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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and their hands are clammy . ... A woman walks beside him , holding his hand . ... He had thought she must be older — that voice of command , and the hand holding his so rough and gnarled — but her face is very young .
Without saying anything , she brings him a small , round loaf of brown bread , washes his hands and face with the same sweet - smelling cloth , and indicates that he should eat . The bread has a nutty flavor , rich and sour .
Leaning against the side of her bed , holding her hand , I am resting too . She holds my hand , and I hold hers . With her eyes closed , she says , “ When I get there , I will ask them to make things ready for you .
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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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