Hospice and Palliative Nursing Care. Blues and Zerwekh. Orlando, FL. Grune and Stratton, Ine, 1984, 377 pages, hardcover.
This well-organized book addresses a broad spectrum of topics relative to the hospice concept and the comprehensive care of the dying. The hospice concept, which considers the patient and his family as the unit of care, maximizes the quality of life when the quantity of life cannot be extended.
Although the book emphasizes the roles and responsibilities of the hospice nurse, it would be helpful to other disciplines as well. The combined clinical, educational, and administrative expertise of Dr. Blues and Ms. Zerwekh make this book worthwhile reading for potential providers or consumers of hospice care.