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Web Content: Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care
How are palliative care and hospice alike, and how are they different?
What is hospice care?
- Provides treatment to manage pain and symptoms associated with a terminal illness
- Gives support to patient and family
- Provides comfort and care, not "cure" the illness or disease
- Objectives are pain and symptom control
- Enables person who is terminally ill to enjoy life to the fullest
From Senior HealthHospice Care Overview-Types of Hospice Care Services; medicalcenter.osu.edu/
Books & E-books
A Balm for Gilead: Meditations on Spirituality and the Healing Arts by
Call Number: R725.55.S82 2006 (RH)
Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2006.
The Hospice Companion: Best Practices for Interdisciplinary Assessment and Care of Common Problems During the Last Phase of Life by
Call Number: R726.8.F553 2012 (WC)
New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2012.
In the Midst of Life: A Hospice Volunteer's Story by
Call Number: R726.8.R665 2004 (RH)
Montgomery, AL: New South Books, 2004.
Medicare Hospice Benefits by
Call Number: Electronic government document
Baltimore, MD: US Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2013.
Oxford American Handbook of Hospice and Palliative Medicine by
Call Number: R726.8.O89 2011 (WC)
New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2011.
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