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The Resource Prelude to hospice : Florence Wald, dying people and their families, Emily K. Abel

Prelude to hospice : Florence Wald, dying people and their families, Emily K. Abel

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Prelude to hospice : Florence Wald, dying people and their families
Title
Prelude to hospice
Title remainder
Florence Wald, dying people and their families
Statement of responsibility
Emily K. Abel
Title variation
Florence Wald, dying people and their families
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Award-winning medical historian Emily K. Abel provides insight into several important issues surrounding the growth of hospice care. Using a unique set of records, Prelude to Hospice expands our understanding of the history of U.S. hospices. Compiled largely by Florence Wald, the founder of the first U.S. hospice, the records provide a detailed account of her experiences studying and caring for dying people and their families in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Although Wald never published a report of her findings, she often presented her material informally. Like many others seeking to found new institutions, she believed she could garner support only by demonstrating that her facility would be superior in every respect to what currently existed. As a result, she generated inflated expectations about what a hospice could accomplish. Wald's records enable us to glimpse the complexities of the work of tending to dying people"--
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Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abel, Emily K.,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA999.H66
LC item number
A24 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical issues in health and medicine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wald, Florence
  • Wald, Florence
  • MEDICAL / Terminal Care
  • Hospice care
  • Hospices (Terminal care)
  • Hospice care
  • Hospices (Terminal care)
Label
Prelude to hospice : Florence Wald, dying people and their families, Emily K. Abel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Setting the stage -- Doctor and nurse -- Caring across cultures -- Hope, blame, and acceptance -- Making sense of the findings -- Conclusion
Control code
1007552535
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
v, 143 pages
Isbn
9780813593920
Lccn
2017053034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007552535
Label
Prelude to hospice : Florence Wald, dying people and their families, Emily K. Abel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Setting the stage -- Doctor and nurse -- Caring across cultures -- Hope, blame, and acceptance -- Making sense of the findings -- Conclusion
Control code
1007552535
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
v, 143 pages
Isbn
9780813593920
Lccn
2017053034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007552535

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