Role of the Hospice in the Care of the Dying
BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1982 Dec 18; 285(6357): 1766-1768.
The medical director of a British hospice presents his views concerning the primary roles of a hospice: as a catalyst for changing attitudes toward death and dying, as a provider of optimal terminal care, and as a teacher of health personnel. He also discusses the subsidiary spiritual function of a hospice. (KIE abstract)