More than a definition, Hospice is a concept, a model of care, a way to cope with life when it is not possible to visualize the future in the medium or long term, because it has a limited life diagnosis. But what can be done when the body has not been able to respond to curative medical treatments and there is no hope of regaining health? Our proposal at Hospice Mazatlán is to accompany and train the family, so that along with the multidisciplinary staff face the fears and insecurities generated by having a terminally ill at home; We do not promise to add days to life, but to add life to the days of that person who was part of our history and who now is who requires care, gratitude for shared time, patience and much love on our part.
The Hospice service brings together a multidisciplinary team made up of doctors, nurses, nurses, social workers, tanatologists and volunteers, all professionals who join their knowledge and experience in order to provide palliative care that allows the patient to spend his last days as comfortably Possible, controlling the symptoms of your illness and the family allows you to leave your loved one quietly and without distress.
Hospice also proposes the right of the patient to be informed of his state of health in order to avoid the so-called “conspiracy of silence”, where the patient realizes that he is cared for, medicated, cared for and instead Feel better, feel diminished energy and increasingly feel worse. So, consciously or unconsciously, he knows that his situation is serious, but he is not given the opportunity to express fears, insecurity and fears that he feels when he can not recover his health. On the other hand, the family knows perfectly well that the diagnosis is terminal but does not dare to tell the patient and they do not give themselves the opportunity to talk, to externalize feelings and therefore not to settle family and legal issues that could complicate the relationship of The family once the patient died.