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.