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Is hospice care available in hospitals?

Hospitals that treat seriously ill patients often have a hospice program. This arrangement allows patients and their families easy access to support services and health care professionals. Some hospitals have a special hospice unit, while others use a hospice team of caregivers who visit patients with advanced disease on any nursing unit. In other hospitals, the staff on the patient's unit will act as the hospice team.

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