The Pros And Cons Of Palliative Care

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Everybody should be Treated the Same When people think of hospice or palliative care, they often associate it with cancer patients. Many people feel it is helpful for patients at the end of life, for other terminal conditions, including Alzheimer disease. (Williams) Hospice care is a type of care that focus on the palliation of terminally ill patients. Hospice focus on the patient’s symptoms and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs. Palliative care is specialized medical for people with serious illness. The goal of palliative care is to improve quality life, and to make the patients last days more comfortable for the patient’s and their families. The doctors decide who should be on hospice, but it is up to the patient’s and their families to make the decision. When the doctors suggest hospice or palliative care they have done everything they could for the patient’s. If the patients decide to go on hospice or palliative care, they have a choice of going home, or to a nursing home to live out the rest of their days.
Since, people with Alzheimer disease is not classified as a chronically ill or terminally ill disease, there has been controversial should people with Alzheimer’s be placed on hospice or palliative care. Alzheimer is not only a disease that deteriorate the mind, overtime it also deteriorates the body. Alzheimer
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It is devastating to find out your love ones have come down with Alzheimer’s now the patient’s families have to decide on who going to watch your love ones. The families must work different hours, so they can be there to make sure the patients are eating and taking their medicines right. Alzheimer deteriorates the brain so, sometimes the patients get confused and agitated and the patients will fight the caregiver. They also wonder off if the families are not there with them. When the patient gets in the last stage of Alzheimer they stop talking and
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