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M6 13-005

Exam 17: Hospice Care

Hospice care is for which type of patients? terminally ill patients with 6 months are less to live.
Many factors affect the patient’s ability to cope with death such as... Ability to cope. Availability of significant others. Ability to express feelings and concerns. Age at the time of diagnosis. Prognosis. Disruption of body image. Presence of symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, and pain. Past experience with cancer.
Hospice Care is used when? Used when curative treatment no longer helps and life expectancy is 6 months or less (America Cancer Society)
Team goals of Hospice care Comfort care. Pain Management. Patient/Family Education.
Hours of Hospice Care? 24/7
Hospice Care can be located where? Patient’s home, hospital or nursing home or private hospice facility
Hospice care is centered around what? Family centered care that accepts death as a final stage of life. built on managing symptoms, and spending last days in dignity and quality surrounded by loved ones.
What is the goal of hopsice care? Enhancing the quality of life in the patient's final weeks.
What does hospice care NOT do? Strive to prolong life.
Hospice care treats the whole person including what? including physical comfort as well as psychosocial needs.
Hospice serves the needs of the patient’s family including what? bereavement services and provides bereavement support for the family for at least 1 year.
Hospice seeks to maximize what? Patient/family control. Patients decide where and how to live, and what treatments will best meet their needs.
Hospice is a team approach involving whom? The patient, family, hospice care coordinator, physician, nurses, psychologists, chaplains, social workers, pharmacists, home health aides and other specialists.
Special issues concerning hospice care Withholding nutritional support; Right to refuse treatment; DNR / DNAR orders.
Created by: jtzuetrong