Hospice Care and Practitioners in Aging
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Hospice Care and Practitioners in Aging by Simson, Sharon, ed

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Published by Hahnemann University in Philadelphia .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Prepared under contract Number 853009 from the Department of Aging of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1986.

StatementSharon Simson, Ph.D. editor
The Physical Object
Paginationreport (55 p.) and cover letter.
Number of Pages55
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24727390M

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