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Hospice care is an inpatient treatment. Palliative care is a method of giving "comfort" care to improve the quality of life for a patient for their remaining weeks/months/years and can be administered at home or in a clinical environment.

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Q: What are the differences between palliative care and hospice care?
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Does palliative care mean you go into a hospice?

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What are key phrases used in definition of hospice palliative care?

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We use hospices for palliative care of dying patients.


Is there a difference in palliative and hospice care?

Absolutely, and I gave a lecture on this not long ago. Palliative care basically means care not aimed at curing or treatment of illness or malady, but rather providing comfort to the patient. The patient does not necessarily have to be diagnosed with a terminal illness to receive palliative care. Hospice care, on the other hand, encompasses palliative care with other types of care for the dying person and his family.


What are the skills and qualities needed to be a hospice nurse?

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What are the differences between palliative care and curative care?

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Identify the concept of care that is focused on family support and comfort during life threatening illness?

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Is Hospice only for people who are terminally ill who have no hope left?

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