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Hospice Employees’ Perceptions of Their Work Environment: A Focus Group Perspective

Journal Article Person-Centered Care
September 1, 2020

Hospice professionals, including hospice aides, are at particularly high risk for burnout. The purpose of this study was to evaluate workplace perceptions of a range of hospice care workers who provide care to patients at the end of life.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7503310/

Key Takeaways

Benefits of providing hospice include intrinsic satisfaction, positive patient and family feedback, and teamwork.
Challenges include workload, technology, travel, communication, work-life balance, and coping with grief.
Both personal and occupational strategies are needed to support hospice workers.
 
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