Siamak N. Nabili, MD, MPH
Dr. Nabili received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), majoring in chemistry and biochemistry. He then completed his graduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His graduate training included a specialized fellowship in public health where his research focused on environmental health and health-care delivery and management.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- Hospice facts
- What is hospice care?
- Why is hospice important?
- What is the history of hospice?
- What are the main goals of hospice care?
- What are some misconceptions about hospice care?
- What kinds of services does hospice care provide?
- Are hospice services available for children?
- Can hospice care be offered at home?
- What are some medical conditions commonly referred to hospice?
- How is referral to hospice made?
- How does hospice care work?
- Who is part of the hospice team?
- What is respite care?
- Who is eligible for hospice care?
- Who pays for hospice care?
- How can people find and choose hospice care?
- What questions should people ask of hospice agencies?
- Where can a person find more information about hospice care?
- Find a local Doctor in your town
Where can a person find more information about hospice care?
A good starting point for people to find out more information about hospice care is their primary-care doctor's office or local clinics and hospitals.
Other than the resources listed previously, one can also search the Internet for more information or refer to the following:
- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
- The National Association for Home Care and Hospice
- National Institute of Health (NIH)
- Hospice Medicine Foundation
- American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
- Medicare publications and web site
- State Medicaid publications
Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. "History of Hospice Care." Jan. 29, 2010.<http://www.nhpco.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3285>.
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