Hospice nurses as "midwives to the dying" : guiding life's important journeys Public Deposited

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  • This thesis explores the metaphor of hospice nurses as "midwives to the dying" by applying philosophical inquiry to the field of hospice. I focus on the history of the movements, their professional approaches to caregiving, and the core commitments of both the modern midwifery and hospice movements. Although focused on different ends of the life cycle, the two professions share many similarities and a method of caring that are set against--and provide a critique of--the institutionalized care of the biomedical model. In addition, interviews with both midwives and hospice nurses allow the thesis to move beyond philosophical inquiry by examining how the metaphor is reflected in the approach to care of the hospice nurses. A better understanding of the dying process has the potential to change our attitudes and beliefs about something that has become taboo in Western culture. Hospice has played, and will continue to play, a role in this important change. Deepening the understanding of hospice care, for those both within and outside the movement, provides an important contribution to this attitudinal shift.
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