Category: Ethical Dilemma

Articles about ethical dilemmas within end-of-life areas.

Hospice Access for Undocumented Immigrants

Welcome to our guide on hospice care for undocumented immigrants. This article is crafted with the utmost empathy to support family members and caregivers as they navigate the complexities of end-of-life care. Our goal is to provide a clear understanding of hospice services and the unique challenges faced by undocumented immigrants during these tender moments.
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To Wake or Not to Wake: A Dilemma for Caregivers of Dementia Patients in the Final Stage

Daughter Feeding Her Mother Via A Straw
Dementia is a challenging disease that affects thinking, memory, and daily activities. In the final stage where the patient can no longer support their head, caregivers face a crucial decision: whether to wake the terminally ill dementia patient for feeding or let them sleep, periodically checking for alertness. This article explores the ethical dilemma surrounding this decision, providing insights into the pros and cons of both choices.
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Ethical Dilemmas in Hospice

I have seen many ethical dilemmas arise in end-of-life situations over my time as a hospice RN case manager. Hospice care is unique in that it focuses on providing comfort care to patients who are no longer seeking curative treatment for their illness. As a result, the ethical concerns that arise in hospice care are different from those in other healthcare settings. In this article, we will explore some of the ethical dilemmas that can arise in hospice care and how they can be addressed. Before I go over several case studies gathered from the sources in the resource section below, please allow me to share a current one of mine that is ongoing as this article is being published.
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