Hospice Concepts

A comprehensive yet succinct overview of hospice care. The book covers everything from hospice philosophy to Medicare regulations, from criteria for determining prognosis to dealing with grief and bereavement.

Author: Shirley Ann Smith

Publisher: Research PressPub

ISBN: UOM:39015055895711

Category: Medical

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A comprehensive yet succinct overview of hospice care. The book covers everything from hospice philosophy to Medicare regulations, from criteria for determining prognosis to dealing with grief and bereavement. Recommendations focus on identifying and limiting futile treatments; on pursuing opportunities to better understand the pathophysiology of physical and emotional symptoms in patients with life-threatening illness; and on providing reliable, effective, and humane care at this point in the normal cycle of life. Ideal for orientation of new hospice or palliative care staff. The book is useful for self-study and group training or as a text for related college courses. Chapter tests and answer keys are included in two appendixes.
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Fading away

This book comes out of an in-depth, qualitative study of the experiences of twenty-three families in which one parent was dying of cancer.

Author: Betty Davies PhD.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351854191

Category: Psychology

Page: 152

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This book comes out of an in-depth, qualitative study of the experiences of twenty-three families in which one parent was dying of cancer. The study attempted to better understand the impact of terminal illness on the entire family system and sought to develop a theoretical framework that would guide the assessment of and services to such families. As a result of interviews with patients, spouses and their adult children over three phases of the study, the process of ""fading away"" was identified and conceptualized in terms of various phases which contributed to this process. The book is not a research report but rather presents more generally the ideas that developed from the study, with two purposes: to increase the reader's understanding of particular experiences that families encounter when dealing with terminal illness, specifically cancer. The intended readership also includes families themselves: to propose guidelines for care to be considered by practitioners working with such families.
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Terminal Illness

Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition offers new approaches to palliative care as well as detailed coverage of related psychosocial and physical nursing care issues.

Author: Charles Kemp

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: UOM:39015046497650

Category: Medical

Page: 353

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This resource provides the practical guidance nurses need to give effective and compassionate care to terminally ill clients. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition offers new approaches to palliative care as well as detailed coverage of related psychosocial and physical nursing care issues.
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Providing Informal Care in Terminal Illness

Care at home also requires that informal care be provided by family members and friends. This study investigated informal carers' preferences for support services to aid the development of end-of-life health care services.

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ISBN: OCLC:1051355475

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Background : The trend for terminally ill patients to receive much of their end-of-life care at home necessitates the design of services to facilitate this. Care at home also requires that informal care be provided by family members and friends. This study investigated informal carers' preferences for support services to aid the development of end-of-life health care services. Methods : This cross-sectional study used 2 discrete choice experiments to ascertain the preferences of carers supporting patients with different levels of care need, determined by the assistance needed with personal care and labeled High Care (HC) and Low Care (LC). The sample included 168 informal carers of people receiving palliative care at home from 2 palliative care services in Sydney, Australia. Data were collected in face-to-face interviews; carers chose between 2 hypothetical plans of support services and their current services. Data were analyzed with generalized multinomial logit models that were used to calculate the impact of each attribute on the probability of a carer choosing a service plan. Results : Preferred support included nursing services; the probability of choosing a plan increased significantly if it included nurse home visits and phone advice ( P
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The People Power Disability Serious Illness Senior Citizen Superbook Book 8 Death Dying Funeral Guide Hospice Grief Suicide Money Advance Directives Living Will Terminal Illness

Terminal Illness Websites/ Terminal Care Websites Most people with a serious
illness say they want to die at home with family, friends and pets, however, caring
for someone at home during the final months can be hard. Other choices are the
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Author: Tony Kelbrat

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312064249

Category: Science

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The trauma of death in western society is that we see it as failure, as a tragedy when the truth is that in most cases it’s natural, a product of aging and illness. The best way to deal with death is to look it in the eye and face it now so when your time comes, you’ll be ready and accept it freely and calmly. The paradox of death is that everywhere we make it seem like a solemn, otherwordly event where the soul will go to heaven as with our funeral processions and massive streams of graveyards everywhere but on another level, invisibility and indifference are creeping in. People are now getting cremated, there are less grand, dramatic funerals these days and overall, we simply act as though death doesn’t exist and go right on living, in denial until our time comes then we lose consciousness and the world continues on.
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Communicating with Dying People and Their Relatives

Exploring the emotional problems patients, relatives, close friends and professionals experience and the support they need when someone is dying, this book focuses on the skills required to support the patient and to provide pre- and post ...

