Hospice care may not begin until after death

20140117-03IDAHO | The Bonner County Daily Bee (Sandpoint) – 8 January 2014 – A patient is terminally ill. Palliative care is in order. Bonner Community Hospice is contacted and immediately the resources of more than seventy-five volunteers are available to guide the patient, family and friends through the process of dying. And, a process it may be; one of putting one’s life in order and completing unfinished business. But, sometimes the process doesn’t happen. The patient is instead a victim. The death is unexpected, accidental, suicide or murder. Suddenly the surviving loved ones are thrown into the chaos of grief without any warning that it’s coming. What then? Read more

An article from Media Watch, compiled and annotated by Barry R. Ashpole (Ontario, Canada). More reports can be found at IPCRC.NET