The Hospice Movement: A Bibliographic Essay

Julie Tryon (Catalog/reference librarian at Cornell University)

Collection Building

ISSN: 0160-4953

Publication date: 1 March 1985


Since the mid‐1960s, people have begun to change their attitudes towards death and the role it plays in our society. Many find problems with the fact that an increasing number of people die in old age, afflicted with chronic diseases, and that a majority of people in the United States die in public institutions such as hospitals, extended care facilities, or convalescent homes. Questions have been raised regarding the extent to which technology should be used to keep someone alive, when doing so seems futile or even cruel. We are beginning to realize that our society at present does not deal effectively with this growing populaton of the aged.


Tryon, J. (1985), "The Hospice Movement: A Bibliographic Essay", Collection Building, Vol. 7 No. 1, pp. 19-26.

Download as .RIS




Copyright © 1985, MCB UP Limited

To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below

You may be able to access this content by logging in via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.
If you think you should have access to this content, click the button to contact our support team.