Hospice Care

hospice

hospice, program of humane and supportive care for the terminally ill and their families; the term also applies to a professional facility that provides care to dying patients who can no longer be cared for at home. Hospice is an alternative to hospitalization in which the focus is on maintaining the quality of life as much as is possible. It typically emphasizes home care for as long as possible; relief from pain; an attractive, noninstitutional environment if the patient can no longer be cared for at home; and personal and family counseling. The hospice movement was pioneered by Dr. Cicely Saunders, founder of St. Christopher's Hospice (opened 1967), London, and furthered by Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's work with the dying.

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

The Hospice Alternative: A New Context for Death and Dying
Anne Munley.
Basic Books, 1983
Experiences of Death: An Anthropological Account
Jennifer Lorna Hockey.
Edinburgh University Press, 1990
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Seven "The Hospice Alternative" and Chap. Eight "Living with Death"
Final Choices: To Live or to Die in An Age of Medical Technology
George M. Burnell.
Insight Books, 1993
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 9 "The Hospice Movement and Alternative Solutions to Incurable Illness"
Death Rites: Law and Ethics at the End of Life
Robert Lee; Derek Morgan.
Routledge, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 7 "From Vision to System: The Maturing of the Hospice Movement"
Serving the Underserved: Caring for People Who Are Both Old and Mentally Retarded: A Handbook for Caregivers
Mary C. Howell; Deirdre G. Gavin; Gerard A. Cabrera; Henry A. Beyer.
Exceptional Parent Press, 1989
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 60 "Hospice"
Social Workers' Participation in the Resolution of Ethical Dilemmas in Hospice Care
Csikai, Ellen L.
Health and Social Work, Vol. 29, No. 1, February 2004
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Successful Interprofessional Collaboration on the Hospice Team
Reese, Dona J.; Sontag, Mary-Aim.
Health and Social Work, Vol. 26, No. 3, August 2001
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Fragile Lives: Death, Dying and Care
Beverley McNamara.
Allen & Unwin, 2001
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Ten "Palliation: Masking Pain or Masking Death?"
Coping with Public Tragedy
Marcia Lattanzi-Licht; Kenneth J.Doka.
Routledge, 2003
Librarian’s tip: Part IV "The Role of Hospice in Public Tragedy"
What the People Would Want If They Knew More about It: A Case for the Social Marketing of Hospice Care
Stanley, John M.
The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 33, No. 2, March-April 2003
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Oncolgy Social Workers' Attitudes toward Hospice Care and Referral Behavior
Becker, Janet E.
Health and Social Work, Vol. 29, No. 1, February 2004
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The Social Dimensions of AIDS: Method and Theory
Douglas A. Feldman; Thomas M. Johnson.
Praeger, 1986
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Fourteen "Hospice Staff Response to Fear of AIDS"
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