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South Africa

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

The Republic of South Africa (population 44.76 million) is located at the southern tip of the African continent and covers an area of around 1, 220, 000 km2. In South Africa, around sixty ... More


Incorporating Children in an Adult Hospice Program

Stacy F. Orloff

in Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195340709
eISBN:
9780199999927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.003.0021
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter stresses the need to incorporate children in adult hospice care programs. It explains that more than 1 million children suffer from serious and chronic medical conditions in the U.S. and ... More


Hospices

Deborah P. Waldrop

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0038
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter discusses social work practice in hospice settings with older people and their families. It begins by providing both historical and current perspectives on hospice care, including a ... More


Introduction

Ann Armstrong-Dailey and Sarah Zarbock (eds)

in Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195340709
eISBN:
9780199999927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about pediatric hospice care. The book provides specific information about providing for terminally ill children, including ... More


Dying in long-term care facilities in the United States

Miriam S. Moss, Sidney Z. Moss, and Stephen R. Connor

in End of Life in Care Homes: A Palliative Care Approach

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510710
eISBN:
9780191730276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510710.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter examines the quality of care in long-term care facilities in the U.S. It describes the nursing home as a primary focus of long-term care and reviews relevant literature concerning ... More


Hospice and Palliative Care: Clinical, Ethical, and Policy Challenges

Timothy E. Quill

in Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Facing an Uncertain Future Together

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195139402
eISBN:
9780199999859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139402.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter examines the clinical, ethical, and policy challenges of hospice and palliative care in the U.S. It presents the case of two patients who both needed and received palliative care. Both ... More


Hospice Care for Children

Ann Armstrong-Dailey and Sarah Zarbock (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195340709
eISBN:
9780199999927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Children with life-threatening and terminal illnesses—and their families—require a unique kind of care to meet a wide variety of needs. This book, now in its third edition, provides an authoritative ... More


Tanzania

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Tanzania (population 36.59 million) is a country in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, that covers an area of 945, 087 km2. The palliative care is provided by four organizations: Selian ... More


Children's Hospice and Palliative Care Worldwide

Joan Marston, Rosa Maria Germ, Danilo J. Granera Lopez, Patricia Lowe, and Rosalie Shaw

in Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195340709
eISBN:
9780199999927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter presents a sampling of the growing number of pediatric hospice and palliative care programs around the world that are working to meet the needs of children with life-threatening ... More


Care of the Dying Child and the Bereaved

David J. Bearison and Raymond K. Mulhern

in Pediatric Psychooncology: Psychological Perspectives on Children with Cancer

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195079319
eISBN:
9780199999804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079319.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The care of children who are dying of cancer and their bereaved families is a growing concern both in this country and others. This chapter discusses the pediatric hospice movement from a historical ... More


Staff Support in Pediatric Hospice Care

Lizabeth H. Sumner

in Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195340709
eISBN:
9780199999927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the importance of staff support in pediatric hospice care. It suggests that individuals who work in pediatric hospices and palliative care require a commitment from themselves ... More


Dying as a teenager or young person

Anne Grinyer

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0037
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses the provision of age-appropriate end of life care to adolescents and young adults. The particular needs of the age group have been recognized in policy documents and measures ... More


Introduction

Derek Doyle

in Volunteers in hospice and palliative care: A resource for voluntary service managers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199545827
eISBN:
9780191730429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545827.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This introductory chapter discusses ‘modern’ hospice care, which started in 1967. It describes the evolution of hospices, from those run by religious orders during the Middle Ages, to the 8,000 ... More


Cicely Saunders – Founder of the Hospice Movement: Selected letters 1959–1999

David Clark

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198569695
eISBN:
9780191730559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569695.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

Cicely Saunders is universally acclaimed as a pioneer of modern hospice care. Trained initially in nursing and social work, she qualified in medicine in 1958 and subsequently dedicated the whole of ... More


Realizing a vision (1959–1967)

David Clark

in Cicely Saunders – Founder of the Hospice Movement: Selected letters 1959–1999

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198569695
eISBN:
9780191730559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569695.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter focuses on Cicely Saunders's conception of a new method that would change the clinical field, particularly care for the dying worldwide. In the summer of 1957, before she acquired her ... More


Sierra Leone

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

The Republic of Sierra Leone (population 5.88 million) is a country in Western Africa bordering the North Atlantic Ocean. It covers an area of 71, 740 km 2 and its boundaries border the countries of ... More


The Philosophy at Work

Jacqueline Worswick

in A House Called Helen: The Development of Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632357
eISBN:
9780191730122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632357.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Helen's life provided the spark from which the idea of Helen House was kindled. Helen House opened and was soon to be cited as a shining example of how gravely ill children and their families could ... More


Introduction

Julia M. Addington-Hall and Irene J. Higginson

in Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629609
eISBN:
9780191730054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This introductory chapter begins an overview of developments in medicine in the twentieth century and a brief look at the evidence that people with chronic conditions have not always been served well ... More


The Primary Care Physician's Role in Hospice Care

Ron S. Levin

in Hospice Care for Children

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195340709
eISBN:
9780199999927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.003.0015
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the role of primary care physicians (PCP) in pediatric hospice care. It suggests that PCP must be able to help in family coping and that they must be cognizant of the data that ... More


“From Rites to Rights of Passage”: Ideals, Politics, and the Evolution of the American Hospice Movement

Joy Buck

in Hospice Ethics: Policy and Practice in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199944941
eISBN:
9780199333165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944941.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Translating the hospice ideal into a reimbursable model of care in the United States, without changing its nature, proved to be a challenge and serious issues remain. This chapter examines the ... More


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