Most people who go for hospice care are not looking for cure but for pain and symptoms management.
What is the role of hospice care in pain management?
It is the primary goal of any hospice facility and the interdisciplinary team assigned to a patient to keep the patient as comfortable and pain-free as possible while under hospice care. Whether in a facility, in a hospital, or at home, the main focus is to make all effort to assure that the patient’s pain and symptoms are controlled.
Who designs the plan for pain management?
A patient will be assigned an interdisciplinary team comprised of a physician, nurse, chaplain, social worker, and volunteer who will all aid in crafting and administering a care plan that will best fit the patient’s needs not just physically but emotionally, as well.