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Development of the United Kingdom hospice movement, 1976-1981, as reflected in the growth of relevant literature, and investigating the information needs of hospice medical staff
Author(s)Barbara Greenall
Corporate AuthorSchool of Librarianship and Information Studies, Polytechnic of North London
PublisherPolytechnic of North London, London, 1982
Pages164 pp (Occasional publication, no 6)
KeywordsTerminal care ; Medical workers ; Information services ; Social surveys.
AnnotationThis study is divided into three parts. Preliminary chapters outline the nature of hospice care, the historical development of of the Hospice Movement in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, and the social and medical factors contributing to the development of this type of terminal care. Part 2 investigates the methods used to disseminate the Movement's principles between 1976 and 1981. Bibliometric techniques have been used, to analyse growth in the literature. Part 3 investigates the library and information needs of hospice medical staff, based on the results of a postal survey. Proposals are made for improving access to information sources for this group of users.
Accession NumberCPA-930526030 B
ClassmarkLV: QT: UV: 3F

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