The main reason I write this is to share these stories. Hospice has been called "Medicine's greatest secret". This is my humble contribution to changing that fact.
The stories here are all true. The detail may be altered in order to maintain privacy and confidentiality. The changes made do not alter the facts of the stories, only characteristics that I think could lead them to be linked directly to the people involved.
Oh, and the Standard Disclaimer: I work for a healthcare organization, but what you see here is mine alone, and does not represent the views of my employer.
I was in a traditional office practice of Family Medicine for 19 years, then found my passion, which is Hospice and Palliative Care. I have been working full time in that area since 2004, doing house calls and administative work. I am now leading efforts to develop and support programs for a Catholic Healthcare System related to these areas.