Development of Hospices
WHEREAS, hospice is a concept of comprehensive team care for those who are terminally ill and their loved ones, combining the services of professionals and trained volunteers to provide care twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and continuing through the bereavement period; and
WHEREAS, there are at present over 130 groups throughout the United States and Canada that are working to develop humane, compassionate care programs which will cooperate closely with existing services to enable people to die where they choose;
BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1978 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association recognizes the importance of the addition of hospice care to the health care delivery systems in the United States and Canada; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this Assembly urges the Unitarian Universalists to give all possible aid and support to the development of hospice care in their communities.