Hospice is a service that offers support, resources, and assistance to terminally ill patients and their families. In such late stages of diseases, especially when there is "nothing left to do," hospice can offer help for patients and families. There are many aspects of a patient's well-being that can be addressed. Hospice can play a key role in managing physical symptoms of a disease (palliative care) and supporting patients and families emotionally and spiritually. Read more: Hospice Article
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- Many May Get Hospice Care Too Late
- Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears
- British Baby With Genetic Disease Dies After Long Legal Battle Over His Care
- Do Blacks, Hispanics Get Low Quality Hospice Care?
- More Than 500 Californians Given Life-Ending Drugs Since New Law Took Effect
- Hospitals Vary in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort or Hospice Care
- Fewer Than 1,000 Used Oregon's Right-to-Die Law by 2015
- 'No One Dies Alone' Program Offers Comfort at Life's End
- Undocumented Immigrants Often Face Tough Health Care Choices
- For Elderly Needing Home Medical Care, Are Nurse Practitioners the Answer?
- Terminally Ill Obese People Less Likely to Get Hospice Care
- Palliative Care Raises Quality of Life, But Doesn't Extend It
- Even at Cancer Centers, Finding Relief for Pain Can Be Tough
- Early Palliative Care Improves Patients' Quality of Life
- More Older Americans Cared for at Home
- ER Death Rate in U.S. Drops by Nearly Half
- Doctor-Assisted Deaths Didn't Soar After Legalization
- Type of Disease May Dictate End-of-Life Care
- Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments
- California Enacts Right-to-Die Law
- Useless Treatments Common in Young, Terminal Cancer Patients
- Cancer Patients Who Choose to Die at Home Live Longer: Study
- Many in Hospice Don't Get Medical Visit in Last 2 Days of Life: Study
- Doctors Choose Less Aggressive Care at End of Life, Studies Reveal
- Families Say Hospice Better Than Hospital for Dying Cancer Patients
- Terminal Cancer Patients in U.S. Less Likely to Die in Hospitals
- Pain Relief Advice May Help ER Patients With Terminal Cancer
- End-of-Life Talk Often Comes Too Late for Blood Cancer Patients
- Dying at Home Brings More Peace Without More Pain, Study Finds
- California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Right-to-Die Bill Into Law
- California Lawmakers Pass Right-to-Die Measure
- California Right-to-Die Measure Could Soon Become Law
- Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors
- Pain Often Hinders Seniors With Dementia
- No Change in Number of 'Living Wills' by U.S. Cancer Patients: Study
- Doctors Can Influence End-of-Life Care
- Hospice May Help Ease Depression After Loss of Spouse
- Nursing Homes Using Hospice Care More, But at a Cost
- Many Very Ill Patients Choose 'Next of Kin' Who Aren't, Study Finds
- Many Americans Face Pain, Depression in Their Final Year
- Homebound Neighbors May Need Your Help in Winter
- Cancer Patients in Hospice Face Less Aggressive Treatment: Study
- End-of-Life Care Discussions May Miss Patient Priorities
- Many Americans May Get Hospice Care Too Late
- 'High-Intensity' Hospitals Save More Elderly After Surgery: Study
- Antibiotics Often Prescribed Needlessly for Terminally Ill, Study Finds
- Choosing Hospice Care Isn't Always Easy
- Cancer, Heart Disease Not Likely Killers of Those Over 100
- Nearly Three-Quarters of U.S. Seniors Have Living Wills
- NIH Launches Online Resource for End-of-Life Issues
- Doctor's View of Hospice Influences Talks With Patients, Study Finds
- Medicare Costs for Heart Attack Survivors Up 17 Percent, Study Finds
- Most Doctors Oppose Physician-Assisted Suicide, Poll Finds
- Disability Often Goes Hand-in-Hand With Old Age
- Physician-Assisted Suicide Program Rarely Used, Study Finds
- Doctors Don't Ask About End-of-Life Plans, Study Finds
- Too Few Americans Pass Last Days in Hospice Care: CDC
- Shift to Hospice Care Often Comes Too Late, Study Finds
- Palliative Care Eases Suffering for Seniors at End of Life: Study
- Later End-of-Life Discussions May Mean More Aggressive Treatment
- Many With Incurable Cancer Think They Can Be Cured
- Use of Medicare Skilled Nursing Benefit Is High at End of Life: Study
- Older Americans Living Longer, But Becoming More Obese
- Minorities Less Likely to Use Hospice Care: Study
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