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September 13, 2010 HSES 260 Hospice Care Originally, the term hospice described a place of shelter for the weary and sick. Today, hospice refers to a program intended for people who no longer respond to cure=oriented medical treatment. 80% of care is provided in the patient’s home, a family member’s home, or a nursing facility. The goal of hospice is to improve the quality of life in a patient’s last days by providing attention to physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs. Stages of Dying and Death Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1969) proposed five stages people go through when they are in the process of dying. 1. Denial and isolation 2. Anger 3. Bargaining 4. Depression 5. Acceptance Grieving is a natural response to a loss and is often expressed by a multitude of feelings, including sadness, loneliness, anger, and guilt. Such intense emotional feelings can have a negative impact on one’s overall health. There is no right or wrong way to grieve and no specific timetable.
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2010 for the course HSES 260 taught by Professor Laurietennant during the Fall '09 term at Kansas.

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