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Hospice and Palliative Care: Concepts and Practice, Second Edition

by Walter B. Forman (), Denice C. Sheehan, Robert P. Anderson

Published by Jones & Bartlett Pub.
Publication date: 2nd edition (March 24, 2003)
ISBN: 0763715662 (soft cover)


This book for health care professionals offers both theoretical perspectives and practical information. In the first part the authors present a historical overview of hospice and explain how the interdisciplinary team functions in the hospice setting. In the second part the authors discuss challenges to the team including symptom management, death education, ethical issues, and support groups. The future of hospice is addressed in the final part. Useful specialized topics include program management, eligibility and reimbursement, and cultural concerns. The contributors are leaders in community medical care, geriatric care, nursing care, pain management, research, counseling, and hospice management.

An excellent choice for medical students, nursing students, or any professional working with seriously ill clients where hospice care may be an appropriate care option.

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