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Madalon Amenta papers


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Madalon O’Rawe Amenta is a well-respected hospice nurse and advocate. She earned her nursing degree from Yale in 1957, after previously obtaining a bachelor’s degree in history and following a brief acting stint in New York. She continued her education at the University of Pittsburgh where she earned her Master’s degree and later a PhD in healthcare.

Dr. Amenta focused her attention to the hospice care movement after serving on research project and was introduced the work nurses did. She would later found andbe first president of the Pennsylvania Hospice Network, be a founding member of the Hospice Nurse Association, and be active in many other organizations, including the (then) National Hospice Organization. In addition to her work in organizations, she was a consultant for developing and evaluating hospice care programs and curriculum at the local, state, regional, and national level.

Dr. Amenta co-wrote and was first author of the first comprehensive hospice nursing text, Nursing Care of the Terminally Ill in 1986. She has won numerous awards and honors from universities and organizations across the country. A lover of poetry throughout her life, in her retirement Dr. Amenta returned to poetry and even produced a chapbook of her work, Kandinsky and the Stars.

These papers primarily span Dr. Amenta’s professional career (c. 1960s-1997) documenting her academic research, speaking engagements, publications and experience with various professional organizations and institutions.

Gift by Madalon Amenta

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents note

This section contains materials related to Dr. Amenta’s education as well as additional career related documents. Items include grants, correspondence, consultation work, reviews as well as awards and honors. In addition, her published poetry chapbook Kandinsky and the Stars is housed in this section.

Master's Thesis- A study of certain factors which influence a return to active professional nursing after withdrawal for marriage and child raising, May 1967.
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Doctoral Dissertation- Modular coalition: an administrative model for the organization of primary health care in the United States, 1978.
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Grant Proposals, c. 1980-1991.
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Grant Proposals, c. 1980-1991.
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Correspondence, Sept 1984-Mar 1985.
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Correspondence, Sept 1984-Mar 1985.
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Correspondence, April-Aug 1985.
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Correspondence, Aug-Dec 1985.
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Correspondence, Jan-Dec 1986.
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Penn State Correspondence, Jan-Dec 1986. Restricted.
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Correspondence, Jan 1987-Dec 1989.
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Correspondence, c. 1990-1995.
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Correspondence, Dec 1995-June 1996.
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Additional correspondence, Mar 1982, May 1983-Jan 1995.
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Correspondence regarding Nursing Care of the Terminally Ill book, Nov 1985- Dec 1989.
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Correspondence regarding Nursing Care of the Terminally Ill book, Nov 1985- Dec 1989.
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Oncology Nursing Forum Review Board, 1986-1989.
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Oncology Nursing Forum Review Board, 1986-1989.
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Forbes Hospice Volunteer Handbook, Feb 1981.
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VNA of Western Pennsylvania Audit Materials, 1986-1987. Restricted.
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Press Releases, Letters to Editors, honors, c. 1980s-2006.
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Awards and Honors, correspondence, 2002-2005.
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Awards, Honors, Citations, legal size, 1979-1988, 1998.
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Poetry book: Kandinsky and the Stars Finishing Line Press: Kentucky, 2010.
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Scope and Contents note

This subseries focuses on Dr. Amenta’s work at the (then) National Hospice Organization (currently the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization-NHPCO). This organization was founded in 1978, and Dr. Amenta was a founding member. She served on the Evaluation and Research Committee from 1979-1983 and in 1985 was liason from the NHO Board to the committee. The records here document her work on the Evaluation and Research Committee, data and results, reports, minutes and meetings, as well other materials.

