Posted on August 11, 2022 in Hospice EducationDespite the many advances in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, there may come a time when the risks and side effects of treatment will outweigh the benefits. At this time, a patient with late-stage lung cancer may decide with their doctor to stop treatment and pursue comfort care, focused on quality of life. Hospice can help support this goal.
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Posted on August 4, 2022 in Hospice EducationPatients with chronic pain who also have chronic renal disease can be difficult to treat. Pain is very common in this subset of patients with 82% experiencing moderate to severe pain.
Posted on July 18, 2022 in Hospice EducationWhen caring for patients, it’s common to hear a patient say they can’t take a certain medication because they are “allergic.” However, when dealing with opioids, it’s especially important to differentiate between a “true allergy” and a “pseudoallergy” to ensure the patient receives the best match for their pain needs.
Posted on July 13, 2022 in Hospice EducationAccepting that your loved one is eligible for hospice care can be an emotional time for families. Trying to find the best hospice care for your loved one while dealing with those emotions can seem daunting, but the added benefit and support of hospice can be a great relief to both you and your loved one.