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Feb 15, 2019

One of the enduring myths about hospice is that a patient’s medications are discontinued when they’re admitted to hospice. We’re talking about medication management on this episode, and exploring the reasons why this myth has endured.

One of the most important goals of care for a hospice patient is symptom management, and one of the ways that’s accomplished is through the proper use of medications.  One of the goals is to maintain a patient’s health with as few meds as possible. Medications will be discontinued or simplified if,

  • Patient can’t swallow
  • Pill burden becomes too great
  • Patient's needs change
  • Med is contraindicated

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