What is the Philosophy of Hospice Care?

By: Myles O'Riordan
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Sometimes, people with terminal illnesses suffer for a very long time. This journey can become very painful and tedious for the patient as well as family members. However, in these situations, one of the best ways to help the patient is to opt for hospice care. At these establishments, the ailing person can receive proper care and attention right until their final moments

What Is The Philosophy Behind Hospice Care?

In a hospice, medical professionals and caretakers look after terminally ill patients. This establishment ensures that the patients are comfortable and looked after until they breathe their last. Many different aspects are involved in the philosophy of hospice care, such as:

  • The objective is to alleviate the patients’ suffering in the best possible way. The staff members at the hospice will provide proper care, administer pain management medications, and make sure that the person is comfortable till the very end.
     
  • Terminally ill people go through various phases of anger, grief, and helplessness as well as depression. At the hospice, the person receives constant and consistent care and support to help them deal with these emotions in a better way.
     
  • The staff members at the hospice are experienced and well trained in dealing with terminally ill patients, and they are there to help the patients every step of the way.
     
  • The hospice also provides some support to the family members of terminally ill patients. This is an essential aspect of hospice care as it helps the family members also come to terms with their impending loss. This unique approach goes a long way in helping the patient, as well as their close family members,  be more comfortable in this trying situation.

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