There are many myths about hospice care in the community. One myth is that hospice uses strong pain medications in order to bring about the death of the patient. This is simply not true. A patient with severe pain may require strong medications in order to feel comfortable. The doctors and nurses are experts at choosing the best medication and the safest dose for each individual patient. The goal is comfort, never to hasten death.
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