As a hospice chaplain for the past 11 years, I can’t even tell you how disturbing this story is to me. And embarrassing for the good people who work in hospice and all healthcare. And completely heartbreaking for the people and their loved ones who experienced this hospice company.
The hospice philosophy hasn’t changed. Hospice affirms life for the person who is dying and the people they love. Hospice care provides comfort physically, emotionally and spiritually. Hospice does not hasten death. However, some people in business are not doing the right thing, as shown by this news story.
So, in my opinion, this hospice owner was not a hospice provider, he is a greedy business person. Don’t let this report make you lose your faith in hospice. This is not the norm.
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Rev. Angela Stone-Campbell