The Hospice Movement: A Better Way of Caring for the Dying
Vintage Books, 1978 - Počet stran: 347
At a time when the end of life has become the subject of anguished medical and ethical debate, no book is more welcome than The Hospice Movement This modern classic outlines a bold and noble alternative to the high-tech nightmare that has all too often been our society's accepted approach to death: hospice instead offers caring communities where dying people are treated as human beings worthy of attention and respect. Widely recognized as the essential reference for all who deal with the terminally ill, the book has now been extensively updated with three new chapters that describe the hospice movement's response to AIDS and its evolution into an international phenomenon. The result is one of those rare works that initiate caregivers, family, and friends into a new understanding of death and dying, one that reconciles the medical, the social, and the spiritual.
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Since the closing of the monasteries during the Reformation , the two concepts have split away from one another and have become separate , and until recently , the hospice process has gone underground . The St. Bernard dog with the keg ...
had a woman there with cancer who had become completely unmanageable . She was heavily sedated , crying out hour after hour , and disrupting others on the ward . No one had any idea what to do for her . When I walked into her room ...
In the case of cancer patients in the terminal stages it may be that we have tended to become particularly panicky on this score because of the old superstition , still dying hard among people who are otherwise quite well educated ...
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If you like Natalie Angier or Mary Roach's bringing journalisty eyes into sciency places, you will like this book. Heavy on the personal stories of palliative care. Only a little dated and very lovely. Přečíst celou recenzi
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