Author: Jean Lugton

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1857755847

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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"This book is primarily directed to nurses, but Jean Lugton's expertise in educating and training health visitors from many backgrounds means that all people who are involved in the care of the dying will find this book an inspiring experience and an invaluable resource"--BOOK JACKET.
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The Hospice

Author: Indiana. Health Planning and Agency Support Bureau. Plan Development Section

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000076261076

Category: Terminal care facilities

Page: 82

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Care of the Terminally Ill

Hospices represent an innovative approach to caring for terminal patients ,
usually those who have some form of cancer . Whether the patient receives care
at home from the hospice care team or in an inpatient facility , the concept of
caring ...

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ISBN: UCR:31210024868018

Category: Government publications

Page: 23

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Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill HL

Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: Select Committee on the Assisted
Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill. 186. During our visit to The Netherlands we visited
Sint Jacob's Hospice in Amsterdam . This is a nursing home and a home for the ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: Select Committee on the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0104006501

Category: Law

Page: 148

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The Bill was published as HLB 4 session 2004-05 (ISBN 0108418839).
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Hospice

Focuses on implementation of the hospice concept in New Haven, Connecticut, and in other places in the United States and Britain to illuminate the advantages of a new humane approach to care of the terminally ill

Author: Parker Rossman

Publisher: Fawcett Books

ISBN: 0449900134

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Focuses on implementation of the hospice concept in New Haven, Connecticut, and in other places in the United States and Britain to illuminate the advantages of a new humane approach to care of the terminally ill
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Federal Register

The certification of terminal illness must include a brief narrative explanation of
the clinical findings that supports a life ... While the goal of hospice care is to
allow for the individual to remain in his or her home environment, circumstances
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ISBN: UCR:31210024841452

Category: Delegated legislation

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Maternal Child Health Nursing

Home Care Most children with a long-term illness receive care at home today (
Remke & Chrastek, 2007). Planning for ... Most children die after a terminal
illness, however, so steps can be taken to help prepare parents for the coming
death.

Author: Adele Pillitteri

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582559995

Category: Medical

Page: 1778

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Growing research shows that many children from immigrant and refugee families are not doing well in school, due in part to linguistic and cultural disadvantages. Teaching dual-language learners requires cultural sensitivity, an understanding of language acquisition, and intentional teaching strategies. Combining research and techniques, this resource helps early childhood educators support dual-language learners as they develop the skills necessary for school readiness and success.
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On the Fossil Faunas of the Upper Devonian

The purpose of this critical review of literature was to identify barriers as well as evidenced-based interventions to promote earlier enrollment into hospice and PC among patients with a terminal illness."--Leaf 4.

Author: Bailey Willis

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:04018124

Category: Geology

Page: 354

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Utilization of Home Health Services by Terminal Cancer Patients

Hypothesis III : Clients who die at home have fewer illness need characteristics
than those clients dying in the hospital . The data do not support the hypothesis
that clients who die at home have fewer illness / need characteristics than those ...

Author: Claire A. Michelini

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074103204

Category: Cancer

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In Your Own Time

Written by a GP with extensive experience in this area, the book is unique in presenting both a compassionate and practical guide for anyone affected by serious illness, one that will empower them with the information they need to maintain ...

