Among Friends by Robert W. Buckingham
Hospice Care for the Person With AIDS

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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. 191 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The book offers an overview of the AIDS hospice movement, from the history and philosophy of hospices to the unique difficulties of caring for AIDS patients: their fear of the AIDS illness, in its erratic progression, and its usual conclusion.

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