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Understanding Hospice

Our youth-centered society often dances around discussions of death and dying. 
 
But as our older population grows rapidly, so do questions about end-of-life care, especially hospice care.
 
Hospice is a relatively recent health-care option in the U.S., beginning in 1973 as a destination for cancer patients. But hospice has evolved over the years to become much more — an end-of-life-care option that can meet the needs, values and preferences of many patients. 
 
Unfortunately, for many people who might consider hospice an option — potential patients, adult children caring for their aging parents, caregivers and even some physicians — the choice is clouded by false perceptions, half-

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