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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Our own wounded condition as ordinary human creatures living in the midst of a mystery we cannot fathom , yearning for something better , becomes a matter of shame to us , like a set of ragged underwear that must at all costs be ...
Everywhere there were , as always , individuals who refused for private reasons to accept the popular moral attitudes of the day , and who continued quietly to care for their fellow human beings , making dilectio a noun of human action ...
You walk in the door , you leave your humanity outside . " We are seated in his living room ... “ Doctors sitting around the place impressing each other , talking about diseases , not human beings . I am tired of it , it makes me sad .
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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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