Reflections on Being a Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse
At Ohio’s Hospice, we are grateful for our nurses and the superior care and superior services they provide to our patients and families each and every day. We recognize them for their commitment to our mission as they continue to strengthen and preserve community-based hospice care.
Our hospice-certified nurses deliver care to patients through assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation. They serve as key members of the interdisciplinary care team, providing compassionate care alongside our board-certified hospice and palliative care physicians, personal care specialists (state tested nursing assistants), social workers, chaplains, bereavement counseling professionals, and volunteers.
Each and every day, our nurses provide quality care to patients as they face a life-limiting illness or injury. Our nurses have a heart for service and a passion for caring for others. They make a difference in the lives of our patients and families.
Our nurses serve patients and families through a variety of roles through the admission and referral process to the day-to-day care provided wherever a patient calls home, whether that is a private residence, an extended care facility, an inpatient care center, or one of our Hospice Houses. They also are available to answer questions through Real-Time CareTM, a telehealth and support tool.
We believe in providing the most comprehensive care team. That includes access to and support from our nursing team for the patients and families we are privileged to serve. With our model of hospice and palliative care, our care teams are available around the clock to provide critical care to those who need them most, whenever they need it, in whatever setting they call home. We are grateful and thankful for all they do to deliver superior care and superior services wherever we are privileged to serve, now and always.
One of our nurses, Lisa, reflects our value of kindness. “I enjoy helping others and providing care to my patients,” she says. “Kindness is treating others how you would want to be treated.”
We invite you to learn more about nurses like Lisa. Please click the links below to read more about our nurses: