LTC 3020 Palliative Care and Hospice Care

Students will learn the distinction between palliative and hospice care. This course consists of analyses of medical ethics in hospice, pain management, and the origin of hospice and how it was integrated into the health care delivery system, and local coverage determination (LCD), which explores criteria that allow patients to become eligible for hospice care. Discussions will also address the integration of faith and individual spiritualty in regards to how hospice care is administered to patients of different cultures and ethnicities who possess different beliefs and values.