Personhood in Hospice Care

Dr. Saul Ebema

Personhood is defined as, being a subject with say over one’s body, emotions, decisions, and life goals. For many, it includes one’s role or relationships in a family or community.

In the face of multiple losses and increased dependence on others for basic needs, someone who is terminally ill may feel as if he/she is not the same person. Sometimes that person feels as if he/she is not a person at all, but just a sick body.

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Source: Personhood in Hospice Care

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