This short film made at Michael Sobell House, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood seeks to demonstrate the value of Day Care facilities for patients suffering from advanced malignant disease. A Day Centre is shown as a simple and economic way of providing service which will enable more patients to be nursed at home, avoiding the necessity of hospital admission. The film is primarily directed at groups wishing to provide Palliative Care for terminally ill patients and is suitable for both professional and lay audiences. Clinical information may be out of date.
Remit: seeks to demonstrate the value of Day Care facilities for patients suffering from advanced malignant disease.
Reviewed 2012 by Margaret Calvert
Arguments for the continuing development and role of hospices remain the same, with growing provision for patients with non-malignant chronic illness.
Historical/research value: history of hospice movement; nursing history; medical history; medical humanities; social history.
Clinically out of date.
Technical quality: good.
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