Monday, September 15, 2014

Jennings: "Hospice Ethics"

Bruce Jennings '71 (above) co-edits a new book that provides recommendations and guidance on hospice care.
Bruce Jennings '71, YWAA director, is the co-editor of a new book on issues and topics related to hospice care that will be published in Sept.  Timothy Kirk, an assistant professor of philosophy at CUNY-York College, is his co-editor.  The book, Hospice Ethics:  Policy and Practice in Palliative Care, is published by Oxford University Press and available by clicking Hospice-Ethics.

Jennings, who also holds a masters degree from Princeton, is the Director of Bioethics at the Center for Humans and Nature and holds a faculty appointment at the Yale Medical School.

The book, featuring contributions from several experts in the field, presents a philosophy of care based on U.S. surveys of patients and their families on what they value at the end of life.  It includes recommendations for effective decision-making, care planning and conflict management.

In the book, Jennings writes the introduction and contributes a chapter on new directions for hospice care. He has written or edited over 20 books and over 150 articles on bioethics and public-policy issues. 

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