The team manager oversees all patient care in the inpatient hospice unit.
The physician closely monitors the progression of the patient’s illness, prescribes appropriate medications and coordinates care with other members of the team.
The hospice nurse is skilled in assessing and managing pain and other symptoms. A nurse may also help with personal care.
The social worker acts as a friendly and skilled listener and provides emotional support.
The chaplain ministers to the spiritual needs of patients and families of all faiths, and can work with their clergy.
The bereavement specialist provides grief and loss support to the patient's loved ones.
The hospice volunteer can bring music or a Paw Pals animal companion, and spends quality time with the patient and family.