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“From the very beginning Hospice of Leesville was great. They were caring, respectful, understanding, compassionate, informative, always available, and so much more. As primary caregiver I could not have survived without the AWESOME STAFF! Thanks for everything!”

How to Talk to Patients about Hospice

  • Be prepared by confirming medical facts and providing an appropriate environment.
  • Establish what the patient and family know about their condition by using open-ended questions.
  • Determine (in advance) how the patient and family want to receive information.
  • Deliver the information in a straightforward manner.
  • Respond to emotions of the patient and family.
  • Establish goals for care and treatment possibilities when possible.
  • Formulate an overall plan with patient.