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Hospice nurse dispels misconceptions about hospice care

A terminally-ill resident of the Hospice of Saint John is comforted in her bed.  (John Moore/Getty Images)
A terminally-ill resident of the Hospice of Saint John is comforted in her bed. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Former President Jimmy Carter’s decision to forego further curative treatment and seek hospice at home in his final days has prompted many questions about hospice.

Here & Now host Peter O’Dowd speaks with hospice nurse and chief clinical officer at Florida-based Avow Hospice Rebecca Gatian and with hospice patient John Shannon of DesPlaines, Illinois.

Find more information on hospice from the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and the Hospice Foundation

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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