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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Matron is here , the Admissions Secretary , her assistant , the chief social worker , and a member of the Domiciliary Team . One by one , each individual is discussed on the basis of the report submitted by the attending physician ...
overwhelming to the individual . Other symptoms persisting despite previous medical treatment are also studied with care . Second , the individual should have some reasonable hope of life expectancy beyond hours or days , and should ...
The aim of a hospice must be to rescue the individual from both of these destructive alternatives . " The work of a hospice is to give patients the attention they need ; it is a job equally demanding as that of a more conventional ...
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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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