A compassionate introduction to the growing health-care option of hospice care for terminally ill patients offers moving real-life stories as well as practical information about the medical and emotional needs of patients and caregivers. Original. 20,000 first printing.
standard Medicare benefits provide less coverage than the service-rich hospice benefit, when used for care of a terminal illness. For example, under standard Medicare the patient is responsible for the full cost of outpatient drugs.
Author: Marcia Lattanzi-Licht
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Choices in Palliative Care brings together leading experts to spotlight core issues in the field and identify ways PC can fill gaps in current care systems. This far-sighted volume redefines palliative care as interdisciplinary and integrative, bridging acute and long-term care to respond to clients’ evolving needs. Those teaching health service delivery courses will find this material especially useful.
physician receives payment for care s/he provides either as an attending or as a consultant and (4) the physician becomes a member of the hospice IDT. Once admitted to hospice, the patient chooses an attending physician to become the ...
Author: Arthur Blank
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Thousands of readers have used the honest and inspiring I NEVER KNEW I HAD A CHOICE: EXPLORATIONS IN PERSONAL GROWTH, now in its Tenth Edition, to focus on their personal growth and effect personal change. Through their warm yet thoroughly research-based discussion of significant dimensions of life, Corey and Corey help students expand their awareness--and understanding--of the choices available to them. The text explores choosing a personal style of learning, the effects of childhood and adolescence experiences on current behavior, meeting the challenges of adulthood and autonomy, and many other issues related to personal growth and development. As they work through the text's self-inventories, exercises, and activities--and read first-person accounts of the difficult choices real people have made--students will gain insight into their lives, beliefs, and attitudes in a personally empowering way. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Much hospice home care replaces more expensive and impersonal treat— ment options including multiple hospitalizations. The hospice movement also gives permission to those who are losing a significant person to feel the full range of ...
Author: Gerald Corey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
The first book of its kind, this must-have resource examines the integration of palliative interventions from a disease-specific approach, providing practical guidance on caring for patients who follow a progressive, chronic disease trajectory prior to death. This uniquely practical book addresses all aspects of palliative care, going beyond theoretical information to advise practitioners on the most effective management of common symptoms and providing physical, psychological, and spiritual comfort to patients and families. The multidisciplinary focus of care is reflected by collaborative contributors and diverse authorship of an oncology/palliative care nurse practitioner, a physician, and a social worker. Expert authors in the field of palliative care - an oncology/palliative care nurse practitioner, an MD, and a social worker - represent the collaborative nature of caring for chronically ill patients. The most common illnesses that cause death in the United States are addressed in separate chapters on specific disease states: Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Nephrology, Oncology, and Neurology. Case studies at the conclusion of each chapter illustrate important patient scenarios in the context of clinical practice. Comprehensive drug information for symptom management and comfort measures is provided in an appendix, as well as palliative care assessment tools and helpful website resources. An entire chapter is devoted to cancer pain. Objectives at the beginning of each chapter introduce the reader to concepts that will be addressed in that chapter. Each chapter ends with multiple-choice objective questions to test the reader's comprehension, with answers and rationales provided in the back of book. Prognostic tables demonstrate precisely how and when to integrate palliative interventions into the course of an advanced illness, identifying prognostic indicators where appropriate. Other important topics are covered with chapters on sleep, ethics, cultural and spiritual issues, and the dying process.
about one third (33%, choice a) of patients referred to palliative care services come from the ICU setting. 7. b For a patient living in a long-term care facility to receive care under the Medicare Hospice Benefit, the nursing facility ...
