Preferences of Hospice patient
Hospice patient has right to receive care with preference respect. One of the common situation is a place of death. Some patients want to die at home and some choose inpatient facility.
Many patients want relatives and friends around when they are near to the death. This helps them to release stress and gain the courage to face the death.
A Comfortable environment is also an important preference of the hospice patient. Family members, Caregivers and the objects in surrounding make an environment. Patients feel more comfortable in the environment which they like.
Patients also look for individualized experience as every on perceive death differently. It is good if we find out how a patient thinks about death and what can make death more satisfying and comfortable. Personalize care can include food, dressing, activities, socialization and legacy.