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I also realize that it is a very tough role because right from the start they know that the patient would probably die within a span of six months because of their terminal illness. Their entire focus is to ensure that the last moments of the patient and their family is spent as comfortably as possible. However, I was shocked to learn that most caregivers die before the people who they care for. This emphasizes the immense stress and emotional pain they undergo. I can now understand the importance of providing counseling to family members for several months after the death of their loved one.
I also learned that insurance companies do provide coverage for hospice care. This reveals that hospice care is considered an important aspect of care. However, it was disheartening to know that some people are also denied hospice coverage. After listening to Rebekah’s talk, I strongly believe that the government should provide more funding in this area as hospice is an important service that helps people in the last stages of their
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More interesting; however, is the anthropological perspective of death that is how perception and observation differs in various cultures and how this perception has radically changed over the period. This paper will attempt to discover this very shift along with the role hospice care has played in this shift of view and its relevance to the whole proposition.
In the last 10 years, this care has undergone considerable changes in funding, eligibility, and service lines. For instance, concerning funding, the Medicare payment systems changes caused the latest increase in the agencies that offer home health care. Medicare remained the leading payer of home health and hospice care (Park Lee & Decker, 2010).
Also, it will detail what characteristics are found within the nurses that fulfill this pertinent role to the medical world. This author will strictly adhere to the utilization of solely academic and scholarly journals to meet the requirements of this literature in a highly academic manner.
For the pharmaceutical companies everyday is a field day, the medicines are sold like hotcakes. The requirement is such that even the Governments have to bow down to the corporate world.
Five years ago average cost of pint of blood used to be around $160 and the current average cost has rise to around $200.
Therefore, the hospice care deals with the symptoms of a terminally ill patient which are physical, emotional, spiritual or social in nature. In a reflective analysis of the history of the hospice care, it becomes lucid that the concept of hospice as a place to treat the incurably ill has a long history of evolvement which dates back to the 11th century.
In many cases, individuals dying from prolonged but fatal diseases such as HIV and Aids, cancer or multiple sclerosis, are able to live out the latter part of their illness with dignity and comfort due to hospice care. The purpose of this paper is to
However, it is always the aim of every institution to increase its client field thus the extensive marketing plan made by the health center (Cooper & Robinson, 2010).
The marketing plan touches on the basic areas that have the most effect on the customers in an effort
This paper will assess the evolution, advantages and disadvantages and the funding of hospice care.
Cecily Saunders established the hospice movement in the 1960s in Great Britain. The basic concept of this
The main area of concern is pain management that usually needs constant and close monitoring (Wu & Volker, 2012). However, as a nurse who manages these patients I face some ethical dilemmas in practice. The broad ethical dilemma that I face