Hospice is a word that is most often related to dying. We at Sentara prefer to say hospice is about living. It is a philosophy of care, with an interdisciplinary team that supports our patients and families by focusing on the person and his or her beliefs and values. It is a promise of hope and comfort and provides care that affirms life for individuals with an advanced illness. Hospice focuses on the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and their families, and emphasizes palliative rather than curative treatment, quality rather than quantity of life.
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