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Title:
The hospice heritage : celebrating our future
Author:
Corless, Inge B.
Publication Information:
New York : Haworth Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxi, 279 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
"Has been co-published simultaneously as The hospice journal, volume 14, number 3/4 1999."
Language:
English
Subject Term:
Added Uniform Title:
Hospice journal.
ISBN:
9780789008374

9780789008473
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Book

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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. For a complete list of contents, please visit our Web site at www.haworthpressinc.com.

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 choice identifying the evolving relationship between hospice and palliative care and the consequences, benefits, and dilemmas of this partnership

This tribute to hospice in America on its 25th anniversary and on the National Hospice Organization's 20th anniversary demonstrates how far hospice has come, explores its enduring mission, and gives you insight into the future direction of hospice care. d 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 choice identifying the evolving relationship between hospice and palliative care and the consequences, benefits, and dilemmas of this partnership

This tribute to hospice in America on its 25th anniversary and on the National Hospice Organization's 20th anniversary demonstrates how far hospice has come, explores its enduring mission, and gives you insight into the future direction of hospice care. mmas of this partnership

This tribute to hospice in America on its 25th anniversary and on the National Hospice Organization's 20th anniversary demonstrates how far hospice has come, explores its enduring mission, and gives you insight into the future direction of hospice care.


Table of Contents

Inge B. Corless and Zelda FosterDame Cicely SaundersZelda Foster and Inge B. CorlessLarry Beresford and Stephen R. ConnorJ. Cameron Muir and Lisa M. Krammer and Jacqueline R. Cameron and Charles F. von GuntenEmily ChandlerConstance M. DahlinConnie Zuckerman and David WollnerDeborah Witt ShermanPatrice O'ConnorBrad StuartPaul R. BrennerJoan M. TenoMelanie P. MerrimanStephen R. ConnorGeorge SorosClaire B. TehanMary L. S. VachonAnn MacGregorRobert Kastenbaum
About the Contributorsp. xvii
Prefacep. xix
Foundations
Origins: International Perspectives, Then and Nowp. 1
Origins: An American Perspectivep. 9
History of the National Hospice Organizationp. 15
Issues
Symptom Control in Hospice-State of the Artp. 33
Spiritualityp. 63
Access to Carep. 75
End of Life Care and Decision Making: How Far We Have Come, How Far We Have to Gop. 85
Current Efforts
End-of-Life Care: Challenges and Opportunities for Health Care Professionalsp. 109
Hospice vs. Palliative Carep. 123
The NHO Medical Guidelines for Non-Cancer Disease and Local Medical Review Policy: Hospice Access for Patients with Disease Other Than Cancerp. 139
Hospice Care and Palliative Care: A Perspective from Experiencep. 155
Putting Patient and Family Voice Back into Measuring Quality of Care for the Dyingp. 167
Documenting the Impact of Hospicep. 177
New Initiatives Transforming Hospice Carep. 193
Reflections and Reminiscences
Reflections on Death in Americap. 205
Personal Reflectionsp. 217
Reflections on the History of Occupational Stress in Hospice/Palliative Carep. 229
Hospice Reminiscences and Reflections-An 18 Year Personal and Professional Love Affairp. 247
The Moment of Death: Is Hospice Making a Difference?p. 253
Indexp. 271