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1. HOSPICE PATIENT

2. FAMILY AND FREINDS

     a. ATTENDING PHYSICIAN

  • Certifies the terminal prognosis
  • Assesses patient needs, manages symptoms, prescribes treatment
  • Directs and approves the plan of care
  • Coordinates care with the interdisciplinary team

     b.  MEDICAL DIRECTOR

  • Co-certifies the terminal prognosis with the attending physician
  • Leads the interdisciplinary team in the development of a plan of care
  • Provides consultation to other physicians regarding hospice care

     c. REGISTERED NURSE

  • Assesses patient and family needs
  • Develops plan of care to meet identified needs
  • Coordinates team visits and ensure implementation of approved plan of care
  • Coordinates care with attending physician, primary caregiver, and/or facility staff
  • Ensures symptoms control and pain management
  • Provides patient/family teaching as needed

     d. HOSPICE AIDES

  • Provides direct personal care to patient
  • Provides comfort measures, report identified needs to RN case manager
  • Provides emotional support to patient and family

     e.  SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Assess patient and family emotional, social, spiritual, and financial needs
  • Develops a plan of care to meet identified needs
  • Provides direct counseling or refer patients and families to appropriate community agencies
  • Provides bereavement support

     f.  VOLUNTEERS

  • Provides companionship, support to patient, and family
  • Provide needed non-medical services, letter writing, errands, and respite time for family
  • Provide support at time of death and during bereavement

     g.  THERAPIES

  • Healing Touch Therapy uses light or near-body touch to clear, balance, and energize the human energy system to promote healing of the mind, body, and spirit
  • Massage Therapy: Provides complementary therapy with medication for relaxation, and pain management
  • Also offers some Physical Therapies and Occupational Therapies

     h.  CHAPLAIN/SPIRITUAL

  • Assesses patient and families spiritual needs
  • Develops a plan of care to meet identified needs
  • Provides direct counseling
  • Assists with memorial preparations
  • Provides consultations to community clergy