The Hospice Handbook (Paperback)

A Complete Guide

By Larry Beresford

Little, Brown and Company, 9780316091381, 192pp.

Publication Date: March 4, 1993

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In recent years hospice care has gone from a little-known medical alternative to a major movement in health care. By emphasizing palliative care and pain management rather than curative treatment, hospices allow the terminally ill to spend the last days, week, or months of their lives in their own homes, cared for by their families under the supervision of a team of specially trained hospice workers that includes doctors, nurses, social workers, and volunteers. The Hospice Handbook assures us that the terminally ill do have options, and the quality of their lives can still be within their control.