Demystifying Hospice: Inside the Stories of Patients and Caregivers

Demystifying Hospice: Inside the Stories of Patients and Caregivers

by Karen J. Clayton

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538114940
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/31/2018
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 1,300,466
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Karen J. Clayton is a social worker and sociologist. Her writing interests focus currently on demystifying hospice to encourage patients, caregivers and other family members, educators, and administrators to better understand the practical workings of hospice and to use it in a timelier manner. Clayton is an active member of the Oak Harbor Writers Group, and the American Association of University Woman, Island County, Washington. She taught sociology and cross-cultural communication at the University of Texas, Tarrant County Junior College, Southwestern Adventist University, and La Sierra University, where she was also the Education Curator for the Stahl Center Museum of Culture (Riverside, CA).

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION “Why have I written this Book?”
WHAT IS HOSPICE and HOW DOES IT WORK?
CHAPTER 1 FIRST VISITS BY THE SOCIAL WORKER
CHAPTER 2 HOSPICE CARE AT HOME
CHAPTER 3 CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER
CHAPTER 4 HOSPICE IN A PLACE YOU CALL HOME
CHAPTER 5 FINDING MEANING
CHAPTER 6 DRAMATIC CHALLENGES
CHAPTER 7 SOCIAL ISOLATION
CHAPTER 8 SAYING GOODBYE
CHAPTER 9 REMEMBERING
CHAPTER 10 MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT END-OF-LIFE CARE
CHAPTER 11 MAKING GOOD END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS
CHAPTER 12 REFLECTIONS

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