A hospice doctor is a key member of the hospice team that cares for each hospice patient and oversees the hospice plan of care. The hospice doctor can also work closely with the patient’s personal physician.Hospice physicians help the team maximize patients’ comfort and ability to function as the person and family cope with a terminal illness. Such care includes helping patients/families identify and address their goals — including symptom relief, counseling, spiritual comfort, and other supports that will enhance their quality of life.
At Vision Viejo Hospice Service, our hospice physicians are experienced specialists who are board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine, as well as such specialties as family practice, internal medicine, and geriatrics. They have expertise in pain and symptom management — the hallmarks of hospice care.In addition, Vision Viejo Hospice doctors have excellent communication and conflict-resolution skills to help patients, families and staff deal with the difficult issues and decision that can arise when someone is terminally ill. They are well-versed in current principles of care quality and ethical issues in hospice care
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