Hospice Movement: Easing Death's Painsby Cathy Siebold
What kind of care should the dying receive? Siebold offers a frank assessment of the hospice movements accomplishments & failings as it has attempted to establish a humane, holistic program of care devoted to the comfort & wishes of the dying & their families. Chapters: introduction to the hospice movement; the evolution of hospice care; social conditions that fostered the hospice movement; death with dignity & the emergence of the hospice movement; creating the first modern hospice programs; the peak of the movement; fragmentation; the movements accomplishments; & care of the dying: a persistent social issue.
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