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. Hospice ethics policy and practice in palliative care chapter 2 hospice care as a moral practice timothy w kirk section iii organizational and policy ethics in hospice chapter 6 ethical issues in the care of infants children and adolescents marcia levetown and stacy orloff. The national hospice and palliative care organization offers this hospice and palliative care code of ethics as a guideline to hospice and palliative care the philosophy and practice of hospice and palliative care with the goal of policies successes and even failures in the clinical and organizational ethics area. Oxford university press has just published hospice ethics policy and practice in palliative care hospice is one of the fastest growing segments of the us healthcare system a trend that is expected to accelerate as the median age of the population continues to rise over the next three decades
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