hospice physician

hospice physician

A term for a UK doctor who provides palliative medical services to the terminally ill in a hospice setting.
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The team member may enroll the patient at home, and a hospice physician certifies eligibility to complete the process.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2011 changed the rules related to hospice patient certification, requiring recertification after 180 days and examination by the hospice physician in a face-to-face encounter.
However, the ACA "requires a hospice physician or nurse practitioner to have a face-to-face encounter with a hospice patient prior to the patient's 180thday recertification, and each subsequent recertification" These "recerts" occur every two months, and it isn't unusual for terminal patients to outlive the six-month prognosis that provided the original basis for admission to hospice.
Medications prescribed by the Hospice physician were a big help, and it was a relief when she was finally able to relax.
A hospice, however, cannot prevent its medical director or hospice physician from "participating" as a patient's attending physician outside an employment relationship with the hospice--and perhaps should encourage that participation.
A lively, enthusiastic and passionate presentation on palliative care and pain control was presented by NorthLand Hospice physician Warrick Jones.
Although hospice physicians may have been involved in patient care through participation in care planning meetings, there was relatively little hands-on hospice physician involvement in patient care.
Patrick Clary draws upon his more than twenty years of professional and personal experienced as a hospice physician in his poetry to reflect upon the issues of death and dying.
Maybe we should reserve Mark until we have need of a physician, and a hospice physician in particular.
The vast majority of terminally ill patients can have freedom from pain and clarity of mind," says Martha Twaddle, a leading hospice physician and medical director at the hospice division of the Palliative CareCenter of the North Shore, in Evanston, Illinois.
This article of faith is also the central argument of three recent books about death and dying--one by a popular psychiatrist and spiritual writer, another by a hospice physician, and the third by a hospital chaplain and long-term AIDS survivor.
By working collaboratively with the resident's attending physician, the hospice physician builds upon the attending's prior knowledge of the case.