Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Laboratory, Pathology, Radiology, and Ancillary Services
Slide content:Ancillary Services - 2 Hospice care For terminally ill patients whose life expectancy is not expected to exceed 6 months Palliative care outside the hospital At hospice institutions At home Multidisciplinary team for care 12
Slide notes:Another example of ancillary services is hospice care. This is a specialized level of care for terminally ill patients whose life expectancy is six months or less. Hospice care allows palliative care outside the hospital . The venue may be a hospice institution or the patients home, and care is usually delivered by a multidisciplinary team, including a physician and medical director, nurses, health care aides, a social worker, and a chaplain. The objective of hospice care is not to provide treatments, but to keep the patient comfortable and manage pain and other symptoms. 12