Hospice Cares For Terminally Ill During Final Days

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Family members gather around the bed of terminally ill hospice... News PhotoBed,Colorado,Family,Healthcare And Medicine,Horizontal,Illness,Lakewood - Colorado,Musician,Patient,People,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2009 Getty ImagesLAKEWOOD, CO - NOVEMBER 05: Family members gather around the bed of terminally ill hospice patient Linda Fletcher as musician Bob Haworth plays for her at the Hospice of Saint John on November 5, 2009 in Lakewood, Colorado. Haworth, a former member of the folk band The Kingston Trio, played songs from the 50's and 60's familiar to the elderly patients at the hospice. The non-profit hospice accepts patients regardless of their ability to pay, although most are covered by Medicare or Medicaid. End of life care has become a contentious issue in the current national debate on health care reform. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)