Health Care Systems

Assume that you are working with a small community hospital. The hospital chief executive officer (CEO) has noted a trend in hospitals in recent years where hospitals are opening hospice wings and partnering with hospice organizations. She has asked you to research the benefits of partnering with a local hospice organization. You are to research the pros and cons of hospice services in hospitals and advise the CEO on whether or not a partnership can help meet the needs of the hospital’s terminally-ill patients.

Develop an executive summary of 3 pages, citing scholarly research, that details your understanding of hospice care and the benefits and risks of hospitals providing hospice services.

Evaluate models and approaches used by healthcare organizations, including hospice, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals, in the provision of care for terminally ill patients .

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