“Pioneers of Hospice shares the remarkable journey of the evolution of hospice care in the U.S. in the words of those who were at the forefront of what surely is one of the most significant grassroots movements of the Twentieth Century. The work we do today and that will continue to evolve in the future is brilliantly explored in this powerful film.” – John Mastrojohn, III, COO & Executive VP, NHPCO
The Birth of Modern Hospice
Pioneers of Hospice is a rare living testament to the history and challenges pioneers in the field of end-of-life-care faced while shaping hospice care as we know it today. It is recounted by the pioneers themselves in their own words. The film offers excellent context and a thorough introduction to hospice staff, volunteer trainees, and anyone interesting in the origins of the hospice movement.
Pioneers of Hospice Excerpt