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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 111--116

Hospice: Rehabilitation in reverse

Senthilkumar Jeyaraman1, Ganesan Kathiresan1, Kavitha Gopalsamy2 
1 School of Therapeutic Sciences, Masterskill University College of Health sciences, Malaysia
2 Clinical Physiotherapist, Malaysia

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Senthilkumar Jeyaraman
School of Therapeutic Sciences, Masterskill University College of Health sciences
Malaysia

Hospice care is about quality of life at a time when a person has an illness for which curative measures are no longer possible, and for which a physician has determined the patient has a life expectancy of about six months or less, a hospice program can support the process of death and dying in a compassionate way. A growing trend is to utilize physical therapy more frequently in hospice. Physical therapy has several vital roles in hospice care as follows: maximizing functional ability and comfort to enhance quality of life; assuring patient and care giver safety; helping people redesign their lives and life goals; providing support around physical, emotional and spiritual issues at the end of life. The purpose of this review is to provide 1) a description of hospice care, 2) an explanation of the roles of physical therapists in hospice care.


How to cite this article:
Jeyaraman S, Kathiresan G, Gopalsamy K. Hospice: Rehabilitation in reverse.Indian J Palliat Care 2010;16:111-116


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Jeyaraman S, Kathiresan G, Gopalsamy K. Hospice: Rehabilitation in reverse. Indian J Palliat Care [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Oct 20 ];16:111-116
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