Annual Report, Evaluation and Research Committee, National Hospice Organization and November minutes, 1979 .
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Evaluation and Research Committee notes, minutes and Final Report 1980, June-Dec 1980, April and Aug 1981.
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Evaluation and Research Committee notes, correspondence, and reports, Dec 1978-Nov 1979.
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Evaluation and Research Committee- Steering committee, June 1979 .
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Evaluation and Research Committee project notes, drafts, correspondence, Feb 1979-May 1980.
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Evaluation and Research Committee project notes, drafts, correspondence, Feb 1979-May 1980.
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Evaluation and Research Committee project notes, drafts, correspondence, Feb 1979-May 1980.
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Evaluation and Research Committee data set, May-Aug 1979.
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Evaluation and Research Committee raw data.
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PCP services log and manual, July 1979.
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Individual daily pt/PCP logs, c. 1979.
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Date Base Proposal, Feb 1980.
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Evaluation and Research Committee Meeting, Chicago, Oct 7- 8 1982.
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Evaluation and Research Committee 1986 Annual meeting and research proposal, c. June 1986.
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Evaluation and Research Committee 1987 Annual meeting and research proposal, April 1987.
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Senate bills and hospice reports, Jan 1980-April 1982.
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Senate bills and hospice reports, Jan 1980-April 1982.
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Testimonies subcommittee on health (Medicare hospice), Sept 15, 1983 .
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Mid Atlantic region minutes, meetings, etc., Jan 1980-Nov 1982.
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VA Hospice Report, 1981.
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Hospice Directory, June 1981 .
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NHO monthly letter (missing volumes), May 1980-Oct 1992.
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List of Hospitals, c. 1986/1987.
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Scope and Contents note

A founding member and executive director (1993-1997), this grouping of records documents Dr. Amenta’s work with the Hospice Nurses Association (now Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association). These materials include correspondence, annual reports, and copies of The Hospice Journal during her time as associate editor and, later, editor.

Executive Director’s Report and Performance Review, Jan 1994-Nov 1996.
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Executive Director’s Reports 1994-1997.
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Correspondence, Hospice Nurses Association, Aug 1995-April 1997.
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Correspondence with Fleet Maull, National Prison Hospice Association, June-Nov 1994.
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Written statement to the Institute of Medical Committee on Care and End of life nursing, Hospice Nurses Association, May 1996.
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Annual reports and stats, The Hospice Journal, July 1990-Mar 1993.
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The Hospice Journal, editor v 7 n4, v 8 n ½, v 8 n 4, v 9 n 1, v 9 n 4, 1991-1993.
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The Hospice Journal, associate editor v 1-2, 1985-1986.
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The Hospice Journal, associate editor v 3-4, 1987-1988.
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The Hospice Journal, associate editor v 5-6, 1989-1990.
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Scope and Contents note

This series contains the papers and lectures Dr. Aments presented during her career as well as course materials, programs, agendas, correspondence and other materials.

