Analysis of comfort care for the terminally ill: The hospice approach

Jonathan West, C. M. West

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Abstract

Much of the published literature on hospice care focuses on a single dimension of this increasingly popular approach to meeting the needs of the terminally ill. By contrast, this article takes a broader view by examining the hospice concept and its implementation through the lens of the nine dimensions of the SEPTEMBER model - focusing in turn on each of the social, economic, political, treatment, ethical, managerial, bereavement, education, and research elements. This broader perspective brings together in kaleidoscopic fashion these diverse but interconnected elements of hospice care. This integrated conceptual model helps administrators and health care professionals to develop a clearer overall picture of the multifaceted challenges involved in delivering palliative care to dying patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-299
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Health and Human Services Administration
Volume20
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998

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Analysis of comfort care for the terminally ill : The hospice approach. / West, Jonathan; West, C. M.

In: Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, Vol. 20, No. 3, 1998, p. 281-299.

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