A Comparison of Hospice in the US and UK: Implications for Policy and Practice
Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Attitude to Death, Competence (Legal) -- Legislation and Jurisprudence, Health Services Accessibility, Hospices -- Economics, Medicare, Palliative Care, United Kingdom, United States, Eligibility Determination, Great Britain, Health Policy, Health Services Accessibility, Hospices/economics, Hospices/utilization
The modern hospice movement in the United States was modeled on the specialized care for dying individuals that was championed by Dame Cicely Saunders, a social worker, nurse, and physician, in London in the 1960s. A collaboration between Saunders and Florence Wald, then at Yale University, led to the establishment of the first hospice in the United States in 1974. Despite similar foundations, the provision of hospice care differs in the United States and the United Kingdom with regard to financing and access. This article reviews these similarities and differences and discusses implications for U.S. hospice policy.
Remington, Ruth and Wakim, G. "A Comparison of Hospice in the US and UK: Implications for Policy and Practice." Journal of Gerontological Nursing 36, no. 9 (2010): 16-21. Accessed at http://digitalcommons.framingham.edu/nurs_facpub/8