Speaking Engagements Correspondence, 1980.
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Speaking Engagements Correspondence, 1981.
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Speaking- educational requests, 1979.
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John Norris correspondence, April 1989-Jan 1985.
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Southwestern PA Registered Nurses Club “The Nurses Role in the Hospice Alternative”, Speaker, April 9, 1985.
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Penn State University (Course), Catastrophic Illness and Legal Issues in Ambulatory Care, Dec 1984- May 1985.
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Penn State University, Coping with Catastrophic Diagnoses, May 1985.
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Penn State University, Symposium notes.
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Penn State University Speaker Notes.
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Veterans Administration Forum: DNA, ER (with Transparencies), Dec 1984.
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New Modes of Nursing Practice ASLM, Spring 1984.
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Forbes Hospice Course, Feb 1982.
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Hospice of York presentation, Oct 1981-Feb 1982 .
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AHA Presentation, Developing A Hospice Focus within the Hospital, Oct 1981.
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Death Thru the Ages outline, 1984.
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Book chapter draft.
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PA Nurses Association Nursing East Program, Panelist, May, 1987.
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PA Hospice Network Hospice Ethical Concerns Survey, 1986.
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Oncology Nursing Society, May 6, 1988, Nov-Dec 1987.
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San Diego Conference, April 21,1988.
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8th International Congress on Care of the Terminally Ill Montreal, Sept 30- Oct 4 1990.
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Jackson-Newman Foundation Conference, Aug 1989-Feb 1990.
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Evaluation lecture.
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Conflict resolutions, MD/nurse relations notes.
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American Society of Hospice Care, Nov-Dec 1985.
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National Hospice Organization 12th Annual Meeting/Symposium Nov 1990, Mar-Nov 1990.
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Hospice Nursing – Nursing East Program, 1985.
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Foundation of Thanatology membership, 1981.
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Foundation of Thanatology “Community Hospitals and Thanatology” Leigh University, July 1979- Jan 1980.
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Home Care Staff materials, minutes, and talk, Aug 1979, [1981].
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Music Therapy at Forbes Hospice, 1981.
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Children- Death and Dying Research.
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Terminal Care in Western PA – VNA 160th Anniversary and Forbes Hospice Dedication Notes.
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Cancer Nursing: Knowledge in Action Conference Materials, April 17–18, 1980.
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Hospice Care – Empowering Professional Nursing Practice Nursing East (photo), 1985.
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Robert Wood Johnson Hospice Forms, c. 1980s.
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Personality Traits of Hospice Nurses, c.1990.
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Certification in Nursing Talk, June 1990.
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5x7 Note cards of Various Lectures.
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Notes for lecture on humor in hospice.
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Hospice Nursing as a Profession, lecture.
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NHO meeting speech, Sept 1991, June-Nov 1991.
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"Differences in Spiritual Care Practices and Attitudes between Hospice and Oncology Nurses", 10th International Congress on Care of the Terminally Ill, Talk and Slides, Sept 17, 1994.
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Oncology Nursing Society, Quality and Spiritual Care, 1993, 1995.
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Oncology Nursing Society, Quality of Life presentation, 1994.
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NBCHN – Poster Session Slide Materials, April and Sept 1995.
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Scope and Contents note

This section contains documents, arranged by Dr. Amenta, concerning topics of particular research themes.

Pennsylvania, Sample consent and NB forms, 1985 .
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Hospice Care Patient Forms.
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Past care policies and Procedures Connecticut Hospice.
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Forbes Hospice Evaluation forms, June 1979-Oct 1980.
