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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He believes that he is talking about the population problem . " Look at India , ” he says , waving his arm vaguely toward the shadows in the corner of the room . But looking at India does not solve the population problem ; and in any ...
different as their various backgrounds , staff themselves differ widely , and this has obviously presented some special problems in the formation of community . The admirable 516 - page Report of the Palliative Care Service ( Rapport de ...
Careful attention is given to personal hygiene and to medical and emotional difficulties associated with terminal illness : embarrassment over incontinence , for example , being considered as significant a problem to work with as the ...
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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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