My clinical manager recently shared a story from an admission she did in early July 2021. She went out to admit a patient with multiple cancer diagnoses who was sent home from the hospital to pass away at home. The doctors at the hospital gave the patient a few days to maybe a week or two to live.

She parks in the driveway enters the house and heads to the bedroom where everything (hospital bed and all) was set up prior to the patient being brought home by EMS. She finds the patient facing the bedroom wall with back towards her and the patient’s spouse at the head of the bed, hands on…