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Sample budgets, 1983.
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Contracts – samples – Medicare.
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Centralized Hospice Service, Westmoreland County, Sept 1981.
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Cuyahoga, Geagua, Lake, Lorain, Median Counties Plan for Hospice System of Care, 1979.
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Survey on Hospice Patient/family Record Documentation, 1983.
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The Beaver County hospice Plan.
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Butler VNA hospice policies & job description, 1984.
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Wissahickon Hospice materials, c. 1986.
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Hospice (Forbes) patients’ bill of rights.
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Morgantown, WV, Review, July-Aug 1982.
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Hospice of San Joaquin material, April 1986.
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Hospice task force – STHITH plan, 1986 .
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VNA of Western Westmoreland, patient care handbook, Sept-Oct 1982.
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AGH – hospice guide for families.
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Hospice of Metropolitan Erie PA, April 1981-May 1982.
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VNA of Western Westmoreland workshop, June 1982, Aug 1987.
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Establishment of a Hospice Program Basic Outline, Nov 1983.
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Forbes Hospice Planning outline, 1979.
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Allegheny Home Care Hospice Annual Report, July 1979-July 1980.
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Evaluation materials – Forbes Hospice drafts.
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Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, April 1981.
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Evolution of Hospice in the United States- notes and outline.
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Visiting Nurse Association of Western Westmoreland County in Home Hospice Policy Manual.
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Hospice Program Characteristics Form, notes, 1980.
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Guide for a Hospice Volunteer Program, Hospice of Tacoma, 1980.
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Visiting Nurse Association of Western Westmoreland County in Home Hospice Policy Manual.
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Nursing Care Manual, Boulder County Hospice Inc., 1980.
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The Experience of Dying By: E. Mansell Pattinson, Engewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall, 1977.
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General Literature on Hospice Care and Desirability.
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Hospice Organization, Staff Support, Qualities, multidisciplinary approach articles, c. 1982-1988.
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Articles, Hospice Philosophy and Goals, 1974-1979.
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HAP, Individual Achievement Entry, Forbes Hospice: Community Education about a More Considerate and Cost Effective Way of Caring for the Terminally Ill and Their Families, 1980.
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Research and Data Collection (Meetings, Procedures, etc.), Mar 1979- Nov 1980.
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Hospice Standards, New Jersey, June 1980.
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Forum Newsletter: Forum for Death Education, Feb 1983-Oct 1985.
Forum Newsletter: Forum for Death Education and Counseling, Oct 1978- Mar 1982.
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Cornell Study for Death Education and Counselling, Jan and Aug 1981.
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Student Project, R.N. Questionnaire, 1979.
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SIBs Response + Death of Sib (notecards).
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Berkeley Hospice Training Project, Oct 1980.
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Compassionate Friends notes and letters, Mar-Dec 1981.
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Hospice Movement Questionnaire, University of Michigan – Inge Corless, May-Aug 1979.
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Paging Review, Forbes Hospice, Feb 1979-April 1980.
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Recruitment and Education of Hospice Volunteers, Mar 1981.
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Michigan – Proposed Hospice Rules, Oct 1981.
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Draft, Presentation, c. 1986.
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Psycho – Social Aspects of Cancer Patients and Family notes, c. 1975.
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Articles related to hospice and care, c. 1970s-c.1980s.
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Legislative changes and hospice recommendation, c. 1972-1978.
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Scope and Contents note

