Prelude to hospice [electronic resource] : Florence Wald, dying people and their families /
Emily K. Abel.
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2018]
v, 143 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
0813593913 (hardback : alk. paper), 0813593921 (paperback : alk. paper), 9780813593913 (hardback : alk. paper), 9780813593920 (paperback : alk. paper), 9780813593937 (e-pub), 9780813593951 (Web PDF)
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New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2018]
0813593913 (hardback : alk. paper)
0813593921 (paperback : alk. paper)
9780813593913 (hardback : alk. paper)
9780813593920 (paperback : alk. paper)
9780813593937 (e-pub)
9780813593951 (Web PDF)
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
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Machine generated contents note: Setting the Stage -- Doctor and Nurse -- Caring across Cultures -- Hope, Blame, and Acceptance -- Making Sense of the Findings -- Conclusion.
"Award-winning medical historian Emily K. Abel provides insight into several important issues surrounding the growth of hospice care. Using a unique set of records, Prelude to Hospice expands our understanding of the history of U.S. hospices. Compiled largely by Florence Wald, the founder of the first U.S. hospice, the records provide a detailed account of her experiences studying and caring for dying people and their families in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Although Wald never published a report of her findings, she often presented her material informally. Like many others seeking to found new institutions, she believed she could garner support only by demonstrating that her facility would be superior in every respect to what currently existed. As a result, she generated inflated expectations about what a hospice could accomplish. Wald's records enable us to glimpse the complexities of the work of tending to dying people"--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-136) and index.

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