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Prof practices hospice

  1. 1. Patient Quality { Through Palliative Care By Lisa Atherton
  2. 2. I chose to do my presentation on Palliative Care because Hospice has always drawn me in. When I think of ‘Patient Quality’ I suddenly think of the Quality of Life that one deserves. After recently visiting the Respite House in Williston Vermont I noticed that giving the patients the quality that they deserve is the most important thing the staff can do. I have also spent time volunteering at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. Seeing the children when they’re at camp brings a whole different view of life. The quality of life that they experience while they are at camp is like no other. There are circumstances when there is an abundance of quality that comes from outside the hospital walls.Why I Chose this Topic
  3. 3. Not to treat the illness, but to relieve { suffering – Hospice can provide care within a designated facility or at the patient’s home.Palliative Care
  4. 4. A facility or program designed to provide a caring environment for meeting the physical and emotional needs of the terminally ill. -Merriam-Webster’s Medical Desk Dictionary, 2005Hospice
  5. 5. hospice treats the person, hospice care allowsnot the disease; focuses on terminally ill patientsthe family, not the and their families toindividual; and remain together in theemphasizes the quality of comfort and dignity oflife; not the duration their home. www.nahc.org
  6. 6. Hospice recognizes dying as a normal process. { Hospice affirms life. Hospice treats the whole person.Importance of Hospice in Health Carewww.learningplaceonline.org
  7. 7. Routine Home Care Continuous Home Care 4 General Levels of Hospice Care General Inpatient Care Inpatient Respite CareIn 2010, Routine Home Care comprised the vast majority ofhospice patient care days.www.nhpco.org
  8. 8. With the knowledge of dying, comes the 5 Stages of grief-Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression & Acceptance.A pioneer of Hospice, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross is where these 5 Stages came from.
  9. 9. In Hospice, death is not delayed- dying and death are a part of life, thequality of care can make the patient as comfortable as possible.
  10. 10. Bereavement Support from Hospice is a continuedcommitment for both family members and for thecommunity at large.For a minimum of one year following their lovedone’s death, grieving families of hospice patientscan access bereavement education and support.www.nhpco.org/files/public/Statistics_Research
  11. 11. www.takumta.org

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