The materials in this section contains any articles, book chapters, book and publisher correspondence, and other related documents regarding publications by Dr. Amenta.

• "History of the Hospice Nurses Association, 1986-1996" Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (3)4:128-137 October-December 2001 • With Martha Highfield and Elizabeth Johnston-Taylor "Preparation to Care: The Spiritual Care Education of Oncology and Hospice Nurses" Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (2):53-63 April-June 2000 • With Elizabeth Johnston-Taylor and Martha Highfield "Predictors of Oncology and Hospice Nurses' Spiritual Care Perspectives and Practices" Applied Nursing Research (12):30-37 February 1999 • "What is the Hospice Nurses Association?" American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care 14(5):256-7 September-October 1997 • "Spiritual Care: The Heart of Palliative Nursing" International Journal of Palliative Nursing 3(1):4 January-February 1997 • "Home Care Today Hospice Nursing and Managed Care" Home Healthcare Nurse 14(10):815-6 October 1996 • "End-of-life Care Options" Fanfare 10(3):3 Fall 1996 • "Hospice Services" Chapter 78 in McCorkle, R., Grant, M., Frank-Stromberg, M., & Baird, S. B Cancer Nursing: A Comprehensive Textbook (2nd ed) WB Saunders Philadelphia, PA 1996 • Hospice and Palliative Care Clinical Practice Protocol: Dyspnea (Editor) (monograph) Hospice Nurses Association Pittsburgh, PA Fall 1996, 1970-2007.
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• "Ask not what your nursing organization can do for you" Fanfare 9(4):3 Winter 1995-1996 • Standards of Hospice Nursing Practice and Professional Performance (Editor) (monograph) Hospice Nurses Association, Pittsburgh, PA May 1995 • "The Challenge to Hospice Nurses for the Future" Editorial Home Healthcare Nurse 13(5):7-8 September/October 1995 • With Virginia Shubert "Hospice Care Can Obviate the Need for Suicide" Home Healthcare Nurse 13(4) 72-74 July/August 1995 • "Who We Are" Fanfare 9(20) 1-16 Summer 1995 • "The Gifts of the Body'' by Rebecca Brown, Fanfare 9(1):5 Spring 1995 • "Study Reveals Hospice Nurses Have a High Degree of Role Satisfaction" Fanfare 9(1):18 Spring 1995 • "Loss, Death, and Dying" Chapter 12 in lgnatavicius, D., Workman, L., and Mishlen, M. Medical-Surgical, Nursing: A Nursing Process Approach. (2nd ed) W.B. Saunders Company Philadelphia, PA 1995 • With Elizabeth Johnston-Taylor and Martha Highfield "Spiritual Care Practices of Oncology Nurses" Oncology Nursing Forum 22(1):31-39 January/February 1995 • With Elizabeth Johnston-Taylor and Martha Highfield "Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Spiritual Care A Survey of Cancer Nurses" Cancer Nursing 17(6):479-487 December 1994 • With Elizabeth Johnston-Taylor "Midwifery to the Soul While the Body Dies: Spiritual Care Among Hospice Nurses" The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care (6):28-36 November/December 1994.
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Zeri, K., Egan, K. and Shubert, V. Hospice Nurses Certification Examination Review Manual: A Self-Studv Guide (Editor) Hospice Nurses Association Pittsburgh, PA 1994.
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"How to Find Hospice Care" Appendix B in McCorkle, R. and Grant M. Pocket Companion for Cancer Nursing W.B. Saunders Company Philadelphia, PA 1994.
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• With Elizabeth Johnston-Taylor "Preliminary Results of Hospice Nurse Spiritual Care Perspectives Study" Fanfare 8(3):16 Fall 1994 • With Liz Sumner "Terminally Ill Children in Hospice Care" Home Healthcare Nurse 12(4):66-67 July/August 1994 • With Carmen Lippert "Hospice is a Concept, Not a Place" Home Healthcare Nurse 12(3):71-72 May/June 1994 • With Virginia Shubert "Hospice Nursing and the AIDS Epidemic" Home Healthcare Nurse 12(2):54-55 March/April 1994 • "Hospice Nursing: Consolidation of a Specialty" Home Healthcare Nurse 12(1):55-58 January/February 1994.
