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Prelude to Hospice Critical Issues in Health and Medicine Edited by Rima D. Apple, University of Wisconsin–­ Madison, and Janet Golden, Rutgers University, Camden Growing criticism of the U.S. health care system is coming from consumers, politicians , the media, activists, and health care professionals. Critical Issues in Health and Medicine is a collection of books that explores these contemporary dilemmas from a variety of perspectives, among them political, legal, historical, sociological, and comparative, and with attention to crucial dimensions such as race, gender, ethnicity , sexuality, and culture. For a list of titles in the series, see the last page of the book. Prelude to Hospice • Listening to Dying Patients and Their Families Emily K. Abel Rutgers University Press New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark, New Jersey, and London Library of Congress Cataloging-­ in-­ Publication Data Names: Abel, Emily K., author. Title: Prelude to hospice : listening to dying patients and their families / Emily K. Abel. Description: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2018] | Series: Critical issues in health and medicine | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2017053034| ISBN 9780813593913 (hardback : alk. paper) | ISBN 9780813593937 (e-­ pub) | ISBN 9780813593951 (Web PDF) Subjects: | MESH: Wald, Florence. | Hospice Care—­ history | History, 20th Century | Hospices—­ history | United States Classification: LCC RA999.H66 | NLM WB 310 | DDC 362.17/56—­ dc23 LC record available at A British Cataloging-­ in-­ Publication record for this book is available from the British Library. Copyright © 2018 by Emily K. Abel All rights reserved No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher. Please contact Rutgers University Press, 106 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ. 08901.The only exception to this prohibition is “fair use” as defined by U.S. copyright law. The paper used in this publication meets the requirements of the American National Standard for Information Sciences—­ Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ANSI Z39.48-­ 1992. www​.rutgersuniversitypress​.org Manufactured in the United States of America ...


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