Does hospice do anything to make death come sooner?

Hospice care neither prolongs life nor hastens death. Hospice professionals provide compassionate support, comfort care, and education through the presence of the hospice team, and bring specialized knowledge to the patient and family during this very difficult time. Our purpose is to control pain and its symptoms, and to assist both patient and family with emotional, social, and spiritual needs during the end-of-life journey. We seek to honor the dignity of the patient while we respect the natural process of dying.

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