End of life issues are often challenging, but hospice can help provide assistance to both the patient and his or her family. For this month’s Healthy Conversation, KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin is joined by Doni Grebenstein from Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson to talk about hospice and palliative care. She starts by explaining the difference between the two.

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Home (Hospice Foundation of America)
Palliative Care for Patients and Families (from the Center to Advance Palliative Care)

 

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