Hospice and Palliative Care: The Essential Guide
In the past 35 years, the hospice movement has undergone major changes and has grown enormously. Palliative care is of growing importance to society as our culture struggles with how to provide compassionate end-of-life care to a growing segment of the population. This book provides professionals with a comprehensive overview of the hospice practice, as well as the challenges faced by and the future direction of the hospice movement. Chapters address the fundamentals of hospice and palliative care, including key topics such as the goals and importance of community involvement, outcome measurement, and the manner in which hospices address death, grief, and bereavement. Also provided is a detailed analysis of the business side of hospice and offers strategies for proper management for those working in hospice programs that are growing and bringing in new staff and volunteers.
This book is being published in partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).
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1 What Are Hospice and Palliative Care?
2 The Interdisciplinary Team
3 Symptom Management and Physical Care
4 Psychosocial and Spiritual Care
5 Grief and Bereavement
6 Community and Public Engagement
7 Managing Hospice and Palliative Care
8 Hospice and Palliative Care in the US Health Care System
11 How Palliative Care Is Unique in the Health Care System
12 How Good Are Hospice and Palliative Care?
13 Hospice and Palliative Care Around the World
14 The Future of Hospice and Palliative Care
Discussion Questions and Activities by Chapter
9 Society and Denial
10 A Right to Die?