Hospice of the Comforter News

Florida Hospital Celebrates a New Day at Hospice of the Comforter

Source: Florida Hospital
Date: July 23, 2014
When Aissa Ayala De Ramirez turned to Hospice of the Comforter in 2007 for her mother’s care, she had no idea what to expect. To Aissa’s surprise, a social worker, doctor and two nurses visited the family’s home the same afternoon. Today, Aissa’s journey continues with her father. The support from Hospice of the Comforter has proved invaluable.
Florida Hospital Celebrates a New Day at Hospice of the Comforter

Muslim Teaching and Family Case

By: Hospice of the Comforter Ethics Committee
Source: Hospice of the Comforter
Date: February 12, 2013
Members of a hospice team presented a case of a Muslim patient, whose family was keeping him from knowledge of his terminal status. The patient was asking, “why am I getting weaker and no one is telling me anything?” The case involved the ethical principles of the autonomy of the family and the veracity of the hospice team. The family asked hospice staff not to let him know that he was dying. The team was informed that the family wanted their father to ask for the forgiveness of God before he knows that he is dying. According to their understanding of Muslim teaching a person can only be forgiven if one seeks forgiveness before knowing about the imminence of death.

Case of Patient without Family and with HIV

By: Hospice of the Comforter Ethics Committee
Source: Hospice of the Comforter
Date: February 12, 2013
Two hospice social workers presented the case of a patient with a recorded history of HIV disease, bipolar disorder and other medical issues. His hospice diagnosis is end stage HIV. He has no family, and upon admission into hospice was no longer able to adequately care for himself, as he was living alone. The case presenters requested that the ethics committee reflect on this case in light of questions of his autonomy and the pursuit of his “best interests” for end-of-life care and appropriate placement.
Case of Patient without Family and with HIV

Gift of Hope Event Raises $138,450

By: Christine Stickney
Source: Hospice of the Comforter
Date: June 1, 2012
What is it like to watch your wife of 30 years die? Ben McMahan experienced this heartbreak, and shared his story with more than 450 business leaders and community members at the Gift of Hope Luncheon on Tuesday, May 22, held at the Altamonte Hilton in Altamonte Springs, Fla., hosted by Hospice of the Comforter Foundation.
Gift of Hope Event Raises $138,450

 


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