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History of Hospice Care Hospice: Saunders introduced the idea of specialized care for the dying to the United States during a visit with Yale University. Her lecture, given to medical students, nurses, social workers, and chaplains about the concept of holistic hospice care, included photos of terminally ill cancer patients and their families, showing the dramatic differences before and after the symptom control care.
This lecture launched the following chain of events, which resulted in the development of hospice care as we know it today. Florence Wald, then Dean of the Yale School of Nursing, invites Saunders to become a visiting faculty member of the school for the spring term.
Dame Cicely Saunders creates St.
Christopher's Hospice in the United Kingdom. Wald takes a sabbatical from Yale to work at St. A book based on more than interviews with dying patients is published, entitled, On Death and Dying. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, it identifies the five stages through which many terminally ill patients progress.
The book becomes an internationally known best seller. Within it, Kubler-Ross makes a plea for home care as opposed to treatment in an institutional setting and argues that patients should have a choice and the ability to participate in the decisions that affect their destiny.
Kubler-Ross testifies at the first national hearings on the subject of death with dignity, which are conducted by the U. Senate Special Committee on Aging. We isolate both the dying and the old, and it serves a purpose. They are reminders of our own mortality.
We should not institutionalize people. We can give families more help with home care and visiting nurses, giving the families and the patients the spiritual, emotional, and financial help in order to facilitate the final care at home.
Florence Wald, along with two pediatricians and a chaplain, founded Connecticut Hospice in Branford, Connecticut. Moss to provide federal funds for hospice programs.
The legislation is not enacted. As such, it is the proper subject of federal support.
The Health Care Financing Administration HCFA initiates demonstration programs at 26 hospices across the country to assess the cost effectiveness of hospice care and to help determine what a hospice is and what it should provide.
Congress includes a provision to create a Medicare hospice benefit in the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act ofwith a sunset provision. JCAHO initiates hospice accreditation. States are given the option of including hospice in their Medicaid programs.
Hospice care is now available to terminally ill nursing home residents. There are several reasons listed, one of which is the low payment rates HCFA had established for hospices. Congress passes the Indian Health Care Improvement Act ofcalling for a hospice feasibility study.
Hospice is now an accepted part of the health care continuum. HCFA sends a memorandum alerting the regions of problems regarding questionable certifications and recertifications of terminal illnesses. Both rulings are appealed to the US Supreme Court.
Bills are introduced in the U. House of Representatives and the U. Senate to make technical changes and improvements to the Medicare Hospice Benefit. The hospice industry provides full support for both bills. Major grant-makers pour money into funding for research, program initiatives, public forums, and conferences to transform the culture of dying and improve care at the end of life.
ORT is extended and expanded to target all 50 states and additional types of health care providers. The Balanced Budget Act of BBA 97 includes hospice provisions that, among other things, restructure the hospice benefit periods and remove physician services from the core services requirement.
BBA 97 also reinstates a hospice cost report and reduces hospice payment updates by market basket minus one percentage point.
Congress passes legislation barring taxpayer dollars from financing physician-assisted suicide. The US Supreme Court rules that mentally competent terminally ill people do not have a constitutional right to physician-assisted suicide, leaving the issue up to the states.
The growing end-of-life movement focuses national attention on quality of life at the end of life as well as the need for increased public awareness and physician education.🔥Citing and more! Add citations directly into your paper, Check for unintentional plagiarism and check for writing mistakes.
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