Hospice Care
A nurse helping an elderly man sit up in bed.



How to Cite

Smith, Suzanna. 2012. “Hospice Care: FAR5003/FM375, 8/2012”. EDIS 2012 (9). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fm375-2012.


“Recently a friend’s mother, Alice, was diagnosed with lung cancer, and even though she received all the possible treatments, the cancer was incurable. She went into hospice care so that she could get professional help in preparing herself and her family for her death.” This 2-page Family Album Radio transcript was written by Suzanna Smith and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, August 2012.



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Hospice Foundation of America. (2006). Hospice patients and staff. Retrieved March 28, 2006, from http://www.hospicefoundaiton.org/hospiceInfo/patients.asp [9 September 2012].

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (n.d.). Caring connections. Retrieved March 28, 2006, from http://www.caringinfo.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3466.