The Use of Language in Hospice Care and the Impact on Patients and Families
AffiliationUniversity of Chester
MetadataShow full item record
AbstractWhilst there is an expanding literature and a growing knowledge-base relating to patient and family experiences in hospice settings (1,2,3), there is a much more limited corpus reflecting the first-person perspective of patients and their families. These accounts can be helpful in highlighting perceived gaps between current practice and family needs (4). This narrative account reflects upon the perspective of a hospice patient’s family during her last week of life and notes how the actions and language of staff members and volunteers had a major impact on the overall experience and subsequent grieving processes of family members.
CitationGant, V. (2017). The use of language in hospice care and the impact on patients and families. Journal of Palliative Care, 32(3-4), 141-143. https://doi.org/10.1177/0825859717744432
JournalJournal of Palliative Care
DescriptionThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a published work that appeared in final form in Journal of Palliative Care. To access the final edited and published work see http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0825859717744432