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Hospice Care

Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements
The case assignment in this module requires you to research and discuss the evolution of hospice care, its role and the advantages and disadvantages. Be sure to discuss the funding of hospice care.
Case Assignment
Use the information in the modular background readings as well as any resource you can find conducting research on the world wide web. Please be sure to cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of the paper.
The following terms will be assessed in particular:
Your understanding of the evolution of hospice care.
Your understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of hospice care.
Your understanding of how hospice care is funded.
Assignment Expectations
You will be expected to provide a scholarly basis for your response.
Your opinions must be justified with evidence from the literature.
References should be cited properly in the text of your essay (either in parentheses or as footnotes), as well as at the end.
Please support your discussions with scholarly support (3-5 references). Be sure to properly cite all references.
Be sure to apply critical thinking skills to the assignment components stated above.
The page length for this assignment should be between 2-3 pages (not counting your title page and references). You should cite at least 3 references for your discussion. Be sure to properly cite all references both within the text (at the end of paraphrased paragraphs) and at the end of your paper.
Module 5 – Background
Hospice Care
If you do not know which database the article is in, try searching ProQuest. If you do not find the article, then try the EBSCO database.
Required Reading
Cartwright, J. C., Miller L., Volpin, M., (2009). Hospice in Assisted Living: Promoting Good Quality Care at End of Life. The Gerontologist, 49 (4), 508. Retrieved from Proquest
Groninger, H. (2012). A gravely ill patient faces grim results of outliving her eligibility for hospice benefits. Health Affairs, 31(2), 452-455. Retrieved from Proquest
Huskamp H. A., Stevenson D. G., Chernew, M.E., Newhouse, J. P., (2010). A New Medicare End-Of-Life Benefit For Nursing Home Residents. Health Affairs 29 (1), 130. Retrieved from Proquest
Knapp, C., Madden, V., Marston, J., Midson, R., et al. (2009). Innovative Pediatric Palliative Care Programs in Four Countries. Journal of Palliative Care, 25 (2), 132. Retrieved from Proquest
Luijkx, K.G.; Schols, J.M.G.A. (2011). Perceptions of terminally ill patients and family members regarding home and hospice as places of care at the end of life. European Journal of Cancer Care, 20(5), 577-584. Retrieved from EBSCO
Meier, D. E. (2011). Increased access to palliative care and hospice services: Opportunities to improve value in health care. Millbank Quarterly, 89(3), 343-380. from EBSCO
Rosenberg, J. (2011, March). Whose business is dying? Death, the home and palliative care. Cultural Studies Review, 17 (1), 15-31. Retrieved from Proquest
Whalen, J. P. (2011). Hospice: An effective program that saves money. The Humanist, 71(6), 10. Retrieved from Proquest
Hospice Care: Medline Plus (2013) Hospice care. Retrieved from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hospicecare.html
Hospice Foundation of America (2010). Retrieved from http://www.hospicefoundation.org/.
American Hospice Foundation (2010). Retrieved from http://www.americanhospice.org/.
Children’s Hospice International (2010). Retrieved from http://www.chionline.org/.

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