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Unformatted text preview: i. Accept patients expected to live 6 months or less ii. Extensive nursing care 24/7 for comfort of patients iii. Emphasis on pain control with drugs iv. Emphasis on spending time with family and friends v. Low tech medical care (no heroic measures - try to keep patients off respirators, etc.) vi. Hospice care much cheaper than hospitalization IV. Patient Role in Hospital A. Hospital rules for benefit of hospital personnel, not patients B. Depersonalization of patient i. Stripping ii. Control of resources iii. Control of communication and information 1. Communication 2. Dissimulation 3. Admission of uncertainty 4. Evasion iv. Restriction of mobility C. Patient conformity to hospital rules D. Long stay patients may become "institutionalized"...
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- Fall '10