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• With Charlette Gallagher-Allred "Nutrition and Hydration in Hospice Care" (book) The Haworth Press, Inc. Binghamton, NY 1993 • With Charlette Gallagher-Allred 'The Role of Nutrition in Hospice Care" The Hospice Journal 9(2-3) ix-xiv 1993.
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• With Bernard Bloom "High Cost Patients in Hospices" The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care 10(2):32-38 March/April 1993 • With Ruth Stewart "Policy, Politics, Legislation, and Public Health Nursing" Chapter 15 in Swanson, J. And Albrecht, M. Community Health Nursing: Promoting the Health of Aggregates W.B. Saunders Company Philadelphia, PA 1993.
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• "Certification for Hospice Nurses? Assessment of Need" The Hospice Journal 8(3):73-89 1992 • With Ronnie Atkins "Family Adaptation to AIDS: A Comparative Study" The Hospice Journal 7(1-2) 71-85 1991.
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• "Summan Scrutemur" The Hospice Journal (3):1-4 1991 • With Claire Tehan Aids and the Hospice Community (Editors) (book) Harrington Park Press Binghamton, NY 1991.
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• "Hospice Services" Chapter 71 in Baird, S., McCorkle, R. and Grant, M. Cancer Nursing: A Comprehensive Textbook W.B. Saunders Company Philadelphia, PA 1991 • With Benita Martocchio "Loss, Dying, and Death" Chapter 11 in lgnatavicius, D. and Bayne, M Medical-Surgical Nursing: A Nursing Process Perspective W.B. Saunders Company Philadelphia, PA 1991.
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• With Elizabeth Johnston-Taylor "Cancer Nurses' Perspectives on Spiritual Care: Implications for Pastoral Care" The Journal of Pastoral Care 48(3):16 Fall 1994 • "Spiritual Care of Children and Families" Part of Family and Community Part II in B. Martin (Editor) Pediatric Hospice Care What Helps Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, CA 1989.
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"Nurses as Primary Spiritual Care Workers" The Hospice Journal 4(3):47-57 October 1988.
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Quality Assurance for Hospice Patient Care (Editor) (manual) Hospice Nurses Association Escondido, CA 1988.
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• With Priscilla Kissick "Hospice Care" Section I Chapter 2 in Harris, Maralyn Home Health Administration Rynd Publications Owings Mills, MD 1988 • With C. Whitney, M. Koshuta, and B. Petrosino "Standards and Scope of Hospice Nursing Practice" (monograph) American Nurses' Association Kansas City, MO 1987.
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With Nancy Bohnet Nursing Care of the Terminally Ill (book) Little, Brown and Company Boston, MA 1986.
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With Prisciila Kissick "Perspectives in Hospice Care" Chapter VI in Bonnie Cover (Editor) Home Health and Hospice Manual - Regulations and Guidelines National Health Publishing Owings Mills December 1986.
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• "Member Profile" Nurse Consultant's Association Newsletter 5 November 1986 • "The Physician and the Hopelessly Ill Patient" by The Society for the Right to Die (book review) Oncology Nursing Forum 13(4):133-134 July-August 1986 • "Reimbursement, Certification and Accreditation" Section 7 in Sharon Simson (Editor) Hospice Care and Practitioners in Aging (monograph) prepared for the Department of Aging of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Hahnemann University Philadelphia, PA June 1986 • 'What Do You Do ifThe Patient Says, 'Please Let Me Die?"' Nursing 861(4):8H, 8L 8P April1986.
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"Hospice in the United States: Multiple Models and Varied Programs" Nursing Clinics of North America 20(2):269-281 June 1985.
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• With Arlene Weiner and Davida Amenta "Successful Relocation of Elderly Residents" Geriatric Nursing 5(8):356-360 November-December 1984 • Hospice Seminar Workbook (manual) Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals Chicago, IL 1984 • "Hospice USA 1984- Steady and Holding" Oncology Nursing Forum 11(5):68-74 September 1984 • "Death Anxiety, Purpose in Life and Duration of Service in Hospice Volunteers" Psychological Reports 54 979-984 1984.
