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Published by American Hospital Pub. in Chicago, IL .
Written in English


  • Hospices (Terminal care) -- Addresses, essays, lectures,
  • Hospice care -- Addresses, essays, lectures,
  • Medical ethics -- Addresses, essays, lectures

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

Statementedited by Paul R. Torrens.
ContributionsTorrens, Paul R. 1934-
LC ClassificationsR726.8 .H672 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 264 p. ;
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2858951M
ISBN 100939450488
LC Control Number84021642

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The book is primarily written to inform and reassure those who are or soon will be in hospice, and those close to them. The book comprises 21 essays written by people from nine hospice disciplines: doctors, nurses, nurse assistants, social workers, chaplains, music therapists, bereavement counselors, volunteers, and integrative therapists. As new hospice programs opened across the country, the idealism of the early leaders gave way to more pragmatic issues such as program viability. As hospice was studied and integrated into the health care system, it came to be redefined by the politics of health policy and the health care industry.   Results. The two major public insurance programs—Medicare and Medicaid—finance the vast majority of end-of-life care. Both programs offer a hospice benefit, which has several shortcomings, including requiring physicians to make a prognosis of a six month life expectancy and insisting that patients give up curative treatment—two steps which are difficult for doctors and patients to make. Nursing services: A hospice patient is assigned a case manager nurse, who typically visits one to three days a e patients and their caregivers can also access an on-call nurse 24 hours per day. Physician participation: A hospice patient's regular physician often provides care, in cooperation with a hospice medical director.; Medical social services: Patients are assigned a social.

Policy and Procedures. For Hospice Services. Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services as well as other public healthcare programs. Document Control Number (DCN) – As identified on the HFS M-2 paper Remittance advice, a twelve- digit number assigned by the department to identify each Handbook for Hospice Agencies File Size: KB. The Relevance of Public Health in Improving Access to End of Life Care By Carol D'Onofrio, PhD and True Ryndes, ANP, MPH Addressing the ethical basis for improving access to hospice requires considering not only the needs of dying individuals, but also the needs and resources of family, community, and society. Medication Administration Program (MAP) Policy Manual (DOC MB) Open PDF file, KB, for. Notice of Rescission of MAP Hospice Policies and (PDF KB) Open DOC file, 47 KB, for. Notice of Rescission of MAP Hospice Policies and (DOC 47 KB) Open DOC file, KB, for. Section 2 MAP Recertification Competency. A Night on Buddy's Bench is a picture book and audio CD designed to help initiate end-of-life conversations that can comfort both the living and the dying. With its heart-felt words and beautiful watercolors, A Night on Buddy's Bench is perfect for sharing with family members or friends ho are in hospice or dealing with loss or for.

The movement came to the United States in , after Saunders lectured on the subject at Yale University in Connecticut. There were about 1, hospices in the United States in the mids. A useful book on the subject is ‘Hospice Programs and Public Policy’ edited by Paul Torrens (American Hospital Publishing, Inc., ). ×. CLINICAL POLICY Hospice Services Page 3 of 14 D. Pulmonary Disease – has fixed obstructive disease OR restrictive disease and meets ALL of the following: 1. PPS (Appendix A) or KPS (Appendix B) score File Size: KB. Since the formal recognition of palliative care as a medical subspecialty in , the field has grown to include 7, board-certified palliative care physicians, 22 and more t palliative care–certified nurses. 23 The Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN) released a palliative care certification program in , and. The following excerpt is taken from the chapter Hospice and Palliative Care by Barbara Gomes and Irene J. Higginson and is included in the multi-volume work International Encyclopedia of Public Health (Second Edition).. Buy it here or check out if your institution has access to it on ScienceDirect here!. Each year 58 million people die around the world, 60% due to chronic diseases.