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.

Animal Hospice and Palliative Medicine for the House Call Vet - E-Book

Animal Hospice and Palliative Medicine for the House Call Vet - E-Book

Author: Lynn Hendrix

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323567992

Category: Medical

Page: 446

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Gain the understanding you need to provide compassionate, end-of-life pet care. Animal Hospice and Palliative Medicine for the House Call Veterinarian provides an all-in-one guide to the skills and challenges related to this growing area of veterinary care. From setting up your business and performing your first in-home consultation to managing pain, performing in-home euthanasia, and providing grief support to the family, this book walks you through each step of care. Written by Dr. Lynn Hendrix, a leading expert and researcher in veterinary palliative medicine, this practical resource shows how to improve the quality of care for pets in the final stages of life. Comprehensive coverage addresses the essential topics of palliative care, hospice, and euthanasia. Key topics range from setting up a mobile business, in-home consultations to pain management, complementary medicine, physical support for the pet, and much more. Information on the diseases commonly seen at the end of life includes disease progression and trajectories. Single-source review covers animal end-of-life care and consulting, specifically through mobile veterinary services. 100 full-color clinical photos depict the concepts and procedures of animal palliative care. Practical insights are provided in the areas of family grief support, compassion fatigue, managing difficult home visits, and dispelling the myths of animal hospice and euthanasia. Author Lynn Hendrix is an expert veterinarian with than a decade of experience in the field of Veterinary Palliative Medicine and is also the owner/founder of Beloved Pet Mobile Vet, a company providing in-home animal hospice and euthanasia.

The Social Hospice

The Social Hospice

Author: Jim Debellis

Publisher: Jim DeBellis

ISBN: 9781432750404


Page: 272

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Conservatism is like the lovely Marilyn Munster; the Republican Party is like her whole freaky family. We see the attractive young lady hitch-hiking at the side of the road, but, when we stop to pick her up, Grandpa, Eddie, Lily, and Herman jump out from behind the bushes and get in the car with her. The driving voices behind both major parties always come from the weird uncles with the scary agendas, and never from the palatable patriots offering nothing more than the beautiful core values. On the one hand, the God Is Dead Party offers hope and change, but dispenses a society first and universal everything system of governmentally structured mediocrity for all. On the other hand, the God for President Party preaches constitutionalism, tax cuts, and the American Dream, but when given power they deliver a moral agenda of anti-abortion, anti-stem cell, and anti-gay. As right and righteous as these agendas may be for some individuals personal pursuit of happiness, they will not heal America nor bring our people together. The time has come to expose the social revolutionaries of the New Left that have hijacked the Democratic Party, and to tell those who think they own conservatism that social conservatism belongs in people and in society not in policy. Can conservative politics trade away the socially wonderful but politically divisive moral views of Jerry Falwell for the homespun base values of Norman Rockwell's Americana? Or will they persist in the losing battle of the extremes that has been pushing voters to hand America over to the socialists?