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"Patients Who Want to Die" revised and reprinted in Chapter 8 "Ethical Problems" Nurse's Legal Handbook Springhouse Corporation Springhouse, PA 1985.
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• "Traits of Hospice Nurses Compared With Those Who Work in Traditional Settings" Journal of Clinical Psychology 40(2):414-420 March 1984 • "Hospice in U.S. Emerges as Health Reform" The Pennsylvania Nurse 39 (3):9-10 March 1984,39:(4) 4,7 Apri11984 • "Reimbursement, Accreditation and the Movement's Future..." The American Journal of Hospice Care 1(1) 10-14 Winter 1984 • With Bonnie Davis "Cardiac Transplants- Those Special People" Vital Signs 21(2):1-2, 6-7 March 1983 • "Hospice Care Gains Provider Status" Pennsylvania Medicine 85(11):22 November 1982 • "Community Health Nursing" by Carl 0. Helvie (book review) Nursing and Health Care 3(7):411-412 September 1982 • "Hearings in Pennsylvania" National Hospice Organization President's Letter Arlington, VA July 1982 • With Arlene Weiner "Death Anxiety and General Anxiety in Hospice Workers" Psychological Reports 49 962 1981 • With Arlene Weiner "Death Anxiety and Purpose in Life in Hospice Workers" Psychological Reports 49 920 1981 • "Are You Cut Out for Terminal Care?" RN Magazine 44(7):47 86 July 1981 • "Nursing -A Hot Topic" Vital Signs 19(3):5-6 April 1981 • "Communication in Nursing Practice" by Eleanor C. Hein (book review) American Journal of Nursing 81(1):207-208 January 1981 • "Home Care Nursing in a Raral Setting" Vital Signs September 1981 • With Ann O'Sullivan, Susanne Robb and Constance Settlemyer "IRBs: Are Your Clients and Staff Protected?" The Pennsylvania Nurse 35(8):7-9 August 1980 • "The Federal Trade Commission and the Role of Nursing" Vital Signs 18(4):4-5 June 1980 • 'Who Works Best in Hospice? How Are They Taught?" The Pennsylvania Nurse 35(3):6-7 March 1980.
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• With Janet Hamnett, "Forbes: A Hospice at Work" In Continuing Care Service, An Alternative Program for Pre-terminal and Terminal Patients In Archives of the Foundation of Thanatology Vol 8 (3) Arno 1980 • 'Women and Yale- Transitions AYA Assembly XV" Yale Nurse 17-19 Fall 1979 • "Commitment, Discipline, Satisfaction...And a Little Bit of Luck" Vital Signs 17(6):1,3,7 September 1979 • "Nursing Survival and the Legislative Process" Vital Signs 17(4):1-2 June 1979 • "Hospice Care: The Growing Specialty" University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Alumni Newsletter 3(1)1-3 Spring-Summer 1979 • "Annie W. Goodrich Was Right All Along" Yale Nurse 3-7 Spring 1979 • "Self-Care: A New Way of Dealing With Persistent Realities" Vital Signs 17(3):5 April-May 1979.
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• "Nurses NOW: A Model ofWorksite Organizing" (letter) Nursing Forum 16(3,4):343-345 1977 • "Staffing Through Temporary Help Agencies" Supervisor Nurse 8(12):19-20, 23, 25-26 December 1977 • "Staffing Through Temporary Help Agencies" reprinted in Rowland, Howard S. and Beatrice L. Rowland Nursing Administration Handbook Chapter 30 472-474 Germantown, MD Aspen Systems Corporation 1980 • "Staffing Through Temporary Help Agencies" reprinted in Rowland, Howard S. and Beatrice L. Rowland Hospital Management: A Guide to Departments Chapter 5 179-181 Germantown, MD Aspen Systems Corporation 1984 • 'Women- Our Stake in Health Care in Allegheny County" Synthesis 3(11):11-12 July-August 1976 • "The Care and Feeding of Father" Parents Magazine 49(5):36-37, 57-58 May 1974 • "Free Clinics Change the Scene" American Journal of Nursing 74(2):284-288 February 1974 • "I Could Have Been Somebody'' (letter) Yale Alumni Magazine 37(2):8,17-18 November 1973.
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Unpublished manuscripts, c. 1976-1985.
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Scope and Contents note

