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Advancing Nursing Practice in Cancer and Palliative Care

Advancing Nursing Practice in Cancer and Palliative Care

ISBN: 9780333777664
Published by: Palgrave Macmillan

This volume critically explores and analyses the themes and pragmatics of advancing nursing practice in relation to cancer and palliative care. Each chapter considers key elements of advanced practice in terms of conceptual, practical and organizational themes.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Care of the Dying

Care of the Dying

ISBN: 9780198509332
Published by: Oxford University Press

This unique book provides guidelines for the care of the dying based on the Liverpool Integrated Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP). Developed at a hospice, the information can be disseminated and adapted to fit different settings such as hospitals and nursing homes.The LCP is a multi-professional document that incorporates evidence based practice and appropriate guidelines related to care of the dying. It provides a template that describes the process of care generally delivered in a clinical situ... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Cicely Saunders

Cicely Saunders

ISBN: 9780198570530
Published by: Oxford University Press

Covers a selection of the author's most important writings. The author established St Christopher's Hospice to recognise the unmet needs of dying patients in hospital. She also conceived an approach to dealing with a variety of symptoms and suffering often experienced by patients with progressive debilitating disease.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Compassionate Cities

Compassionate Cities

ISBN: 9780415367738
Published by: Taylor & Francis Ltd

This is a book for practitioners who want to include end-of-life care issues or community development and health promotion ideas in their practices, and for anyone interested in social sciences, public health and end-of-life care. It argues that the integration of death, loss and compassion into contemporary public health ideas may address its limits and criticisms and help to create practical policies for future domestic and international well-being.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Counselling Skills in Palliative Care

Counselling Skills in Palliative Care

ISBN: 9780335203123
Published by: Open University Press

Aimed at people working in palliative care, helping patients and families to manage and live with chronic and progressive illnesses where treatment is no longer aimed at a cure. This book discusses the place of counselling skills using an integrative biopsychosocial model of family systems medicine.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Death, Dying and Social Differences

Death, Dying and Social Differences

ISBN: 9780198527756
Published by: Oxford University Press

Death, Dying, and Social Differences addresses the social context of the care of dying people. It focuses on the much neglected area of the social aspects of death and dying and highlights the key ways that health and social care professionals who provide and of the care can respond most appropriately to those from a variety of social circumstances and communities it speaks about best professional practice that can balance the inequalities in society's structures and their consequences for the dying and the... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

ISBN: 9781843105169
Published by: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts describes a range of programmes pioneered by artists, writers, nurses, musicians, therapists, social workers, and chaplains in palliative care settings. These range from simple painting and writing activities to organized communal activities like writing and performing a play.The arts are shown to offer a means to reflect on memories, hopes, fears and anxieties, and explore the emotional, spiritual, and psychological issues which can aid a fuller understanding of o... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Education in Palliative Care: Building a Culture of Learning

Education in Palliative Care: Building a Culture of Learning

ISBN: 9780198569855
Published by: Oxford University Press

Giving a global view of palliative care education, this book offers theoretical and practical insights, along with specific suggestions for developing knowledge and skills for teaching. It also contains accounts of important contextual matters which influence the range and quality of palliative care education.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Emergencies in Palliative and Supportive Care

Emergencies in Palliative and Supportive Care

ISBN: 9780198567226
Published by: Oxford University Press

Provides a practical guide to emergency situations encountered in palliative care practice. Split in two sections, this book explores how patients with life-limiting illnesses such as cancer and AIDS normally present, and looks at the reversibility of their condition. It also provides a detailed approach to specific clinical conditions, and more.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Handbook of Advanced Cancer Care

Handbook of Advanced Cancer Care

ISBN: 9780521010436
Published by: Cambridge University Press

This accessible, authoritative handbook covers the range of problems carers encounter looking after cancer patients at the end of life.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Handbook of Palliative Care

Handbook of Palliative Care

ISBN: 9781405121125
Published by: Blackwell Publishing Ltd

This handbook is a practical and comprehensive introduction to the field of palliative care. It provides clear insight into many of the complex issues that arise in the delivery of palliative care and will be an invaluable resource to all disciplines involved in palliative care in hospital, hospice and community settings.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

