200 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.5 in
November 1, 1997
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1560325135
ISBN - 13: 9781560325130
From the Publisher
In the context of the author's claims that in the past twenty-five years the hospice movement has undergone major changes and has grown enormously - what was once a small rebellion against the the way dying people were cared for has become a small health care industry - in spite of this a majority of people are not aware of the work hospices do. Even professionals view the hospice as a small effort that is too limited to have a large impact on how the majority of people die. Written as an introduction for professionals, this book gives the reader an overall grasp of how hospice care is practiced, the challenges hospices currently face, and the direction the movement is taking.
"This book is a unique look at the unrealized potential of America. It reviews common misperceptions of both Hospice and the Hospice. Medicare Benefit as well as recommendations to the reader about how to learn the truth about the effectiveness and appropriateness of hospice care."
-Don Schumacher, The Center for Palliative Care
"Stephen Connor's many years of hospice experience help him capture the key dimensions of the hospice field today. This is an important book for hospice and palliative care providers, full of essential facts and wise observations."
-Marcia Lattanzi-Licht, The Hospice Choice
"Hospice: Practice, Pitfalls and Promise is an authoritative, highly readable resource for anyone seeking to understand the history, theory and practice of hospice care. Connor builds a strong foundation and effectively conveys the implications that hospice holds for human caring."
-Ira Byock, MD, The Palliative Care Service, Missoula, MT
"A seminal book by a veteran hospice leader, Hospice: Practice, Pitfalls, and Promise is the definitive statement of what hospice is, what it can be, and how its promise can be realized. This is must reading for everyone who cares about hospice and palliative care."
-Dale Larson, Santa Clara University