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Voluntary organizations such as hospices are increasingly being called upon to substitute for state health and social welfare delivery at a time when volunteer contributions are threatened because of organizational and demographic changes. These changes include: the adoption by the nonprofit...
This article reports preliminary findings from an ongoing study of occupational stress, coping, and change among employees at a hospice in New York state. The study sought to identify those aspects of hospice work that direct-service and middle-management staff considered unique and rewarding,...
Hypnosis is presented as a valuable and frequently neglected resource for many patients with chronic and terminal illness. Particular attention is given herein to the use of hypnosis in attaining relaxation, overcoming insomnia, helping the patient achieve pain relief, and, most particularly,...
This is the last article in a six-part series on metastatic spread and natural history of the 18 most lethal tumors. The articles summarize symptom/problem anticipation, cancer metastasis, and the 18 tumors that each cause more than 6000 deaths/year in the United States. Bladder and brain cancer...
This study of hospice medical directors was conducted in a Midwestern state with the help of the state hospice organization in the summer of 1998. The hospice programs in this state were young and relatively small. While having practiced medicine for many years, the majority of hospice medical...
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