The Hospice Handbook
A Complete Guideby Larry Beresford
Paperback, 165 pages
Published by Little Brown & Co.
Publication date: March 1, 1993
SynopsisAnyone thinking about using hospice services will benefit from this excellent introduction to hospice care. Written for a general audience, chapters introduce you to basic concepts of palliative care, when hospice is an appropriate choice, an inside look at how a hospice team operates, and practical suggestions on how to choose a hospice.
This book is a standard in the field, and is recommended by several major hospice organizations. It makes good reading for hospice staff and volunteers, too.
Table of Contents
- 1. What Is Hospice Care?
- What Is a Hospice?
- 2. For Whom Is Hospice Intended?
- Requirements for Enrollment in Hospice
- 3. The Services Provided by a Hospice
- The Hospice Team
- 4. Additional Hospice Services
- Inpatient Care
- Hospice Bereavement Services
- Betty V.
- 5. The Referral Process: Making the First Call
- The Physician's Role in Hospice Referrals
- 6. Hospice Providers, Coverage, and Access Issues
- Models of Hospice Programs
- Coverage for Hospice Care
- Questions Consumers Can Ask a Hospice
- Barriers to Hospice Access
- 7. Pain and Physical Realities
- Betty C.
- 8. Legal Issues
- Anna Walton
- 9. The Place for Hope in Hospice
- 10. Issues in the Future of Hospice
- High Tech and Hospice
- Hospice Care for People with AIDS
- Children and Hospice
- Afterword: What Does Choosing Hospice Really Mean?
- Notes on the Text and Suggestions for Further Reading
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