ISBN: 9780199206803
Published by: Oxford University Press

This book presents a review of hospice and palliative care development across Africa, conducted by a team of researchers at the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK. Using an approach specially designed for resource-poor settings, the project collected information against an agreed template to allow comparisons to be made between countries and regions. The resulting analysis gives insights into the challenges, opportunities, and successes faced by hospice and palliative ca... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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In Your Own Time

In Your Own Time

ISBN: 9780198509752
Published by: Oxford University Press

A compassionate and practical guide for anyone affected by serious illness. This text should empower patients - in hosptial or at home - with the information they need to maintain the highest possible quality of life in their final days.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Journeys into Palliative Care

Journeys into Palliative Care

ISBN: 9781843100300
Published by: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A collection of accounts exploring the personal and professional experiences of palliative care workers. The contributors, who are based at hospices, demonstrate the positive impact of reflective practice for families and individuals who have experienced or are experiencing bereavement.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Matters of Life and Death

Matters of Life and Death

ISBN: 9781846190964
Published by: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd

In this extraordinary book Iona Heath draws on her experience as a general practitioner to select and comment on a collection of passages concerning death and dying, and to consider the essential nature of general practice.In Matters of Life and Death Heath Illuminates the process for professionals and lay readers, and stimulates consideration of approaches to improved care at the end of life. Her renowned work The Mystery of General Practice (which has been unavailable for some time), considers the comp... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Medicine and Care of the Dying: A Modern History

Medicine and Care of the Dying: A Modern History

ISBN: 9780195175486
Published by: Oxford University Press, USA

It seems that modern medicine has put the cure of bodies before the care of persons. Some scholars attribute this to a metaphysical heritage of dualism and reductionism. This heritage has become problematic in the modern age when waning belief in a divine order leaves the individual self as the bearer of meaning. At the same time, knowledge about nature and society has been increasing at such an accelerated pace, it has become even more difficult to develop a unified secular worldview. When the dying self c... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Nursing Support for Families of Dying Patients

Nursing Support for Families of Dying Patients

ISBN: 9781861562708
Published by: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

When a patient has an advanced illness considerable demands are placed on the whole family. Whilst coping with their own profound emotions close relatives commonly have to support their loved ones through a range of treatments as the disease progresses through stages of remission and recurrence until finally, a shift to a wholly palliative mode of treatment must be faced. In such situations family roles and relationships are likely to be disrupted and family members' coping resources can be stretched to the... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Nursing the Dying Patient

Nursing the Dying Patient

ISBN: 9780333980835
Published by: Palgrave Macmillan

Illustrated with case studies that demonstrate how the themes of the book can be applied in practice, Nursing the Dying Patient encourages readers to reflect on the research findings and to formulate their own ideas about caring for dying patients. It draws attention to the importance of death and dying in contemporary society and the differences and similarities between institutional and home care settings.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Oncology for Palliative Medicine

ISBN: 9780192628114
Published by: Oxford University Press

The new edition of this popular book continues to provide comprehensive coverage of cancer management aimed at palliative care professionals. The opening chapters describe the principles that lied behind surgical, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy treatments for cancer. Further chapters look in details at different cancers, their aetiology, pathology, and management pathways. The book goes on to consider the effects of advanced or metastatic cancer at various sites in the body, with emphasis on the pathophysio... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

ISBN: 9780198508977
Published by: Oxford University Press

Based on the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, this book covers similar topics in a concise format for professionals who need key information for their daily care of patients. It offers advice on managing symptoms, with information on the key physical, emotional and spiritual issues often encountered in patients with terminal illness.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children

ISBN: 9780198526537
Published by: Oxford University Press

Identifying the medical, psychological and practical issues of caring for terminally ill children and their families, this guide promotes a model of care that addresses the complex and multifaceted needs of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

