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T he hospice concept seeks to help terminally ill persons to "live until they die." It holds that when the quantity of life is limited, the quality of that life should be the maximum possible. Hospice differs from the traditional models of care for the terminally ill in several major ways: The hospice option enables the dying and their families to receive(More)
Although hospice is a widely accepted form of care for the terminally ill, there is still a misconception that hospice represents a place, rather than a form of care. Hospice is designed to address three major problems of dying: pain, loneliness, and loss of control. It also emphasizes the role of the family in the caregiving process. The greatest need(More)