February 22, 2006
Is hospice movement going beyond end-of-life care to hastening death?Topics: Hospice Movement
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (National Catholic Register) - Families who have contacted the nonprofit Hospice Patients Alliance are raising important questions about hospice as a movement.
Although hospice's stated mission remains that of providing compassionate and dignified care to people at the end of life, some are asking whether hospices are starting to go beyond that role by hastening death instead.
Since the first hospice program was started in the United States in 1974, hospice organizations have served more than 1 million patients at the end of life by providing a range of services dealing with management of pain and physical symptoms and psycho-social needs. Read More . . .
Posted by tim at February 22, 2006 4:34 AM
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