The section consists of additional printed materials and research Dr. Amenta collected during her career and are related to her research inquires. Items also include newsletters from various hospice and healthcare organizations both locally and nationally.

• Facing Death with the Patient – An On-going Contract by Dr. Vincent Hunt • Fulton, Brantner, “Dialogue on Death” • Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth, Stages of Dying • Nighswonger, Rev. Carl, Religious Faith and Death – Implications • Literature Search (National Library of Medicine no. 79-8: Hospices Jan. 1966 through May 1979) • Notes to Myself by: Hugh Prather (poem) • Thanatology by: Avery D. Weisman, M.D. (Psychiatry and other specialties) • The Hospice by: Marilyn Gilman “Make Today Count” • Hospice designed keyed to program goals by Louis Valentour • Hospice – architect’s blueprint • A Better Way of Dying: Hospices Help Ease the Pain & Fear of the Terminally Ill • An Analysis of Catholic-Sponsored Hospices by: Edward J. Spillane, PhD • Building a Better Way to die by: Ann Egerton • Hospice in North Carolina Background and Unanswered Questions by Bill Griffin & Dan Blazer • Mercy Hospice: A Hospital-Based Program – St. John’s Hospital, Oxnard, Ca by: Richard P. Ames, David Mineau, & Kathy Petrushevich • Texas Agency Marks Ten Years of Home Care and Hospice • Hospice Nursing: Intensive Caring by: Christine Rovinski • Quality Review Bulletin v5, 5 1979.
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• The Hospice Concept (Essays by Joan Kron, Robert Buckingham, & Sylvia Lack) • Elizabeth Kubler-Ross – Playboy Interview; “Turn on, turn in, drop dead” Harper’s article 1982 • Analyzing the Hospice Market by: Charles Breindel & Timothy O’Hare • Financing and Accrediting Hospices: John A. Hackley • Hospice Care: Implications for Hospitals • Living with death: some legal considerations by Kenneth P. Cohen • Questions remain unanswered in hospice care movement • Reimbursing hospice care: A Blue Cross & Blue Shield perspective by Neil Hollander & David Ehrenfried • Hospice care for dying patient: A look at the issues by Patricia Park • Mind-heart work: caring for the dying by Helen Donovan • The Hospice Concept by William Markel • The Modern Hospice and Its Challenge to Medicine by R.W. Luxton • The Nurse and the Dying Patient by Mary Ann Cleary • The U.S. Hospice Movement: Issues in Development by Marian Osterweis • Communications in the treatment of cancer • When the patient is dying: Home Care for the Child • Focus: current issues in medical ethics • Emotional problems of patients with cancer: nursing intervention • Grief, a part of living by Virginia Barckley • The convent of cancer by Marilyn Gilman.
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A Preliminary Investigation of Losing the Loved Other through Death (Charles Brice).
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On death, dying, and terminality: today, yesterday and tomorrow by Thomas Halper; Kubler-Ross – What is it like to be dying?.
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Chicago Tribune Course by Newspaper series, 1979.
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Article, “Characteristics of Hospice Programs in the United States”.
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25th Anniversary Medicare Hospice Benefit- Newsline magazine, Mar 2007.
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Final Report, Regional Planning for Day Care Services, Aug 1975.
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Hospice Care & Practitioners in Aging (book), June 1986.
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Delphi Survey The Hospice Journal.
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Miscellaneous Articles, 1984.
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Criterion measures of hospice care: a research proposal, Oct 1979.
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Pediatric information booklet East Suburban Health Center.
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Printed Articles.
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Summary Report of Minigrant – Program Development 1978-79 Staff Training – The Patient with Terminal Illness by: Thomas Haver, Professor of Psychology William Patterson College.
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Newspaper articles and reprints on Forbes Hospice.
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Notes Palliative care, drugs and usage articles.
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Notes on hospices and operations, organization, finances, etc. articles.
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Review of Tapes: How Could I Not Be Among You (Ted Rosenthal); The Death of Ivan Illych; A Time to Cry – Living with Death (good bereavement); ESHCC – TelMed Tape.
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Misc: NHO brochures.
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Hospice connection newsletter (missing volumes), May-Dec 1982.
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Thanatology today, May 1979-Dec 1981.
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Hospice letter, May 1979-July 1982.
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Sharing – Forbes Hospice Newsletter (incomplete series), Aug 1980-May 1982.
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Hospice Program Characteristics Form 1980; AIDS Care: Basic Reference Information for the Preparation of Community AIDS Plans 1987; The Hospice as a Social Health Care Institution 1978.
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Fanfare newsletter & 1diskette, Summer 1990- Fall 1998.
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Reviews newsletter (various issues), 1992-1997.
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Hospice Nursing Newsletter (incomplete series), Jan 1982-Aug 1985.
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Network Newsletters, Nov 1980- July 1986.
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Newsletter, California Hospice Report, Dec 1983 & 1984.
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Vital Signs, District 6 PA Nurses Association, Dec 1976- Dec 1987.
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Pediatric Hospice Care: What Helps by Belinda B. Martin, 1989.
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AIDS Home Care and Hospice Manual.
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2nd Annual HIV Nursing Faculty Institute conference packet, 1993.
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Nursing and the HIV Epidemic: National Action Agenda, Proceedings, 1989.
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Sharing newsletter, Forbes Hospice, 1979-1981.
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