For Physicians & Professionals

“Hospice nurses have unique expertise and an orientation to palliative rather than curative care. Hospice adds a level of care that complements the care I have been providing, a level of care that I am unable to provide even as the patient’s primary physician. Care at the end of life requires a different mind set. My colleagues in hospice are better prepared to provide the right care at the end of life.”

Daniel B. Goodman, MD
Board-Certified Internist, specialization in Geriatric Medicine

Your role as physician does not have to end when your patient enrolls in an end-of-life care program. Since your relationship with the patient may span years or even decades, your continued involvement may be very important in supporting and enriching the patient’s experience.

As the Jewish patient’s primary physician, you are in an excellent position to offer recommendations that are in line with the patient’s ethical and religious values and also reflect their medical condition and likely prognosis. Working toward one common goal, all parties involved are able to alleviate physical and emotional suffering for the patient as well as their family.

Where Is Jewish End of Life Care Offered?

At Home

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Hospice Residences

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Inpatient Units

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