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Hospice Care Is about Reframing Life Rather Than Giving Up

DeathiS-End-of-Life_Care__ER_Doctor_Answers_Our_Questions-iStock-903234068Our culture is steeped in language that makes accepting the terminal diagnosis of ourselves or a loved one more difficult to accept than it needs to be. Doctors say, “I’m sorry, there’s nothing more we can do. You might want to look into hospice care.” Patients tell their doctors that they want “aggressive treatment,” until there is nothing else that can be done, then they will go on hospice care. The crux of these conversations is that medicine will do everything possible and then when you give up you will go on hospice care. That is a mistake.

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