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Hospice in America

Josefina Magno

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152 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 0.7in.Josefina B. Magno, M. D was the First Executive Director of the National Hospice Organization of the United States (NHO). During her lifetime, hospices and palliative care services grew to over 8000 in 100 countries many with her help. Jo Magno recalls for us the inspiring stories of her childhood, marriage, becoming a widow, and surviving cancer - all steps leading her to become a hospice physician. She remembers her first patients - Ruth, Florence, Eugene and others. She recounts the struggles and obstacles she overcame with the wonderful volunteers and staff and friends she worked with in Northern Virginia, Michigan, Texas, and around the world to pioneer changes in care for the terminally ill. Jos Catholic faith sustained her and gave her courage in her work and personal life. She attributed any success to God and the inspiration of the saints she loved- Saint Josemaria Escriva and Saint Joseph - to whom she dedicated all her work. What an amazing story of faith and accomplishment. On Capital Hospices 30th anniversary and on behalf of the over 50, 000 patients cared for, we celebrate and appreciate Jos inspiration. -Malene Davis, President and CEO of Capital Hospice This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780595456512

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Title: Hospice in America

Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.

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Josefina B. Magno, M.D was the First Executive Director of the National Hospice Organization of the United States (NHO). During her lifetime, hospices and palliative care services grew to over 8000 in 100 countries ? many with her help. "Jo" Magno recalls for us the inspiring stories of her childhood, marriage, becoming a widow, and surviving cancer - all steps leading her to become a hospice physician. She remembers her first patients - Ruth, Florence, Eugene and others. She recounts the struggles and obstacles she overcame with the wonderful volunteers and staff and friends she worked with in Northern Virginia, Michigan, Texas, and around the world to pioneer changes in care for the terminally ill. Jo's Catholic faith sustained her and gave her courage in her work and personal life. She attributed any success to God and the inspiration of the saints she loved- Saint Josemaria Escriva and Saint Joseph - to whom she dedicated all her work. "What an amazing story of faith and accomplishment. On Capital Hospice's 30th anniversary and on behalf of the over 50,000 patients cared for, we celebrate and appreciate Jo's inspiration." -Malene Davis, President and CEO of Capital Hospice

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Jo Magno, Filipina born physician fought for legislative, medical, and insurance changes in treatment of terminally ill patients. After surviving breast cancer, she studied hospice care in England and Montreal then brought these lessons to the United States. Her faith and medical training made her an inspirational pioneer for hospice.

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