Hospice Care: Health Services, Quality and Clinical Management

Jurgen Hanl (Editor)
Sebastian Koeck (Editor)

Series: Health Care Issues, Costs and Access
BISAC: HEA028000



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In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the health services, quality and clinical management issues relating to hospice care. Topics discussed in this compilation include the sociological explanations for quality of end-of-life care in Finland; providing hospice care to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) populations; renal considerations in palliative medicine; using evidence-based measures to document the decline in hospice patients; implementation of hospice and palliative medicine training in the United States to meet patients’ end-of-life needs; bridging the gap in end-of-life care decision making; and the ethical issues in hospice care. (Imprint: Novinka )


Providing Hospice Care to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Populations
(Finn C. G. Reygan, Paul D’Alton, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa Research Office, Govan Mbeki Centre, Westville Campus, Durban, South Africa, and others)

Sociological Explanations for the Quality of End-of-Life Care in Finland
(James M. Hoefler, Department of Political Science, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, USA)

Renal Considerations in Palliative Medicine
(Thomas Bui, Kaiser Permanente Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Training Program, Sacramento, California, USA)

Using Evidence-Based Measures to Document Decline in Hospice Patients: Regulation Meets Clinical Practice
(William D. Cabin, Susan Havens Lang, Social Work & Gerontology at Richard Stockton College, New Jersey, USA, and others)

Implementation of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Training in the United States to Meet Patients’ End-of-Life Needs
(Thomas Bui, Kaiser Permanente Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Training Program, Sacramento, California, USA)

Bridging the Gap in End-of-life Care Decision Making
(Alaina J. Brown, Teresa P. Díaz-Montes, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA and others)

Ethical Issues in Hospice
(Padmashri Rastogi, VA North Texas Health Care System, Dallas VA Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA)


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