Hospice vs. Palliative Care

Compared to hospice care, palliative care is a broader category of care for individuals. Palliative care physicians act as a bridge between primary care physicians and specialists to a team of individuals who can assist individuals with debilitating illnesses. These doctors can help patients and families to make decisions regarding the direction and options for treatments once a diagnosis has been made. The major difference between palliative care and hospice care is that for palliative care services, you do not have to have a diagnosis of a terminal illness.

For more information about palliative care or hospice visit:
http://www.caringinfo.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3355
http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/hospice-versus-palliative-care-understanding-the-distinction/article/168852/

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/business/house-calls-are-making-a-comeback.html