Hospice Cares For Terminally Ill During Final Days

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Nurse Rachel Haenel embraces terminally ill patient Jackie Beattie at... News PhotoColorado,Embracing,Healthcare And Medicine,Horizontal,Illness,Lakewood - Colorado,Nurse,Patient,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2009 Getty ImagesLAKEWOOD, CO - NOVEMBER 05: Nurse Rachel Haenel embraces terminally ill patient Jackie Beattie, 83, at the Hospice of Saint John on November 5, 2009 in Lakewood, Colorado. 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)