The ... Guide to the Nation's Hospices

The ... Guide to the Nation's Hospices



ISBN: UOM:39015072159265

Category: Hospice care


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With 1991: Includes listing of NHO Board of Directors and Committees. Lists state hospice organizations, and organizational members. Includes a program administrator index.

A Hospice Guide Book

A Hospice Guide Book

Author: Dr. Curtis E. Smith, Ph.D., Psy.D.

Publisher: Inspiring Voices

ISBN: 1462400132

Category: Education

Page: 192

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When you or a loved one are diagnosed with a terminal illness, you wonder what can be done to make life easier and more meaningful during the remaining time on earth. In A Hospice Guide Book, author Dr. Curtis E. Smith shows how the concept of hospice, which emphasizes the important provisions of comfort care through the end-of-life journey, can help terminal patients die a comfortable, peaceful death with dignity. A resource for families, patients, and health care providers, A Hospice Guide Book provides a thorough explanation of the hospice concept. It discusses • the definition of hospice care and its origins; • hospice fallacies, myths, and facts; • alternative care modalities; • the hospice team and its responsibilities; • levels of care and treatment; • pain and pain management; • hospice residences; • end of life care. A Hospice Guide Book presents a plethora of information about hospice, enabling those who could become hospice patients the opportunity to receive the benefit of expert comfort care; pain control management; symptom control; and emotional, spiritual, and psychosocial support as they live with their terminal illness during the end-of-life journey and peacefully transition from this life to the next.

Freedom to Die

Freedom to Die

Author: Derek Humphrey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429929660

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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The strength of the right-to-die movement was underscored as early as 1991, when Derek Humphry published Final Exit, the movement's call to arms that inspired literally hundreds of thousands of Americans who wished to understand the concepts of assisted suicide and the right to die with dignity. Now Humphry has joined forces with attorney Mary Clement to write Freedom to Die, which places this civil rights story within the framework of American social history. More than a chronology of the movement, this book explores the inner motivations of an entire society. Reaching back to the years just after World War II, Freedom to Die explores the roots of the movement and answers the question: Why now, at the end of the twentieth century, has the right-to-die movement become part of the mainstream debate? In a reasoned voice, which stands out dramatically amid the vituperative clamoring of the religious right, the authors examine the potential dangers of assisted suicide - suggesting ways to avert the negative consequences of legalization - even as they argue why it should be legalized.

The Writer's Ultimate Research Guide

The Writer's Ultimate Research Guide

Author: Ellen Metter

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015037478982

Category: Reference

Page: 332

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With hundreds of listings of books and databases, this book saves writers research time and frustration by pointing them straight to the information they need to create better, more accurate fiction and nonfiction.