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The Resource Changing the way we die : compassionate end-of-life care and the hospice movement, Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel ; foreword by Joan Halifax, Ph.D

Changing the way we die : compassionate end-of-life care and the hospice movement, Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel ; foreword by Joan Halifax, Ph.D

Label
Changing the way we die : compassionate end-of-life care and the hospice movement
Title
Changing the way we die
Title remainder
compassionate end-of-life care and the hospice movement
Statement of responsibility
Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel ; foreword by Joan Halifax, Ph.D
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Fran
Dewey number
616.02/9
Index
index present
LC call number
R726.8
LC item number
.S65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Himmel, Sheila
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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
  • United States
Label
Changing the way we die : compassionate end-of-life care and the hospice movement, Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel ; foreword by Joan Halifax, Ph.D
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Turning points
  • The Providers. The gift of grace
  • New course for doctors
  • Dying for dollars
  • Cultural revolutions
  • Not if, but when
  • Reflections
  • 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 hospice
  • The Survivors. Up from the abyss
Control code
ocn839388370
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 223 pages
Isbn
9781936740512
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
2013026584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)839388370
  • (Sirsi) a1710094
Label
Changing the way we die : compassionate end-of-life care and the hospice movement, Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel ; foreword by Joan Halifax, Ph.D
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Turning points
  • The Providers. The gift of grace
  • New course for doctors
  • Dying for dollars
  • Cultural revolutions
  • Not if, but when
  • Reflections
  • 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 hospice
  • The Survivors. Up from the abyss
Control code
ocn839388370
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 223 pages
Isbn
9781936740512
Isbn Type
(trade paper)
Lccn
2013026584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)839388370
  • (Sirsi) a1710094

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