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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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How Hospice Supports Lung Cancer Patients

Despite 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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Opioids and Renal Disease

Patients 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.
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Become a Hospice Intern

Internships are an important part of the process of gaining real hands-on experience while also accruing college credit. Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care offers a number of ways for students to enhance their college experience as hospice interns.
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Opioids: Allergy vs Pseudoallergy

When 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.
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Why Crossroads? We do more.

Accepting 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.