Information on Hospices- Ethics

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Key points:

  • Offer support and relieve pain
  • They are a place to die
  • They provide respite care- a form of short term care, meaning relief for the family as the care is provided by someone else
  • Uses palliative care to relieve the symptoms of severe pain without treating the cause
  • They can provide spiritual care and help them for the afterlife if they believe in it
  • They can provide therapies for the well being
  • The care is provided by doctors, nurses and carers within hospices
  • The hospice movement was originally a Christian movement, started by Cicely Saunders

A hospice is a special form of hospital for people at the end of their…


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