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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.

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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