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Hospice Care

  • Ritika Oberoi-Jassal
  • Jason Pope
  • Navdeep JassalEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Hospice care is patient-centered care delivered in the final months of life with a focus on quality of life and expert level care in the management of physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the dying patient.

Keywords

Hospice End of life Quality of life Goals of care 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ritika Oberoi-Jassal
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jason Pope
    • 3
  • Navdeep Jassal
    • 4
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Moffitt Cancer CenterTampaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Oncologic Sciences College of MedicineUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  3. 3.Evolve Restorative CenterSanta RosaUSA
  4. 4.University of South FloridaTampaUSA
  5. 5.University of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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