Dying at Home: A Family Guide for Caregiving

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991 - Terminal care - 257 pages
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A growing number of people choose to live their final weeks or months at home. For patients who cannot benefit from acute care in the hospital, home care offers an alternative to a nursing home or hospice. Advances in medical technology and pharmacology a

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When faced with a parent entering hospice I needed to find out all that I could about the end stages of life. This book was invaluable and offered great advice to anyone who has a loved one who wishes ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Deciding Whether to Become a Caregiver
11
Taking the Patient Home to Die
17
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Andrea Sankar, a medical anthropologist and gerontologist, heads the Medical Anthropology Program in the Department of Anthropology at Wayne State University, and is research scientist in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. She is co-author, with Jaber Gubrium, of The Home Care Experience.

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