Hospice Resources for Medical Professionals
We have curated helpful journal articles and resources that are available 24/7 to answer questions and support you, your patients and their families. If you would like to discuss whether hospice might be right for your patient, please call us at 800-789-0586.
For Physicians - family caregiver resources
Visit our online e-library with evidence-based educational information that can you support your patients and family caregivers.
For Discharge Planners and Social Workers - family caregiver resources
Our online library for family caregivers includes articles you can print out and pass along.
Is It Time for Hospice?
A one-page overview you can share with patients which highlights some indicators that they might be appropriate for hospice.
How to Introduce End-of-Life Discussions
End-of-life conversations should be introduced months, or even years, before a patient with cancer nears their death.
Doctors need to do better at talking to families about critically ill patients
Doctors’ conversations with families about care for critically ill patients often fail to address patients’ values and preferences, according to a study that suggests there’s plenty of room for improvements in communication.
Palliative Care: Benefits, Barriers, and Best Practices
"Studies show that patients who receive hospice care have improved quality of life, with less depression and symptom burden; feel more in control; are able to avoid risks associated with treatment and hospitalization; and have decreased costs with improved utilization of health care resources." American Family Physician, Dec 2013.
The Role of the Family Physician in the Referral and Management of Hospice Patients
Family Practice Management, March 2008, pages 18-22.
Why falls and fractures in the elderly can be a trigger for hospice care
Sarah Phillips, MD, Hospice of the Panhandle Medical Director, The Journal, Jan 28, 2019.
"Knowing is better": preferences of diverse older adults for discussing prognosis.
Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.