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Occupational therapy in hospice home care: a student tutorial.
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PMID:  3766685     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The number of hospices in the United States has grown from 20 in 1978 to 1,500 in 1985. The projected need is for 4,000 to 5,000 new hospices to serve the terminally ill by the end of the century. As the hospice philosophy advocates a holistic approach (i.e., the amelioration of biological pain and physical symptoms, diagnostic honesty, and the maximization of the quality of life), occupational therapy, operating from an occupational behavior perspective, can contribute to maximizing the quality of life for the terminally ill patient. There is an urgent need to train occupational therapists to meet the potential demand inherent in the rapid growth of hospice care. Because there are at the present time no formal course offerings on the treatment of the terminally ill hospice patient, this paper proposes a tutorial in the form of a five-phase model for an undergraduate independent study in hospice care. Certain principles of the model are illustrated through case studies.
D Folts; K Tigges; T Weisman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0272-9490     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Occup Ther     Publication Date:  1986 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-10-30     Completed Date:  1986-10-30     Revised Date:  2012-08-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705978     Medline TA:  Am J Occup Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  623-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Death
Home Care Services*
Occupational Therapy / education*
Patient Care Planning
Patient Care Team
Quality of Life
Terminal Care*

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