to act like this. This help can be found at a hospice. The first recognised hospice for the terminally ill was set up by Dame Cicely Saunders in 1967 and was devoted solely to the needs of the dying. It was called St. Christopher's Hospice, London. St Christopher's have made many medical breakthroughs in palliative care: pain relief and comfort, and has helped people to understand

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    into their own hands by either Voluntarily Stop Eating and Drinking (VSED) or Patient Assisted Suicide (PAS). This paper will explain the ethical and unethical dilemmas that are presented in a hospice environment when dealing with VSED and PAS. Cicely Saunders helped launch the first U.S. hospice in Branford, Connecticut. In 1973 it started treating patients at home. Hospice care has been considered as “appropriate care” with both palliative care and medications. Ph... ... middle of paper ... .

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    Hospice

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    themselves. St Christopher's Hospice ======================== The founder of the modern hospice movement in Britain is Dame Cicerly Saunders who was born in (1918). She had first trained as a nurse but had to give up this because of a bad back. At one time of her career she became very close to a man named David Tasma. Dame Cicerly Saunders decided to set up the hospice because at the time of this relationship she realised there should be a place for the care of the sick people and

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    Hospice and Palliative Care: Nursing Roles

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    “Persons intentionally choose to become nurses to help patients meet their health needs,” even when the patient is actively dying. (Wu & Volker, 2012) Hospice nursing and palliative care nursing are both considered end of life care. However, hospice nursing is typically given to patients with a terminal illness and who have less than six months to live. Palliative care is typically given to patients with a life threatening illness, and is used to increase the patient’s quality of life. Choosing

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    The Benefits of Hospice Care

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    Dying is a scary thing, and most of the time we are unprepared for it to happen. It is scientifically proven that 100% of us will die one day; but with the advances in modern medicine people are starting to believe they can cheat death. A woman in her eighties had kidney failure and end stage respiratory. She had been there for two weeks and mentioned to her kids she did not want to end up like her husband living on machines. But her children couldn’t let her go and got her a permanent tracheotomy

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    When a terminally ill patient is in the final stages of their life, choosing a care option that most benefits them is important and should be a top priority. There are many care choices for patients who are terminally ill, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and Hospice Care. Many people choose Hospice Care because patients want to be comfortable in their home surrounded by their loved ones during their last moments of life. However, everyone doesn’t agree that Hospice is the better

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