Why Time Matters in Hospice


CATEGORY: Medical and Clinical

At the end of life, time is what matters most. Two recent news stories about the personal choices of celebrities illustrate this fact in an especially poignant way.

Joey Feek, a 40-year-old country singer who was tragically diagnosed with stage 4 of an aggressive form of cervical cancer, elected to end cancer treatments so she could spend meaningful time with her children, including a baby daughter, and husband in their own home.

Just as remarkable is the account of the late David Bowie, who meticulously and thoughtfully made personal choices and developed a plan to ensure a peaceful death.  He died exactly as he lived - on his terms.  

Contrary to what some believe, hospice is not about giving up. It makes personal choices possible. It’s about making the very most of time precisely when it matters the most. Hospice does its very best work when there are weeks or months left to live.

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