Hospice concepts a guide to palliative care in terminal illness shirley ann smith research press ideal for orientation of new hospice or palliative care staff the book is useful for self study and group training or as a text for related college courses a guide to palliative care in terminal illness author shirley ann smith . Hospice concepts a guide to palliative care in terminal illness 1st edition by shirley ann smith author visit amazons shirley ann smith page find all the books read about the author and more see search results for this author are you an author . Palliative vs hospice the difference between the two are that palliative care would be more beneficial to those still undergoing treatment with a life threatening disease where hospice focus on more comfort care for those diagnosed as terminally ill. Like palliative care hospice provides comprehensive comfort care as well as support for the family but in hospice attempts to cure the persons illness are stopped hospice is provided for a person with a terminal illness whose doctor believes he or she has 6 months or less to live if the illness runs its natural course. Additionally the concepts of palliative care and hospice are clearly described and demonstrated by individuals providing the services palliative care more globally refers to the total care of people with progressive but incurable illness while hospice conveys comfort to patients and their families during the last stages of a terminal condition
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