Cicely Saunders Essays

  • End Of Life Care Essay

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    Hospice focuses on end of life care. When patients are facing terminal illness and have an expected life sentence of days to six months or less of life. Care can take place in different milieu including at home, hospice care center, hospital, and skilled nursing facility. Hospice provides patients and family the tool and resources of how to come to the acceptance of death. The goal of care is to help people who are dying have peace, comfort, and dignity. A team of health care providers and volunteers

  • Debunking the Myths of Hospice

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    who had no place to go. They called these places “Hospices” (History of Hospice). Later on, Dame Cicely Saunders had an idea to expand these places. Dame Cicely Saunders served as a nurse during World War II (The National Hospice Foundation). After watching all of the soldiers suffering during the war, Saunders was devastated to see all of those men die painful deaths. This sparked the idea for Saunders to create a place where people could peacefully die. She would call this place “Hospice”. The first

  • Argumentative Essay On Hospice Care

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    curative options for someone and their disease. This type of care includes not only the patient, but also their family and physician. Dame Cicely Saunders states, “You matter because of who you are. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” With this quote, Saunders reflects what Hospice believes in and their commitment, or duty, for the patient. Patients who are terminally ill can be considered as patients

  • Free Euthanasia Essays: Hospice and Physician-Assisted Suicide

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    Hospice and Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia One Work Cited      This essay will present the views of that worldwide organization named Hospice which has seen the quiet, natural death of millions of terminally ill patients - without the use of physician-assisted suicide. It is important that the voice of the largest caregiver for the terminally ill be heard, and listened to attentively. For they have the most experience. The Hemlock Society is nothing (in scope, importance, goals)in comparison to this

  • No Good Deed Analysis

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    No Good Deed Scholarly Paper             This paper will talk about the book No Good Deed and how there are many ethical dilemmas that healthcare providers deal with every day. Each day there are ethical issues that arise, especially when caring for terminally ill patients. The book No Good Deed talks about how two nurses struggle with a situation that is far too common in healthcare today. Despite the literature about end of life care, it still remains an issue for many providers and patients. Nurses

  • Ethical and Unethical Dilemmas Hospice Workers Encounter when Patients Wish to Hasten Death

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    into their own hands by either Voluntarily Stop Eating and Drinking (VSED) or Patient Assisted Suicide (PAS). This paper will explain the ethical and unethical dilemmas that are presented in a hospice environment when dealing with VSED and PAS. Cicely Saunders helped launch the first U.S. hospice in Branford, Connecticut. In 1973 it started treating patients at home. Hospice care has been considered as “appropriate care” with both palliative care and medications. Ph... ... middle of paper ... .

  • Hospice

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    themselves. St Christopher's Hospice ======================== The founder of the modern hospice movement in Britain is Dame Cicerly Saunders who was born in (1918). She had first trained as a nurse but had to give up this because of a bad back. At one time of her career she became very close to a man named David Tasma. Dame Cicerly Saunders decided to set up the hospice because at the time of this relationship she realised there should be a place for the care of the sick people and

  • Hospice and Palliative Care: Nursing Roles

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    “Persons intentionally choose to become nurses to help patients meet their health needs,” even when the patient is actively dying. (Wu & Volker, 2012) Hospice nursing and palliative care nursing are both considered end of life care. However, hospice nursing is typically given to patients with a terminal illness and who have less than six months to live. Palliative care is typically given to patients with a life threatening illness, and is used to increase the patient’s quality of life. Choosing

  • Improving End-of-Life Care in The United States

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    Death comes to all in the end, shrouded in mystery, occasionally bringing with it pain, and while some may welcome its finality, others may fight it with every ounce of their strength. Humans have throughout the centuries created death rituals to bring them peace and healing after the death of a loved one. Deaths were a form of social event, when families and loved ones would gather around the bed of the dying, offering emotional support and comfort. Myth, religion, and tradition would combine to

  • The Benefits of Hospice Care

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    illness and have approximately six months to leave. Medications and customary equipment’s such as commode, wheelchair etc. are also covered by hospice (NHPCO, 2012). The history and name hospice got its name from hospitality. In 1967, Dr. Cecily Saunders evented the first hospice was which was used for people who were terminally ill. However, the Hasting center Report, shows that in 1973, hospice emerges in the United State, and was used as a concept of care and not a place of care. Hospice upholds

  • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

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    The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman begins with a note from the editor, who is a local schoolteacher near the plantation where Jane Pittman lives. He has long been trying to hear her story, and, beginning in the summer of 1962, she finally tells it to him. When her memory lapses, her acquaintances help fill in the spaces. The recorded tale, with editing, then becomes The Autobiography of Miss Jane. Jane Pittman is born into slavery on a plantation somewhere in Louisiana. Jane is called "Ticey"

  • An Analysis Of George Saunders's Sea Oak

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    The Revelation of the New Working Class George Saunders, a writer with a particular inclination in modern America, carefully depicts the newly-emerged working class of America and its poor living condition in his literary works. By blending fact with fiction, Saunders intentionally chooses to expose the working class’s hardship, which greatly caused by poverty and illiteracy, through a satirical approach to criticize realistic contemporary situations. In his short story “Sea Oak,” the narrator Thomas

  • Of Choices And Consequences In John Updike's A & P

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    Many times in our lives, we wish we were independent and we believe we can stand up for ourselves, especially during our adolescence. In “A &P”, a short story by John Updike, the protagonist, Sammy, decides to stand up for himself and go against the customary life style of his town. By doing this such act, he reveals the themes of the story, which include maturity and choices followed by consequences. Updike uses literary devices such as symbolism and tone to help enforce the theme. There are two

  • Alienation and LonelinessThe 1984 Novel by George Orwell

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    George Orwell's 1984, uses betrayal as a method to further the feeling of alienation and loneliness. “In walks these three girls in nothing but bathing suits (Updike 430).” The opening of the short story written by John Updike, called ‘A&P’, immediately creates a sense of bewilderment. The setting the author uses as the backdrop is very essential to the story and helps with understanding the main character’s decision to eventually quit his job at the end. The protagonist and main character is

  • Puppy by George Saunders

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    will share the latter point of view. In the short story “Puppy” by George Saunders, the multiple characters view single events and objects with contrasting perceptions. Therefore, instead of painting a precise picture of the characters and the plot, the story expresses several views regarding the morals of the characters, the motivations of their actions, and the meaning of the events that take place. In “Puppy”, George Saunders explores the theory that perception is not an elementary, universal definition

  • Of Social Media In George Saunders ': The Braindead Megaphones'

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    The pleasure from social media can be instantaneously stimulating and enjoyable. Have you ever wondered what the best social media is? The results may blow your mind! In George Saunders’ essay “The Braindead Megaphone,” he argues that the dumbing down of media is a problem in our society. Megaphone Guy is person in a party with a megaphone who lacks intelligence and experience (2). Megaphone Guy is just blurting ideas to entertain the other guests and jumping from topic to topic without much consideration

  • Critical Analysis Of A & P By John Updike

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    Critical Analysis of Short Story “A &P” In the short story “A & P” by John Updike, the main character Sammy shows a sense of growth from the story’s opening to its conclusion. This certain change in him started taking place after the visit from the three girls, where he starts to ponder the future of his life. Sammy develops as a more prominent character both by the voice and the mood of the story, suggesting his vast change from rather flat to someone with more personal features and attributes.

  • Word Choice In A & P By John Updike

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    For an author, word choice is the most important factor in conveying tone. In John Updike’s short story “A&P”, there are many variations of word choice that convey different tones towards the girls, towards himself, and towards authority. In the end there is also a major shift in tone that helps bring together this “coming of age” story. Because of the use of casual language, slang, and contractions, the overall tone of this story is informal and conversational and changes based on whom the narrator

  • The Feminist Lens In John Updike's A & P

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    Literary theory is a way in which readers look at works of literature through lenses. These lenses allow the reader to consider the literature with ideas in the schools of theory. Literary theory includes the Formalist lens, where the reader only uses the text to make meaning of a piece. Reader response is where the reader brings his or her thoughts or experiences to make sense and interpret literature. The biographical Lens is where the reader looks at the author’s life and the author as a person

  • Postmodernism Movement in “The 400 Pound CEO”

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    boundaries. According to our lecture notes “Dominant culture uses perception against others to maintain authority.” George Saunders is a New York Times bestselling American writer of short stories, essays, novellas and children's books. His short story “The 400 Pound CEO” appeared in Harper's magazine. Jeffrey is a very unique character who was very engaging as a 1st person narrator. Saunders achieved the sympathy factor for this protagonist. The concept was 100% original and interesting, and even the minor