An important aspect of our mission at Pathway is to educate our community about hospice and palliative care. Our philosophy has always been simple:
It’s not about dying.
Hospice is about choosing how you want to live.
Our culture often views disease and aging as a battle to be lost or won. Hospice philosophy teaches that the quality of our time is at least as important as the quantity of it. A shift toward comfort care and a focus on improved quality at end of life means hospice patients and families can achieve palliation of their symptoms and experience a better end-of-life journey. In no other setting do patients and families have the level of autonomy and choice they find in hospice care.
In “A Good Life And A Good Death: What Is Palliative Care?”, Carmel Wroth explores palliative care philosophy with Dr. Sunita Puri, author of That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour.