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Dr. Gregory Phelps, medical director at UT Hospice, provides detailed information about caring for loved ones in their final stages of life. A variety of topics are discussed, including pain management and comfort strategies, how a hospice team works, the different types of hospice and how hospice can help a patient come to terms with the end of his or her life. Also in this video, meet a patient who shares her story of putting both of her parents through hospice. For more health related videos visit our Dr. Bob Show channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/DrBobShow1.
Palliative care and hospice are similar medical disciplines that both seek to alleviate the medical symptoms and emotional impact of a serious diagnosis. But there are key differences between the two. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast palliative medicine expert Dr. Amy Newton answers questions about palliative care vs. hospice.
Now that Alzheimer's disease is considered to be a terminal illness, families are met with decisions about care for their loved ones who are in the later stages of the disease. There is quite a lot of confusion about hospice care, so the doctors define and delineate aspects of this type of palliative care.
At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it’s simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients. Take the time to savor this moving talk, which asks big questions about how we think on death and honor life. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
In this video, the President of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Donald Schumacher covers the different types of hospice care that are available. He also provides advice on how to select a hospice and how to know when your loved ones are ready for Hospice care Visit www.nhpco.org for more information
Dr. Simin Beg talks about the importance of end of life care. Beg discusses how physicians, family, and hospice health professionals work as a team to provide the best and most comforting care to those utilizing hospice health. For more information, visit: http://www.spectrumhealth.org/hospice.