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The Hospice Team

Who We Are and How We Care

Chaim Wender (editor) Patricia Morrison (editor)

ISBN: 9781938870835

Publication Date: May 2019

Format: Paperback

Offers an interdisciplinary team perspective on caring, presented by 21 veterans of hospice service representing the array of disciplines. Contributors share professional and personal experiences that encompass the medical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, interpersonal, social, cultural, and economic dimensions of dying and bereavement.
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This singular work offers a truly interdisciplinary team perspective on caring, presented by 21 veterans of hospice service representing the array of disciplines in effective teams–physicians, nurses, certified nurse assistants, social workers, chaplains, music therapists, bereavement counselors, a volunteer coordinator, and a volunteer of more than 26 years. Contributors share professional and personal experiences that encompass the medical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, interpersonal, social, cultural, and economic dimensions of dying and bereavement. These are brought together through a person-centered approach that champions knowing each person being cared for to create the necessary opportunity for communication and trust that are the hallmarks of high-quality hospice care.

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"Many people prefer not to know about hospices, associating them with decline and death. How foolish! Partly because we all have to come to terms with the end of life, be it of loved ones or our own... and partly because this book shows that hospices are also places of optimism and comfort, where individuals find peace and family relationships are restored. The essays reveal the remarkable energy that goes into making hospices so caring - from professional nurses to volunteer visitors to music therapists. I have learnt more from reading them than I have in 38 years of being a congregational minister. This book is essential for all who care about life and death."
- Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain MBE, Maidenhead Synagogue, Berks, UK

"I have spent forty years in medical centers, but it was only after reading these essays that I came to fully appreciate what hospice brings to humanity. This is a great and needed addition to the medical and social literature."
- Lowell M. Greenbaum, Ph.D., Medical College of Georgia, Emeritus, Dean of Graduate Studies, and VP for Research

Pages 200
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 May 2019
Publisher Health Professions Press
Subject/s Geriatric medicine   History of religion   Psychology of ageing   Social work   Geriatric nursing   Terminal care nursing   Palliative medicine   Community nursing   BRH_Dementia  
Rabbi Dr. Chaim Joseph Wender, F.LBC, is a retired Rabbinical Coordinator at the Hospice of Palm Beach County. Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, he earned his undergraduate degree in Theology with a Jewish Studies Concentration from Georgetown University. His Master's degree is in Rabbinics and Hellenistics (Scheuer Foundation Fellow) from the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, and his rabbinic ordination is from the Leo Baeck College in London, England.

Patricia Ellen Morrison, L.C.S.W., currently manages and maintains a private practice in Palm Beach County, Florida, in Clinical Psychotherapy, specializing in aging issues, depression, anxiety, grief, and loss. She also serves as a hospice social worker with Trustbridge Health. Patricia joined the faculty of Florida Atlantic University, as an adjunct instructor, where she taught from 2008 to 2013, in the School of Social Work. She joined the staff of Hospice of Palm Beach County, now Trustbridge, in 2010. She has worked on home teams, facility teams, and hospice inpatient units.

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