ERIC Number: ED218529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Hospice Concept of Care: A Family Centered Approach.
This description of the Cedar Valley Hospice program emphasizes palliative and supportive care for terminally ill patients and their families. The history of the hospice movement is outlined along with a description of the Cedar Valley program and the results of a 1980 program evaluation. The appendices contain a statement of the hospice goals and an explanation of standards for a hospice program of care, including: (1) an interpretation of the kinds of care and support available to the patient and the family; (2) the qualifications of the interdisciplinary team; (3) the development of a volunteer staff; and (4) the availability of services regardless of the individual's ability to pay. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hospices; Terminal Illness
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Milwaukee, WI, October 13-17, 1981).