What a moving video presentation. How lucky Zia was! I would like to say, that on question 1 there are actually 2 issues. One is “dying at home” and the other is without medical intervention. In the hospice world from which I have worked over the last 4 years, we don’t refer to hospice as giving up or losing hope… what we are saying is that the direction of your care has changed. There will be no more aggressive medical intervention, however there will be medical management to ensure that there is no pain or symptoms thereof. That a person will be in physical, spiritual and psychological peace. That can take place anywhere the patient is.
— joan, 11/26/2008