Patient’s Rights FAQ
What rights do we experience at the end of life?
You have the right to relief of pain, to refuse any treatment that is not consistent with your goals of care, to make your wishes made known in advance, and to have access to hospice and palliative care.
Can I still see my personal physician after being terminally diagnosed?
Yes, you may keep your doctor. Hospice will work with your physician regarding your terminal illness. Your doctor is able to bill Medicare for his oversight of your case while you are receiving hospice care.
If I don't like my hospice, can I choose another?
Yes, you can choose another hospice should you become dissatisfied with your current one. What if I change my mind regarding hospice care? You can choose to stop receiving hospice care at any time. You are in control of the care you receive.