The Hospice

The Hospice

Author: Glen W. Davidson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0891163700

Category: Medical

Page: 252

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'With admirable clarity, Mrs Peters sums up what determines competence in spelling and the traditional and new approaches to its teaching.' -Times Literary Supplement

Life in a Hospice

Life in a Hospice

Author: Ann Richardson

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781846192432

Category: Medical

Page: 168

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How can hospices make the process dignified and peaceful as possible? What sort of people dedicate their careers to helping the dying? This book provides real-life accounts of hospice life, and gives insights into the type of work undertaken in a hospice setting. It also examines the differences between hospice and hospital care.

Innovations in Hospice Architecture

Innovations in Hospice Architecture

Author: Stephen Verderber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000733006

Category: Architecture

Page: 348

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This fully revised, new edition of Innovations in Hospice Architecture responds to the need for an up-to-date, theoretically based reference book summarizing key historical and recent developments with respect to this rapidly evolving building type. This Second Edition presents: an overview of the historical origins of the contemporary hospice the diverse variations on the basic premise of hospice care a review of the scant architectural literature published on this subject to date a broad series of case studies of exemplary hospices around the world planning and design concepts for palliative care environments. Case study projects are from Japan, Canada, Europe, Africa, Australia, Indonesia, China, the United States and South America. Thirty-six case studies are individually presented and comparatively analysed, and prognostications for the future of hospice architecture are examined. Each case includes floor plans, technical drawings and beautiful, full colour illustrations. Through an in-depth discussion of the inner profundities of hospice architecture, the book presents this type as a humane, genuine expression of the spiritual, physical and psychosocial dimensions of the contemporary death and dying movement. Written with a broad audience in mind, the book provides both technical and conceptual information, blending narrative, images and diagrammation so that the audience may understand and articulate the complexities of this specialized building type in professional practice contexts.

Demystifying Hospice

Demystifying Hospice

Author: Karen J. Clayton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538114957

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

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Hospice care helps make the end of life the best it can be, yet the experience can be both rewarding and stressful to those involved. Karen Clayton’s stories address end-of-life choices, palliative care, mixed feelings about hospice, care for the caregivers, managing dramatic incidents and fear, social isolation, saying goodbye, and remembering.

The Hospice Heritage

The Hospice Heritage

Author: Inge B. Corless

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317720584

Category: Medical

Page: 388

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Through The Hospice Heritage: Celebrating Our Future, physicians, nurses, social workers, and clergy will find unique examples to give patients the attention, care, and understanding they need at that time in their life. Since 80 of people who die do so without the support of a hospice program, this important book offers approaches designed to expand access to hospice and provide a solid foundation of treatment for patients with cancer and non-cancer diagnoses. Written by experts in the field, The Hospice Heritage will help you care for those patients whose life span is uncertain, improving their quality of life in throughout their last days. This commemorative book offers an encompassing portrayal of the development of hospice from its origins to its present forms. The Hospice Heritage contains state-of-the-art presentations of hospice-related issues and examines current efforts in hospice and palliative care, including the latest concepts in symptom control, guidelines for patients with diseases other than cancer, and measuring the quality and impact of care. Informative and moving, The Hospice Heritage explores the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of end-of-life care. This important book discusses many topics relevant to hospice today, including: presenting the most common physical symptoms experienced by hospice patients and the comprehensive standards of care for these symptoms; deepening the spiritual aspect of dying as patients, families, and care providers seek understanding and resolution; examining end-of-life decision-making issues, and the barriers which continue to restrict patient and family involvement and choices and identifying the evolving relationship between hospice and palliative care and the consequences, benefits, and dilemmas of this partnership.

Ethics in Hospice Care

Ethics in Hospice Care

Author: Bruce Jennings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317790693

Category: Medical

Page: 120

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Ethics in Hospice Care: Challenges to Hospice Values in a Changing Health Care Environment explores the pressures and challenges facing hospice and aims to produce new studies and educational materials on hospice ethics to help professionals in the field. Many of the tensions felt by caregivers and practitioners in hospice stem from uncertainty about the ethical mission of hospice and the ethical dilemmas arising in practice. This volume, a result of The Hastings Center and the Hospice Foundation of America’s project on Ethical and Policy Issues in Hospice Care, addresses these issues in a clear, accessible way. Ethics in Hospice Care outlines the economic, social, and cultural challenges facing hospice care in a changing society and a changing health care environment. Issues of concern include: financial pressures as policymakers limit Medicare spending organizational pressures as hospice organizations enter a variety of new relationships with managed care organizations, home health agencies, and hospitals cultural and social challenges as Americans wrestle with moral and legal issues of death and dying and physician-assisted suicide the rapid and unplanned growth of the movement--from a single hospice in 1973 to over 2500 today While primarily for practicing hospice professionals, Ethics in Hospice Care is vital reading for everyone concerned with assisted suicide, patients’rights, quality of life, managed care, physician referral, professional development, pain management, quality of care, and ethics committees.