Author: Kim K. Kuebler, MN, RN, ANP-CS
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
The sanctions may include CMPs of up to $ 10,000 for each day of non - compliance or in the case of a per instance penalty not more than $ 25,000 , a denial of all or part of future Medicare or Medicaid payments to which the hospice is ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce
Category: Health care reform
"Freedom of Information in a Post 9-11 World" is, to date, the first international scholarly examination of the impact of the terrorist attack on the United States in terms of how it may alter academic and corporate research, as well as the sharing of information generated by that research, by international colleagues in technological fields. The collection of essays brings together a widely varied panel of communications experts from different backgrounds and cultures to focus their expertise on the ramifications of this world-changing event. Drawing upon the related but separate disciplines of law, interpersonal communication, semiotics, rhetoric, management, information sciences, and education, the collection adds new insight to the potential future challenges high-tech professionals and academics will face in a global community that now seems much less communal than it did prior to September 11, 2001.In "Freedom to Choose: How to Make End-of-Life Decisions on Your Own Terms", young persons, baby boomers, and "senior citizens" alike will find the information they need to make intelligent, informed, and well-planned decisions about end-of-life care, and to clearly state their wishes based on personal, cultural, religious, and family values. In direct and simple language, Dr. Burnell describes how to prepare for a smooth transition to end-of-life care and what to do to prevent family conflicts, overcome death fears and anxiety, and achieve peace of mind for our loved ones and ourselves.The book gives practical advice on how to make decisions about end-of-life care and how to prepare a living will and durable power of attorney for health care. Dr. Burnell provides guidelines at the end of each chapter on what to consider before preparing these important documents: how to preserve one's rights as a patient; how to choose the right doctor; the best place to be when critically ill; the laws governing advance directives; and the best alternatives for end-of-life care, such as good pain control and assisted dying (where this is legal). "Freedom to Choose" provides a user-friendly approach to facing these difficult decisions. It includes extensive lists of resources and organizations, and a glossary necessary for understanding the issues at hand. As this book makes clear, preparing an advance directive and knowing all the available options at the end of life are the most important steps for achieving peace of mind.The primary audience is anyone, young or old, who needs to prepare a set of advance directives: healthy people, for themselves or their loved ones who are seriously ill or on life support, and people with a terminal illness. The secondary audience is health professionals who deal with people in end-of-life care or with decision-makers on end-of-life issues: primary care physicians; nurses; geriatricians; psychiatrists; hospice doctors, nurses, and volunteer staff; caregivers for the seriously ill; oncologists; interns and residents; counselors; family therapists; psychologists; social workers who work with the dying and bereaved; attorneys; thanatologists; estate planning advisors; senior citizen center staff; college teachers in death and dying courses; professionals taking courses in psychology, gerontology, thanatology, nursing, and social work.
The Hospice Choice: In Pursuit of a Peaceful Death. Fireside, 1998. The National Hospice Organization Guide to hospice care. It provides everything you need to know about hospices and their programs. McKhann, Charles. A Time to Die.
Author: Burnell M. Burnell
Updated throughout with relevant new examples, research, and photos, AGING, THE INDIVIDUAL, AND SOCIETY, Tenth Edition, brings a social problems approach to the interdisciplinary study of gerontology. This accessible text combines academic research with an empathetic view of the lives of older people to involve students emotionally and intellectually in the material. Activities offer many opportunities for experiential learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The attending physician and medical director of the hospice team must certify in writing that the patient is terminally ill. ○ The patient or representative has signed and filed a hospice election form with the hospice of choice.
Author: Susan M. Hillier
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This book address both the emotional and psychological issues associated with death and dying and the practical and medical realities typically dealt with at this time-unusual among titles in this subject area. The authors, a psychologist and medical doctor, are passionate advocates for quality end-of-life care. Author Feldman's background in positive psychology brings an emphasis on hope, inspiration, meaning, and human connection at the end of life to the book. As medical technology progresses and life expectancies edge upward, families are being faced with ever-more-complicated choices as loved ones approach their final hours. This book offers readers much-needed guidance and support for making these often difficult decisions.
As patients enrolled in hospice care near death, they typically choose to stay where they are, rather than transfer to a ... In addition, we recommend two excellent books: The Hospice Choice, by Marcia Lattanzi-Licht, John Mahoney, ...
Author: David Feldman
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
10 Statement of Philosophy Hospice is a choice which should be carefully considered by patients , families , and attending health care professionals . Hospice is an integrated program of medical and psycho - social care for terminally ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Category: Disabled veterans
Current projections indicate that by 2050 the number of people aged over 80 years old will rise to 395 million and that by this date 25-30% of people over the age of 85 will show some degree of cognitive decline. Palliative care for older people: A public health perspective provides a comprehensive account of the current state of palliative care for older people worldwide and illustrates the range of concomitant issues that, as the global population ages, will ever more acutely shape the decisions of policy-makers and care-givers. The book begins by outlining the range of policies towards palliative care for older people that are found worldwide. It follows this by examining an array of socio-cultural issues and palliative care initiatives, from the care implications of health trajectories of older people to the spiritual requirements of palliative care patients, and from the need to encourage compassion towards end-of-life care within communities to the development of care pathways for older people. Palliative care for older people: A public health perspective is a valuable resource for professionals and academics in a range of healthcare and public health fields to understand the current state of policy work from around the world. The book also highlights the social-cultural considerations that influence the difficult decisions that those involved in palliative care face, not least patients themselves, and offers examples of good practice and recommendations to inspire, support, and direct healthcare policy and decision-making at organisational, regional, national and international levels.
The Endoflife Care Strategy for England includes the word 'choice' 45 times (43), providing a good indication of the importance afforded to choice and autonomy within palliative care policy and delivery internationally (44, 45).
Author: Lieve Van den Block
Publisher: OUP Oxford