From rites to rights of passage : ideals, politics, and the evolution of the American hospice movement / Joy Buck -- Hospice care as a moral practice : exploring the philosophy and ethics of hospice care / Timothy W. Kirk -- The pharmacist as an integral member of the hospice interdisciplinary team / R. Timothy Tobin -- The continuingly evolving role of the hospice medical director / Joan Harrold -- The interdisciplinary team integrating moral reflection and deliberation / Terry Altilio and Nessa Coyle -- Ethical issues in the care of infants, children, and adolescents / Marcia Levetown and Stacy Orloff -- The patient-family dyad as interdependent unit of hospice care : toward an ethical justification / Patrick T. Smith -- Inpatient hospice care : organizational and ethical considerations / Tara Friedman -- Ethical issues associated with hospice in nursing homes and assisted living communities / Jean C. Munn and Sheryl Zimmerman -- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in hospice : ethically justified or an oxymoron? / Muriel R. Gillick -- Moral meanings of physician-assisted death for hospice ethics / Courtney S. Campbell -- Ethics committees for hospice : moving beyond the acute care model / Jennifer Ballentine and Pamela Dalinis -- Design for dying : new directions for hospice and end-of-life care / Bruce Jennings.
The good death at home -- The medical profession (sometimes) steps in -- Cultivating detachment, sidetracking care -- Institutionalizing the incurable -- "All our dread and apprehension" -- "Nothing more to do" -- A place to die -- The sacred and the spiritual.
"Motivated by their personal experiences with loss, two long-time friends -one a hospital worker and the other a State Teacher of the Year- present a powerful and inspiring film on the American struggle with communication and preparation at the end-of-life." (dvd box)
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