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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Where does any idea or created thing ever really end , and where does it begin ? “ What are the Middle Ages ? ” asks medical historian David Riesman . “ For all we know we may be living in them . ” The hospice idea did not begin with ...
Yet we of the twentieth century begin only now very gradually to emerge from a period of intense materialism during which personal relationships , like our relation to the earth itself , have suffered a devastating loss of richness and ...
... St. Christopher's in London , sensitively and vividly describes just how the hospice program works and how the patients themselves , together with their families , become part of the movement and begin to help others .
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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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