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Changing the Way We Die

Compassionate End-of-life Care and the Hospice Movement
Smith, Fran (Book - 2013 )
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"There's a quiet revolution happening in the way we die. More than 1.5 million Americans a year die in hospice care-nearly 44 percent of all deaths-and a vast industry has sprung up to meet the growing demand. Once viewed as a New Age indulgence, hospice is now a $14 billion business and one of the most successful segments in health care. Changing the Way We Die, by award-winning journalists Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel, is the first book to take a broad, penetrating look at the hospice landscape, through gripping stories of real patients, families, and doctors, as well as the corporate giants that increasingly own the market. Changing the Way We Die is a vital resource for anyone who wants to be prepared to face life's most challenging and universal event. You will learn: - Hospice use is soaring, yet most people come too late to get the full benefits. - With the age tsunami, it becomes even more critical for families and patients to choose end-of-life care wisely. - Hospice at its best is much more than a way to relieve the suffering of dying. It is a way to live"--
Authors: Smith, Fran (Journalist)
Statement of Responsibility: Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel ; foreword by Joan Halifax, Ph.D
Title: Changing the way we die
compassionate end-of-life care and the hospice movement
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xxii, 223 pages ; 21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: The choice. What do you want to do with the rest of your life? ; Birth of a movement ; Cure versus care
The patients. Evelyn Landes: house calls ; Alice and Ying Wun: a fragile family peace ; Peter Serrell: final fast ; Fred Holliday: inside the Catch-22 of hopsice
The survivors. Up from the abyss ; Turning points
The providers. The gift of grace ; New course for doctors ; Dying for dollars ; Cultural revolutions ; Not if, but when
Reflections
Summary: "There's a quiet revolution happening in the way we die. More than 1.5 million Americans a year die in hospice care-nearly 44 percent of all deaths-and a vast industry has sprung up to meet the growing demand. Once viewed as a New Age indulgence, hospice is now a $14 billion business and one of the most successful segments in health care. Changing the Way We Die, by award-winning journalists Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel, is the first book to take a broad, penetrating look at the hospice landscape, through gripping stories of real patients, families, and doctors, as well as the corporate giants that increasingly own the market. Changing the Way We Die is a vital resource for anyone who wants to be prepared to face life's most challenging and universal event. You will learn: - Hospice use is soaring, yet most people come too late to get the full benefits. - With the age tsunami, it becomes even more critical for families and patients to choose end-of-life care wisely. - Hospice at its best is much more than a way to relieve the suffering of dying. It is a way to live"--
Subject Headings: Hospice care United States Terminal care United States Death Compassion HEALTH & FITNESS / Health Care Issues. bisacsh FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement. bisacsh SOCIAL SCIENCE / Death & Dying. bisacsh MEDICAL / Terminal Care. bisacsh Compassion. fast (OCoLC)fst00871385 Death. fast (OCoLC)fst00888613 Hospice care. fast (OCoLC)fst00960872 Terminal care. fast (OCoLC)fst01147835 United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
Topical Term: Hospice care
Terminal care
Death
Compassion
HEALTH & FITNESS Health Care Issues
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS Death, Grief, Bereavement
SOCIAL SCIENCE Death & Dying
MEDICAL Terminal Care
Compassion
Death
Hospice care
Terminal care
Additional Contributors: Himmel, Sheila
LCCN: 2013026584
ISBN: 9781936740512
1936740516
9781936740604
1936740605
Branch Call Number: 616.029 S
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