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Blog: Hospice Views

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Crossroads Comfort: Pain Management Through Palliative Care

As healthcare professionals, we can sometimes underestimate the need for pain management in certain patient populations. We seem to grasp the need for effective pain management in hospice patients, burn victims and post-surgical patients, but in other areas, such as palliative care, we can miss the opportunity to do our best work as “healthcare professionals” and dramatically improve a patient’s quality of life by effectively controlling their pain.
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Hospice Volunteer Makes a Special Bond

Volunteers for Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care come into our hospice patients’ lives at a unique time. Some, like Pat, quickly form incredible bonds with their patients.
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When is Haldol the Right Choice?

Haldol has received the label of a “bad” drug, but the World Health Organization has deemed it one of 20 essential medications in end-of-life care. It is the drug of choice in hospice for the treatment of terminal agitation and delirium.
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Keeping the Palliative Care Medicine Cabinet Safe

A patient’s medicine cabinet is one of the most important parts of their hospice and/or palliative care experience. In it lies the palliative care medications that both relieve them of their symptoms and lead to the comfort and care that is the ultimate goal of their treatment.