Palliative Care and hospice as healthcare itself look only to make extreme money. They do not care about you. You as a patient are a disease process and a medical record number to bill for. Medicare is trying to save dollars keeping you out of the ER/hospitals with palliative care until they can kick you to hospice and a mortician gets you. Corporations do not see people cry or suffer. They want profits, not a sad song filled with tears. Or come let me help you during this time. I have been in the death industry and medical industry for 21 years working in hospice. I now mix between palliative care and hospice because hospice has become stale as palliative care came in dried up numbers for hospice care. Hospice is now a hobby with out a feeder system of palliative care. Just like home health will feed palliative care. So sad as we will be judged for our attitude and greed. God sees this. Employees will always be demanded to work 60-100 a week in a salary position for regular week and on call. There will never be a work/life balance. It’s just not built for it. The machine has to be fed day and night. I still have 10 more notes to do from on call today.
It's all about the numbers. Management makes promises and rarely follows through. No raises no matter how great your yearly review is. Upper management disconnected from the NPs doing the work. The on-call is ridiculous- required to take call for the ENTIRE STATE.
Smart people trying to make a difference in patients lives
Answered - Nurse Practitioner (Current Employee) - Pittsburgh, PA