Below is a list of topics covered in this book, available in the University of Kentucky Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Educational Center in Lexington, KY.
Does choosing hospice mean giving up hope?
When does a cancer patient become eligible for hospice care?
When should hospice be discussed and who brings up the subject?
Who provides hospice services?
Role of the primary care doctor
How to find a hospice provider
Affording Hospice Care
Medical and Physical Care
Managing Common End-of-Life physical and emotional symptoms
End-of-life comfort care
Planning Memorial Services
Emotional and Spiritual care
What emotions can be expected?
Emotional and spiritual support for families and caregivers
Caregiver roles and responsibilities
Caregivers and the home hospice team
Working effectively with the hospice team
Organizational tips for caregivers
Caregivers and work obligations
Self-care for caregivers
End of Life Care Planning
Questions for patients to ask themselves
Questions to discuss with hospice providers
Additional Hospice Resources