Everyone’s journey with hospice as they approach the end of their life is unique. People value different things and have different concerns, as they do in every day life.
There are many aspects to hospice palliative care – the clinical support and the psycho social support, spiritual care and the cultural aspects of end of life. People may access all the services a hospice has to offer – or just what is required by them and their family.
It’s important to remember that a large part of the support hospice provides is to family and loved ones after their person has died, in the form of ongoing bereavement support.
To help people understand the way in which hospice can help and how the services can be used, we’ve spoken with Catherine and Ray, Anna and Jenny about their different experiences of hospice.