The hospice movement: growth as an alternative, not integrated movement.

Abstract

The hospice was originally a rest place for travelers. Today, hospice care refers to care for the terminally ill and their families. Hospice care has evolved in the last 30 years; it now comprises an array of services, including home care, special hospital programs, and new autonomous hospices--to care for the terminally ill. The author discusses the beginnings of hospice care and addresses the rapid progression of this model of long-term care delivery.

Cite this paper

@article{Abyad1994TheHM, title={The hospice movement: growth as an alternative, not integrated movement.}, author={Abdulrazak Abyad}, journal={Medical interface}, year={1994}, volume={7 6}, pages={129-32} }