ISBN: 9780198566984
Published by: Oxford University Press

Focuses on the practice of palliative medicine, designed for doctors, nurses, and other practitioners. This book provides coverage of ethical issues, communication, research, patient evaluation and outcome measures, the principles of drug use, symptom management, and the management of pain.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Palliative and End-of-Life Care

ISBN: 9781416030799
Published by: Elsevier Health Sciences

Provides clinicians with the guidelines and tools necessary to provide quality, evidenced-based care to patients with life-limiting illness. This text describes the care and management of patients with advanced disease throughout the disease trajectory, extending from diagnosis of advanced disease until death.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Palliative Care and Learning Disabilities

Palliative Care and Learning Disabilities

ISBN: 9781856422185
Published by: Mark Allen Group

Aimed at practitioners, service managers and policy makers. It also helps to transfer knowledge between the learning disability and palliative care 'communities' and play a part in helping people with learning disabilities to access high quality services at the end of their lives.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Palliative Care Consultations in Head and Neck Cancer

Palliative Care Consultations in Head and Neck Cancer

ISBN: 9780198530749
Published by: Oxford University Press, USA

Designed to give the busy clinician practical advice on problems which may arise in the treatment of patients with head and neck cancer, this book covers both the physical and psychological needs of patients with this distressing disease. It provides clinical guidance on how to deal with difficult symptoms related to specific cancer sites.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Palliative Care for Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Palliative Care for Infants, Children, and Adolescents

ISBN: 9780801880056
Published by: Johns Hopkins University Press

Palliative care for terminally ill adults is receiving growing recognition as a major component in medical care. Yet far less is known or understood about the needs of infants and children with life-limiting conditions.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Palliative Care for South Asians, Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs

Palliative Care for South Asians, Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs

ISBN: 9781856422772
Published by: Mark Allen Group

This book aims to describe the needs of palliative care patients from south Asia minority ethnic and faith traditions. Chapters include: understanding diversity in context, palliative care needs of south Asians - similarities and differences; Muslims; Hindus; language of religious symbolism.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

ISBN: 9780198570486
Published by: Oxford University Press

Although ALS (motor neurone disease) is rare, the effects on the person, their family, and carers are profound. This practical guide is for health and social care professionals involved in the care of people with ALS. It enables the standard of care to be as high as possible, and helps the quality of life of those involved to be maintained.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Palliative Care, Social Work and Service Users

Palliative Care, Social Work and Service Users

ISBN: 9781843104650
Published by: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This unique book provides a rare look at social work and palliative care from the perspective of service users. It is the first to investigate specialist palliative care social work from this viewpoint.Drawing on new original research, the authors examine service users' experiences of social work and palliative care, tracking their journeys through it and exploring the care they receive and the effects of culture and difference through their first-hand comments and ideas. The writers link service users'... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Palliative Medicine

Palliative Medicine

ISBN: 9780198528326
Published by: Oxford University Press

The second edition of Palliative Medicine - a case-based manual combines the personal experience of physicians with the collective wisdom of colleagues, integrating their clinical acumen and research findings in chapters considering the major problems in palliative care. The book uses a series of cases to illustrate critical points in palliative medicine. The case studies have been carefully chosen to reflect real life clinical practice. The contributors illustrate, through the case studies, the desired ski... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Patient Participation in Palliative Care

Patient Participation in Palliative Care

ISBN: 9780198515814
Published by: Oxford University Press

Patient participation and user involvement are central to current thinking about the effective delivery of desired healthcare outcomes. This book addresses key aspects in the provision of patient-centred palliative care and tracks significant developments in user involvement.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Recognizing Spiritual Needs in People Who are Dying

Recognizing Spiritual Needs in People Who are Dying

ISBN: 9780198525110
Published by: Oxford University Press

Based on the author's time spent with 25 patients at St Christopher's Hospice in South London. This book aims to help carers understand and recognise spiritual issues even when religious language is not used. It deals with death, dying, the experiences of patients and the relief of spiritual pain by looking at patient stories and behaviour.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Reflections on Palliative Care

