This valuable guide shows how hospice can provide compassionate, palliative care to meet the medical, psychological, and spiritual needs of persons with AIDS and those who love them; it offers a detailed discussion of the history and philosophy of hospice care; the medical challenges and psychological issues involved in the treatment of AIDS patients during the painful, debilitating final stages of the disease; and the costs of medical and pain-relieving care. Hospice is shown to be more attuned to the special needs of AIDS patients as well as far more cost-effective in most cases than acute-care hospitals.
Patients, loved ones, and all advocates of the rights and dignity of persons with AIDS will find Among Friends an indispensable resource.
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Published March 1, 1992
by Prometheus Books.
Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences.