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What is Hospice?

Source: Florida Hospital
Date: November 10, 2016
While most people have heard the term hospice before, there can be confusion about what hospice care really is and what it isn’t. Suzanne Karefa-Johnson, MD, a hospice physician at Florida Hospital, provides information and insight about what hospice can do for patients at the end of their lives. What is hospice? What isn't hospice? Hospice isn’t a place, but rather is a way of caring that brings comfort to people with a life-limiting illness. The focus is on enhancing a patient’s quality of life. Each patient and his or her caregivers receive individualized care that meets their unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Hospice care focuses on caring, not curing, and neither hastens nor prolongs the dying process.
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What is Hospice?

Hospice: 10 Myths and Facts About End of Life Care

Source: Florida Hospital
Date: October 17, 2016
Hospice: 10 Myths and Facts About End of Life Care
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Hospice: 10 Myths and Facts About End of Life Care

How Do I Know When My Loved One Needs Hospice or Palliative Care?

Source: Florida Hospital
Date: September 29, 2016
When a loved one has a serious illness, it’s understandable that you want to find the right care. There can be confusion about two similar care approaches: hospice care and palliative care. We asked Suzanne Karefa-Johnson, MD, a hospice doctor at Florida Hospital, to explain the difference between hospice and palliative care.
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How Do I Know When My Loved One Needs Hospice or Palliative Care?

Sadness Buddy, Stay with Me.

Source: Florida Hospital
Date: July 1, 2016
Each child in Hospice of the Comforter’s Children’s Loss Program receives a “sadness buddy,” a small stuffed animal accompanied by the above poem. These special services are available to all children in need, children like Tommy…
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Sadness Buddy, Stay with Me.

Hospice Care Helps the Whole Family

Source: Florida Hospital
Date: November 24, 2015
When Aissa Ayala De Ramirez accompanied her mother to a medical appointment in 2007, the Orlando resident received unexpected news. Her mother, Teresa, had leukemia and less than a year to live. Faced with overwhelming decisions, Aissa followed the physician’s recommendation and turned to Hospice of the Comforter, part of Florida Hospital, for care.
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Hospice Care Helps the Whole Family

 


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