- Words: 880
- Length: 3 Pages
- Topic: Healthcare
- Paper #: 4091779
By definition, this means that sicker patients receive more attention from staff than less sick patients. By contrast, hospice patients all receive much more similar attention.
Whereas the medical treatments provided by hospitals are often complicated, requiring numerous types of medical specialists, their concern for their patients' psychological state is not their specialty. Hospice staff function as, and often consider themselves "specialists" whose specialty is the emotional well-being of their