It’s one of the biggest myths that Carroll Hospital’s palliative care nurses face: the belief that palliative care is the same as hospice care.
By John W. Middleton, M.D.
Over my career as a family practice doctor, many aging patients have asked me how to prepare for the end of life. It is my belief that we must always ready ourselves for the end of our lives. We must first recognize our own mortality. Everyone, including me, will continue to grow older; with age comes chronic conditions, serious medical issues and sometimes terminal diagnoses.