Timothy w kirk phd is currently assistant professor of philosophy at the city university of new york york college where he specializes in philosophy of nursing and healthcare ethics with an emphasis on hospice and palliative care. Hospice ethics policy and practice in palliative care edited by timothy w kirk and bruce jennings contains newly commissioned chapters that focus exclusively on hospice and ethics presents a philosophy of care that is consistent with what survey data show us patients and family members value most at the end of life. This book identifies and explores ethical themes in the structure and delivery of hospice care in the united states as the fastest growing sector in the us health care system in which over 40 of patients who die each year receive care in their final weeks of life hospice care presents complex ethical opportunities and challenges for patients families clinicians and administrators. Hospice care is one of the fastest growing segments of the u s healthcare system a trend that is expected to accelerate as the median age of the population continues to rise over the next three decades despite over forty percent of the population now dying while on hospice care very little has . Hospice ethics policy and practice in palliative care by bruce jennings and timothy kirk ed new york oxford university press 2014 320 pages 3995 hospice ethics policy and practice in palliative care edited by timothy kirk and bruce jennings aims to stimulate and contribute to a
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