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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At its finest , it elicits from us the frankly and fully offered human companionship that brings positive benefits , and a kind of joy , to any shared venture . Oddly enough , most of this was known long ago , when the early medieval ...
They can offer , instead of mechanical resuscitation , a hospitable place in which the personal and spiritual growth of the individual can continue during the process of dying . In the medieval Christian world , the offer of hospitality ...
Marin's hospice came into being late in November of 1975 when a small group of individuals made the decision to offer their professional services free of charge to dying members of the community and their families .
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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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