Author: Elizabeth Lee

Publisher: Oxford Medical Publications

ISBN: 0198509758

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 251

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Anyone suffering from a terminal illness faces huge challenges, not only emotionally and physically, but also in the range of practical decisions they need to make. 'In your own time' guides the patient through the choices that exist in the current system of medical care, helping them decide on the kind of care they want, and where they receive it- in the hospice or the home. It includes chapters on coming to terms with their situation, the help available to them at home, how to choose between a hospice and home, and advice on coping with the inevitable feelings and emotions of both patient and carer. Written by a GP with extensive experience in this area, the book is unique in presenting both a compassionate and practical guide for anyone affected by serious illness, one that will empower them with the information they need to maintain the highest possible quality of life in their final days.
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Saying Goodbye

Published in collaboration with Harvard Health Publications, Saying Goodbye guides you through this complex journey, offering hope and healing for those who may be "living with death" for an extended period of time.

Author: Barbara Okun

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475324

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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When someone you love receives a terminal diagnosis, the whole family is suddenly faced with a prolonged crisis. While medical advances have given us the gift of extending life, meaning that a loved one could survive months or even years before dying, it has also changed the way we grieve. Published in collaboration with Harvard Health Publications, Saying Goodbye guides you through this complex journey, offering hope and healing for those who may be "living with death" for an extended period of time.
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Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

Emphasising the multi-disciplinary nature of palliative care, the fourth edition of this text also looks at the individual professional roles that contribute to the best-quality palliative care.

Author: Geoffrey Hanks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199693146

Category: Medical

Page: 1666

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Emphasising the multi-disciplinary nature of palliative care, the fourth edition of this text also looks at the individual professional roles that contribute to the best-quality palliative care.
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A Constructive Approach to Terminal Illness

Hopefully , the medical social worker knows the patient and family and has been
discussing the home situation with the ... with their inner psychological pressures
as well as the concrete pressures that stem from living with terminal illness .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012533330

Category: Cancer

Page: 67

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The Experiences of Families Regarding Caring for Family Members who are Terminally Ill

The goal of the research study was to explore the experiences of families regarding caring for family members who are terminally ill at home in the community of Ehlanzeni District in the Mpumalanga Province.

Author: Pretty Pertunia Mnisi

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1101185207

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Caring for terminally ill patients can be regarded as an important public health concern in South Africa. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and cancer are the most pressing concerns, with 22.5 million infected people in 2009, which means that two thirds (68%) of the global population is living with HIV/AIDS (Pool, 2011:10). It is generally known that South Africa is a leading country in Sub-Saharan Africa in the provision of palliative care. Previous research studies also revealed that many terminally ill patients are voicing the desire to die at home instead of in a hospital or in other health care institutions, which place an unbearable pressure on families. Family caregiving is generally provided by close family members of the terminally ill patient. Providing care to a family member with a terminal illness at home presents with several challenges, such as the fact that taking care of the terminally ill patient is time consuming, which may lead to feelings of social isolation. The goal of the research study was to explore the experiences of families regarding caring for family members who are terminally ill at home in the community of Ehlanzeni District in the Mpumalanga Province. The guiding research question was: What are the experiences of families regarding caring for family members who are terminally ill living in Ehlanzeni District in the Mpumalanga Province? A qualitative research approach was followed, with a collective case study as research design. The population for this study was family members who lived with a terminally ill patient. Non-probability, purposive sampling was applied to generate a sample. The sample size of the study was 11 participants between the ages of 18 and 62 years. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect the data, supported by an interview schedule to explore the experiences of family members regarding caring for terminally ill family members. All interviews were voice recorded with the consent of the participants. The data that was gathered by the researcher were analysed and themes and sub-themes were identified. The empirical findings of the study indicated that the physical demands of family caregiving for a family member with a terminal illness at home are often too much for families to handle on their own without the support of other professional systems. It also revealed that these caregivers, who are mostly females, often present with poor health themselves because of the pressure they experience during the caring process. Some of the family caregivers feel isolated, as they do not have enough time for themselves or for the other family members due to the fact that family caregiving demands almost all of their time. Some of these caregivers face financial constraints, their childrena̲2́ƠYÌ8s school performance decreases, and they are living in poverty-stricken conditions. Some of the participants indicated that family caregiving does have a positive side too, namely that they can take care of a family member, which is a symbol of love and respect. Conclusions and recommendations were formulated which focus primarily on the role of health professionals, including social workers, in providing a quality service to the terminally ill patients and their families. Themes for further research in this professional field were indicated.
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