SOC313 Week 5 - Discussion 1
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Prior to engaging in this discussion, read Chapters 10 and 11 in your text, review the information on the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (Links to an external site.) website, and the Instructor Guidance. You are also encouraged to watch the Except for Six video.
As stated in the SOC313 Family Document, Ella is nearing the end of her life due to cancer. Ella is currently in the hospital and will be released to her home, as is her preference. John, her husband, will provide the majority of Ella’s care. The remaining family members will help, taking turns with their visits and duties for providing care for Ella and John as well as the normal functions of a household.
For this discussion, you will research the services Hospice provides for the patient and family. Describe one Hospice program that will be beneficial to help the family provide care for Ella. Justify why you feel this service is the best choice, and which family member(s) will benefit from the service the most.
Next, research a community program or a support service that is not offered through Hospice. Choose a program or service you found during your research and describe the service offered. Explain how the service will support the family in providing care for Ella.
Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words with at least one scholarly source beyond your textbook.
Guided Response: Read several of your classmate’s posts and respond to two of your peers. Do you think their choices were appropriate for the family member mentioned? Why or why not? Describe a different program that could help the same family member identified by your peer and why it would be appropriate.