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Hospice and Palliative Care: Questions and Answers (Hardback)
  • Hospice and Palliative Care: Questions and Answers (Hardback)

Hospice and Palliative Care: Questions and Answers (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 09/07/1997
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What marks the beginning of a terminal illness? Will I have to change my doctor when I go into a hospice? What kind of information will a hospice need when I contact them? How can children become involved when a patient is in the hospice program? Is hospice care different for people with HIV/AIDS than for people with cancer or other terminal conditions? Answers to these questions and more are provided by this helpful resource. Written in question-and-answer format, the book explains what hospice/palliative care is, describes the services offered to both patient and family, admission requirements, Medicare coverage, reimbursement issues, resources available to both patient and family, and how to locate hospices in different parts of the United States. Special sections are devoted to AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, Advance Directives, the physician's role, and euthanasia. In addition to providing a resource to patients and their families, the basic knowledge will be helpful to nursing students, medical students and interns, and social workers working with terminally ill patients-in short, anyone seeking to help terminally ill patients and their families make informed decisions during a time of trauma and crisis.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810833081
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 467 g
Dimensions: 224 x 144 x 20 mm

MEDIA REVIEWS easy-to-read guide to hospice that addresses many of the most common concerns of terminally ill patients and their families. * American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care *
Addresses many commonly expressed concerns of terminally ill patients and their families. Explains what hospice and palliative care is and the services offered to patients and family. * Reference and Research Book News *
...a good quality book whose unique format is extremely user -friendly. * Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal *
...highly accessible...the question-and-answer format-creates the atmosphere of an actual meeting between the interdisciplinary team and the patient and/or his or her family. The answers supplied will be of interest to both the lay an professional participants in such a meeting...a useful resource for patients, families, and members of the interdisciplinary palliative care team, both within and beyond the borders of the United States. * Palliative Medicine *
This volume is clearly intended to provide both substantive information and an avenue by which terminally ill persons and their loved ones can access and embrace this form of end-of-life care, which for many is still shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding. The authors wisely chose to use a question and answer format throughouth the book's twelve chapters. Readers will find it helpful in seeking straight and comprehensive answers to the most commonly asked questions about Hospice. * Chaplaincy Today *
The hospice movement is growing, and if a library does not have a reference book on it, this is a good one to select. This work is poised between the academic and the popular to deem it appropriate for almost all kinds of libraries....In addition to being useful, it is interesting....the authors could not be more qualified....Highly recommended for public, academic, hospital, and personal libraries. * American Reference Books Annual *

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