Reflections on Palliative Care

ISBN: 9780335194544
Published by: Open University Press

Drawing on a range of sources, as well as empirical studies, this book offers a set of reflections on the development of palliative care and its place within a wider social context. It is useful for practitioners, policy makers, teachers and students involved in palliative care or concerned about death, dying and life-limiting illness.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Research Methods in Palliative Care

Research Methods in Palliative Care

ISBN: 9780198530251
Published by: Oxford University Press, USA

Research methods in palliative care is the first book on research methods to be written specifically on this subject. It has been edited by four academics with acknowledged expertise and international reputations in this field. It encompasses methods used in both clinical and health services research in palliative care, with sections on clinical, epidemiological, survey, and qualitative research, as well as a section covering skills needed in any research project. Each chapter provides readers with an up to... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care

Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care

ISBN: 9781843101819
Published by: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Emphasising the importance of responding holistically to families and recognising their spiritual and cultural needs, this book enables professionals to provide appropriate support and services to families at all stages of the child's illness and the bereavement.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

ISBN: 9780192631411
Published by: Oxford University Press

Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease includes non-malignant conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary tuberculosis and AIDS, ventilator-dependent patients and cystic fibrosis as well as cancer. It focuses on aetiology and diagnosis and management, emphasizing symptoms, quality of life, and psychosocial support. The underlying theme of the book is the application of modern research-based knowledge, in a humane way, for patients with advancing disease.It is aimed primarily at sp... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Teamwork in Palliative Care

Teamwork in Palliative Care

ISBN: 9780198567745
Published by: Oxford University Press

Teamwork is a complex but essential component of palliative care. This book explores the different aspects of team working in palliative care. It concludes with one important question - do we know if teams are the most effective way of providing care? It is suitable for reappraising the importance of collaborative teamwork.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Common Sense Guide to Improving Palliative Care

The Common Sense Guide to Improving Palliative Care

ISBN: 9780195310412
Published by: Oxford University Press

Provides a how-to introduction to quality improvement in palliative care. Each chapter in this work features a case study that illustrates how successful quality improvement teams work; and also includes ideas for change that most groups can put into practice.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Dying Soul

The Dying Soul

ISBN: 9780335200535
Published by: Open University Press

Aiming to explore the concepts, issues and practical implications of spirituality in care, this book describes how spirituality is experienced, and looks at the impact of terminal illness. It also argues that if we are to recognize spirituality as a significant aspect of living and dying, then care providers must develop an effective approach.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Future for Palliative Care

The Future for Palliative Care

ISBN: 9780335157648
Published by: Open University Press

The independent hospice movement has done a great deal to promote care standards. But many issues remain unsolved. Drawing on a variety of disciplines and specialties in medicine, nursing and the social sciences, this volume explores the palliative care, paying particular attention to the relationship between policy and practice.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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The Syringe Driver

The Syringe Driver

ISBN: 9780198566939
Published by: Oxford University Press

Health care professionals working in palliative care will find this highly practical book provides a wealth of information about drug compatibilities and the use of the syringe driver. The reader is presented with an overview of syringe drivers and continuous subcutaneous infusions followed by referenced information about most drugs that are likely to be encountered.The Syringe Driver will prove to be an essential source of information for doctors, nurses, and pharmacists who work in palliative medicine.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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When Treatment Fails

When Treatment Fails

ISBN: 9780195156126
Published by: Oxford University Press

In addition to a discussion of questions surrounding whether to withhold or withdraw curative treatments, this book explores the crucial concerns of those medical practitioners who care for dying children.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Why is it So Difficult to Die?

Why is it So Difficult to Die?

ISBN: 9781856420464
Published by: Mark Allen Group

This work offers a practical hands on approach to helping people deal with the traumatic events surrounding loss, grief, death and bereavement. Real-lfe examples are used to show how certain strategies can have a positive impact upon people experiencing grief.... Read more at Blackwells or Read more at Amazon

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Work-based Learning in Cancer and Palliative Care

Work-based Learning in Cancer and Palliative Care

ISBN: 9781856422352
Published by: Quay Books

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