Hospice Patients Can Be Tissue Donors

Are you aware that hospice patients may be eligible for tissue donation after their deaths if they so choose, depending on their medical history? Giving the gift of tissue; either skin, heart valves, corneas, tendons, veins, or bone, can make a huge difference in many peoples’ lives. If this is something that you would like…

10 Things I Hate About Being a Hospice Nurse

I’ve been a hospice nurse for over fifteen years, and I have cared for patients in a variety of settings. Although I started out on a completely different path those many years ago after college, personal circumstances later in life pointed me in the direction of hospice. So grateful that it did, as I can…

What Difference Would Hospice Care Make?

For those wondering what hospice is about, and more specifically, what difference would it make in a person’s life who is dying, let me enlighten you. To understand hospice you must first understand the idea of palliative care. Palliative care is an interdisciplinary team approach to treat any serious illness without an aim to cure….