I have been involved in visiting Rest homes frequently for 35 years. I have seen first hand things happen that should cause us to make frequent visits. In some situations the determination made by a doctor that a person is terminal means that the only medicine they will then be treated with is pain killers. We are all going to die. Many people who are said to have a terminal sickness live for years and are active. Their prescriptions often can prolong their life and provide a measure of pain relief. Of course this is not true for those who are actually near death, comatose, etc. Engaging a Hospice can provide help and comfort. Do not use them as a way of removing your responsibility.
There are thousands of pro hospice articles on line. These links give the other side.
Hospice Organizations are not always for the patient
Justice and the Medical Profession (Life Issues)
Human life is under an intense attack
American hospice, founded in 1974, has done much to deserve its golden reputation
More debate on hospice care
Hospice has 'become abortion for the elderly
Euthanasia or assisted suicide
The American hospice industry has forged alliances with pro-euthanasia groups
All hospices do not operate in this manner
Hospice nurse: I don't kill! (Yes, that is the norm, but look around.)
Physicians practicing in regions where assisted suicide is legal should use "great caution"
U.S. health care and 'dark hospice'
Government puts cap on hospice care
Power of Attorney for Health Care (Form - Printable)
Pro euthanasia Kaminkow said "In reality, a hospice is a suicide. It's just a little slower."
Americans to be denied available effective life-saving treatments for reasons of cost
Rolling Over in the Grave: Three Funeral Scams
Thousands of people fleeced by the poorly regulated funeral industry
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