Is this prescription expensive? Is this a medication that is covered by hospice? Is this drug right for a hospice patient?
“I don’t’ want to take that medicine because I don’t want to get addicted to it!” Understandable concern, especially in the light of the current “opioid crisis”.
I can change your bedding while you lay asleep and you will never even know I was there... except for the subtle scent of Snuggle rising up from your fresh sheets.
“Methadone”, the 3-syllable word that still brings most patients and some providers shudders of anxiety. However, when used appropriately, methadone can be a wonderful pain tool in your symptom management arsenal.
So here is something I have had a hard time understanding – but let me first preface by saying that I think working in hospice is a very specific calling. Also, I understand that not everyone views death as I do.