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RichardRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-04 04:11 PM
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9. Hospice care focuses on this issue
I work as a hospice care volunteer helping support the dying process of folks with a wide variety of terminal conditions. It is one of the cornerstones of hospice that very few, if any, people need to die in pain. Some people wish to have more mental acuity than can be retained with full palliative care, but that's a choice each can make, not a medical requirement.

Hospitals, teaching or not, are there to prolong life, not ease death. Until there are thanatotic specialists graduated from top medical schools I would far rather die under the care of a good hospice program and a committed hospice team than in any hospital or other in patient care facility.


Richard Ray - Jackson Hole, WY
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  -Dying in Pain RhodaGrits  Aug-19-04 03:30 PM   #0 
  - That's why you don't want to die of any terminal disease  Gyre   Aug-19-04 03:35 PM   #1 
  - You got that right!  htuttle   Aug-19-04 04:01 PM   #7 
  - I never understood why it bothers anyone that DYING people  Nay   Aug-19-04 03:37 PM   #2 
  - There should also be concern for people LIVING  Warpy   Aug-19-04 04:27 PM   #11 
  - My mother was lucky. She had slight discomfort as the cancer  no_hypocrisy   Aug-19-04 03:38 PM   #3 
  - I work in a critical care unit of a convalescent home  maveric   Aug-19-04 03:41 PM   #4 
  - good for you  medeak   Aug-19-04 03:53 PM   #6 
  - They're not afraid of causing addiction  LizW   Aug-19-04 04:07 PM   #8 
  - I put my foot down for my Mom.  benburch   Aug-19-04 03:53 PM   #5 
  - Hospice care focuses on this issue  RichardRay   Aug-19-04 04:11 PM   #9 
  - On Behalf of the Families, Thank You.  IdaBriggs   Aug-19-04 04:37 PM   #15 
  - It makes no sense.  kimchi   Aug-19-04 04:12 PM   #10 
  - Hospice care is truly beautiful.  AngryAmish   Aug-19-04 04:31 PM   #12 
  - when my mother was dying of cancer  Marianne   Aug-19-04 04:36 PM   #13 
  - My mom's doc was cool. Once she elected to have her feeding tube...  rezmutt   Aug-19-04 04:37 PM   #14 
 

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