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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However , terminal care , when severe and chronic pain is involved , presents an entirely different set of demands . Morphine shots and heavy doses of ... Severe pain is , of course , not always present in cases of terminal cancer .
care still looms , and may continue to do so as far as American hospice teams are concerned until present reimbursement systems are sensibly amended . There are cancer patients in active treatment who need , for their own protection ...
Lacking an inpatient unit at present , Dr. Hadlock's immediate aim is to keep patients comfortably at home during the last stages of their illness , providing that this is what they want and that it seems best for the family , too .
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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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