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First Time Visitors

First Time Visitors

To doctors

What do I do now? Often, this is one of the first question you may hear after delivering a life-limiting diagnosis to one of your patients. Together with family, they seek information to help make appropriate choices for end-of-life care.

As part of our ongoing educational program to expand understanding of hospice care in your community, we will be encouraging them to ask you the following questions.

  • Have you seen people recover from this disease?
  • How long do I have to live?
  • When and how should we tell our loved ones about this?
  • What other specialists should be consulted?
  • What other sources do you recommend to learn about this disease process?
  • When is hospice care an appropriate option for care?
  • Does electing to go with hospice care mean we are giving up?
  • If this were a member of your family, what would you do?
  • If we choose hospice, will you continue as our doctor?
  • Which local hospices do you recommend, and why?
  • Should there be signs of recovery, can we return to regular medical treatment?

Questions to ask: top of the page
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Team approach to hospice care
How to make a hospice referral
Frequently Asked Questions
First Time Visitors