Three more Hospice Myths and Facts About End of Life Care

Palliative and end of life care services in West Cumbria

Carrying on from our post yesterday, here are 3 more
Hospice Myths and Facts About End of Life Care…

4. Myth: Hospice care means giving up hope.

Fact: Receiving hospice care does not mean giving up hope. When given a terminal diagnosis, patients find that hospice services allow them to live life as fully as possible until the end. Hospice’s interdisciplinary team helps patients, carers and family members address their concerns and strengthen their connections so previous issues can be resolved and the end of life is peaceful.

5. Myth: Hospice means nothing else can be done.

Fact: Hospice programs offer the latest in palliative care to alleviate symptoms and improve the quality of life. Each patient and his or her caregivers receive individualised care that meets their unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Hospice care focuses on caring, not curing, and neither hastens nor prolongs the dying process.

6. Myth: Hospice means giving up control.

Fact: The hospice team will sit down with the patient, carers and family to create an integrated care plan to address each patient’s unique needs. The control in almost all instances rests with the patient, cares and the family.