There’s a quiet revolution happening in the way we die. More than 1.5 million Americans a year die in hospice care - nearly 44 percent of all deaths - and a vast industry has sprung up to meet the growing demand. Once viewed as a New Age indulgence, hospice is now a $14 billion business and one of the most successful segments in health care. Changing the Way We Die, by award-winning journalists Fran Smith and Sheila Himmel, is the first book to take a broad, penetrating look at the hospice landscape, through gripping stories of real patients, families, and doctors, as well as the corporate giants that increasingly own the market.
Changing the Way We Die is a vital resource for anyone who wants to be prepared to face life’s most challenging and universal event. You will learn:
helpful description of hospice care. i will use it with patients in the future. well written.
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As a Hospice RN Case Manager I have read many books on the subject. This one is not among those I recommend. I did not find it well written, engaging, or able to capture the essence of the work to which I have dedicated my efforts.
Very informative and helpful for a new hospice volunteer. Narration is a little odd. It took me awhile to realize that some sentences we're actually section titles, because there was little pause at the end of a paragraph. There are some mispronunciations...as with the word "Tagalog" (the language spoken in the Philippines). It was pronounced "tag-a-long". Please correct.
Some good insight and reminder for life. Get prepared and respected for the way we die which is inevitable. Respect for life if we respect the way ppl die.
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