What is The Philosophy of Hospice Care?

By: Ian Elliott
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sometimes, dying can be slow, inevitable, and often emotionally draining. It takes its toll on the patient as well as their family members, making it the most painful journey for everyone involved. In these modern times, the manner of dealing with dying individuals has changed considerably.

At Arbutus Funeral Services, we have seen this process go from a community affair to something private and discreet. Today, family members admit loved ones to a hospice to ensure they can receive proper care and consideration during their final days.

What is The Philosophy of Hospice Care?

A hospice accepts terminally ill patients who cant receive any life-saving treatment or have chosen to forgo them. This establishment is dedicated to ensuring patients are comfortable and happy during their final days. Here’s the philosophy behind this process:

  • Alleviating Suffering - Hospice professionals work on alleviating suffering as much as they can. This is done through proper care, pain management medication, pain management without medication, and other such techniques. The idea is to reduce discomfort as much as possible, to ensure the patient is as comfortable as possible, without having to struggle with pain every hour of the day.
  • Whole Patient – Ill or aged people don’t just suffer physically, but also mentally. This can be a trying time for terminally ill patients. They go through depressive phases, anger, grief, and helplessness. Hospice workers keep patients engaged, happy, and offer consistent support. This can mean listing people to talk, offering shoulder to cry on, or even playing games with them.
  • Helping with End of Life Goals - Some patients have regrets or want to experience things before they pass away. This can mean anything from mending a relationship to watching a movie they had planned to see.

As you can see, hospice care is wholesome and focused on the patient. Have any questions about this care or want to make arrangements for funeral services? Just contact us or give us a call (604) 888-9895. We at Arbutus Funeral Service will be happy to help.

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