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Hospice Guide to the Dying Process
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Hospice Guide to the Dying Process

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Initial Meeting with Patient and Family
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Assess Patient's Health Status
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Create Individualized Care Plan
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Approval: Patient's Primary Care Physician
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Implement Hospice Care Plan
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Provide Emotional Support and Counselling
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Educate Family on Stages of Dying
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Address Patient's Physical Comfort Needs
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Support Spiritual Needs
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Manage Pain and other Symptoms
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Provide Respite Care for Family Caregivers
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Regular Communication and Updates with Family
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Approval: Hospice Nurse Supervisor
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Arrange any Needed Durable Medical Equipment
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Coordinate with Other Healthcare Providers
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Preparation for Death and Dying
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Address Family's Concerns & Fears about Death
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Prepare Legal Documents and Final Wishes
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Approval: Legal Advisor
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After-Death Care for the Patient
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Bereavement Support for Surviving Family