Addresses many commonly expressed concerns of terminally ill patients and their families. Explains what hospice and palliative care is and the services offered to patients and families.
Virginia F. Sendor (M.S., M.P.A.), a Hospice and Geriatric Consultant and Advocate, is Chair of the Palliative and Hospice Care Institute for Education, Research, and Care (a division of the American Institute of Life-Threatening Illness and Loss, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center). Patrice M. O'Connor (R.N., M.A., C.N.A.) is a Palliative Care Consultant, Educator, Group Facilitator, and Board Member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement, and has been a Palliative Care Consultant for St. Luke Roosevelt Hospital Center and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.