Needs of the terminally-ill patients

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 3–4 pages, citing scholarly research, that details your understanding of hospice care and the benefits and risks of hospitals providing hospice services.

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