Apa Case Study Hospice Care

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Tim is 75 years old and his kidney failure was diagnosed as terminal; Tim's wife could not accept the truth and was driven away from Tim. Tim died at the hospital and was very much alone, but if Tim's wife would of looked into a hospice care she would of prevented a solitary death and guilt. Hospice care is an option for families with someone that has been diagnosed, like in this case, Tim has kidney failure as terminal, and a hospice care can provided the help necessary to have a more comfortable end of life experience for the whole family, in this case, Tim and his wife.

According to, Fundamentals of Human Development, during the Middle ages a hospice was a rest area for travelers and a healing place for Crusades that were injured. Throughout the
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However, hospices give more opportunity and freedom than hospitals. Hospitals often make major decisions for the families or the individual and hospices want to satisfy the individuals wishes. Even though hospitals provided medication they do not give the individual the option, instead they just give it to the person without asking if it is okay. Hospices provided medication only if the person wishes to control any pain. Hospices are respectful to the individuals wishes and the individuals dignity is always on the minds of the staff providing care.

The main issue that occurred between Tim and his wife is that the tragic news caused them to separate instead of fuse together. Tim's wife knew for sure that Tim was going to die and there was nothing that could change that, but she could of searched for help to make the last days joyful for Tim and herself. Hospice care would of been the best option for this couple because a hospice care can provide help for a happy ending. A happy ending or a happy death creates and embraces the value of the individual dying and it also increases family interactions (Khel,

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