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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Visitors mingle freely with patients in an atmosphere of friendly , and at times frankly emotional give - andtake . Family members are encouraged to help with patient care , to bring in special foods that might give pleasure , and to ...
“ Patients always appreciate gentle truth , ” Dr. Twycross says . His stance of cautious optimism is designed , not to fool the patient for whom there is no reasonable hope of cure , but in recognition of the fact that reason is not ...
to discuss spiritual matters with a patient , but all feel that the patient must first indicate a wish to do so . The general atmosphere of St. Barnabas ' is one of ' prayer in action . ' Patients ( some long - term , most in the final ...
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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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