Paperback, 103 pages
Published by Prentice Hall
Publication date: January 1995
This book is an easy-to-use, basic guide for home caregivers who are not medical professionals. There's no medical jargon, just plain English that anyone can understand. It explains basic issues in terminal care, including an introduction to hospice care, how hospice care can be delivered in the home, and practical caregiving tips that may be hard to find elsewhere. The tone recognizes that caregiving is an emotional stretch as well as a physical one.
Professional home hospice workers should take a look a this item for potential use in family education efforts. It's avoidance of technical language makes it a suitable for a general audience, and it's organized alphabetically to make it easy for a family member to flip to just the section they need.