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By having this discussion early, patients and families can discuss their personal views and make educated and stress free decisions. Individuals are eligible for hospice care if their life expectancy is six months or less and they no longer wish to go through the stress of disease treatment. Hospice care can be extended beyond six months as long as a physician determines it is still appropriate.
For most people, having end of life discussions with family members is very difficult and in most cases avoided. Although difficult, it is best for families to share their wishes long before this becomes an immediate concern. In many circumstances patients with a terminal illness may loose their ability to communicate with loved ones, leaving family members to assume, and forced to make uncomfortable decisions during an already stressful time.
Hospice care is for people who have a life expectancy of six months or less, and have chosen to focus on pain and symptom relief over healing treatment. Diagnoses commonly associated with Hospice care include these and other terminal diseases:
Heart Disease Cancer
Respiratory Diseases Neurologic Diseases
Liver/Renal Failure Stroke or Coma
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