Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 September 2014

332 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199943838

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Hospice Ethics

Policy and Practice in Palliative Care

Edited by Timothy W. Kirk and Bruce Jennings

  • Contains newly commissioned chapters that focus exclusively on hospice and ethics
  • Presents a philosophy of care that is consistent with what survey data show US patients and family members value most at the end of life
  • Offers recommendations and models for effective communication in care planning, decision-making, care transitions, and conflict management, as well as concerning specific interventions
  • Promotes clinician education and systemic improvements by describing the goals of good care for seriously ill patients and the skills, knowledge, and systems needed to support good care
  • Describes the social context of decision-making, helping professionals to understand how choices may be shaped by family, religion and culture, care settings, law, and financing

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