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Running head: Milestone Two – Morphine and Hospice 1 Milestone Two – Family Education on Morphine with Hospice Care Amy Munroe Southern New Hampshire University NUR-440 May 20, 2018
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Morphine and Hospice 2 Introduction In 2014, more than 1.6 million Americans received hospice services (Chi, Demiris, Pike, Washington, & Oliver, 2017). Hospice consists of an interdisciplinary team of nurses, doctors, chaplaincy and social work. The goal of hospice is comfort care and the end of life. It includes pain control, symptom management and spiritual needs (Chi, Demiris, Pike, Washington, & Oliver, 2017). Despite the goal of pain management, studies find that many hospice patients are not having their pain managed at a level that provides an ideal quality of life during their final days (Mayahara, Foreman, Wilbur, Paice, & Fogg, 2015). Many barriers exist that contribute to the undertreatment of pain during the end of life. Misconceptions about pain management include family concerns about addiction and the belief that opioids, such as morphine, can impede death (Cagle et al., 2015).
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