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Key Concepts in Palliative Care

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November 2010 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Do you need a succinct introduction to the key theories and principles of palliative care and their application to practice?

Key Concepts in Palliative Care provides just this in a compact, fifty-concept guide to the field. Taking account of the government's "End of Life Care Strategy", contributors set out the key issues affecting practice across a range of health and social care contexts.

The book covers topics ranging from dying and death to symptom management and spiritual care, backed up with practical examples. Each entry comprises:

o a snapshot definition of the topic

o key points

o a discussion of the main debates

o links to practice through thought-provoking case histories, and

o suggestions for further reading.

Key Concepts in Palliative Care is an ideal text and handy source of reference for health and social care professionals who are developing their knowledge and skills in palliative care.


Moyra A Baldwin and Jan Woodhouse
Introduction
Helen Fruin
Agencies: Resources for Adults with a Palliative Care Need in the UK
Moyra A Baldwin
Attributes of Palliative Caring
Virginia C Williams
Caring for the Adult: 'A Reversal of Roles'
Sheila Payne
Caring for the Carers
Yvonne Flood
Caring for the Child with Palliative Care Needs
Victoria Ridgway
Caring for the Older Person
Amanda Humphreys and Pat Rose
Caring for Young People
Jan Woodhouse
Communication
Jill McCarthy
Concept of Death
Richard Griffith
Coronial Process
Shirley Firth
Cultural Issues in Palliative Care
Jane Quigley
Death
John Costello
Environment of Care: Palliative Care within the Acute Hospital Care Ward
Peter Hartland
Finance Issues and the Organization of Palliative Care
Jan Woodhouse
Financial Aspects for Patients and Carers
Jan Woodhouse
Funerals
Moyra A Baldwin and Jan Woodhouse
Good Death
Lynda Prescott
The Globalization of Palliative Care
Moyra A Baldwin and Joanne Greenwood
Holism
Moyra A Baldwin
Hospice Movement and Evolution of Palliative Care
Dion Smyth
Information Technology
Barbara Beard
Legal and Ethical Issues in Palliative Care
Jan Woodhouse
Loss, Grief and Bereavement
Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead
Marginalized Groups
Moyra A Baldwin
Multidisciplinary Teams
Natalie A Pattison
Organ Donation
Steve Kirk
Organizational Management of Palliative Care
Debbie Wyatt
Palliative Care and the Person with Cancer
Sue Read
Palliative Care for the Person with a Learning Disability
Catherine Black and Julie Bailey-McHale
Palliative Care and the Person with Mental Ill-Health
Andrea Dean
Palliative Care and the Person with a Non-Cancer Diagnosis
Karen Manford-Walley
Palliative Care Education
Stephanie Neill and Dorothy Carter
Patient Choices and Preferences in Palliative Care
Mzwandile A Mabhala
Policy Drivers
Jill McCarthy
Quality Assurance and Palliative Care
Sue Phillips
Reactions of Patients and Carers
Claire Jones and Adrian Bunnell
Rehabilitation in Palliative Care
Catherine Black
Research in Palliative Care
Jan Woodhouse
Resources and Information: Looking for Answers
Moyra A Baldwin and Jan Woodhouse
Sexuality
Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead
Stigma
Joy Parkes and Sue Padmore
Symptom Management: Complementary and Alternative Medicine/Integrated Health
Catherine Black
Symptom Management: Common Symptoms
Catherine Black
Symptom Management: Difficult/Complex Symptoms
Catherine Black
Symptom Management: Emergencies
Richard Latten, John Ellershaw and Deborah Murphy
Symptom Management: The Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP)
Reverend Ian M Delinger
Spirituality
Jan Woodhouse
Stress and Palliative Care
Sonya Currey, Janice Foster and Virginia C Williams
Technology: Equipment Procurement
Moyra A Baldwin and Joanne Greenwood
Value of Life

An excellent companion to those studying palliative care at pre and post-registration levels as well as those new to clinical practice in many disciplines.

Ibadete Fetahu
NursingTimes.net

A concise text book with good use of case studies to emphasise key points .

Tania Blackmore
Department of Health & Social Care, Greenwich University
November 25, 2014

excellent fits in well with module may put it on for essential reading

Heulwen Morgan-Samuel
Department of Cancer Care, Swansea Univ.
July 7, 2014

Recommended for students on the care of the child with cancer module. A useful text to introduce pre -reg students to the concept of palliative care

Mrs Angela Newby
School of Nursing and Caring Sciences, University of Central Lancashire
February 16, 2014

I have found this book to be very useful in supporting Nursing staff with understanding the concepts of end of life care

Mrs Cheryl Brewerton
Medical Directorate, Heart of England NHS Teaching Trust
December 8, 2013

A great resourse for those working in or studying palliative care. Provides theory and application to practice.

Miss Nyree Kendall
Dept of Health & Social Studies, Bolton University
November 7, 2013

Useful book and students will use it for their wide reading

Dr Brian Nyatanga
Institute of Health and Society, Worcester University
March 6, 2013

Very good for a range of modules

Mrs Nikki Whitehouse
Education Department, Compton Hospice Education centre
September 6, 2012

The layout of the book is quite good in a way that I can use it in the classroom for students to get more understanding palliative care. It has included case studies, definition, application and discussion. Hence, easy to adopt

Ms Wai Luscombe
Learning services, NEWTEC
July 20, 2012

An excellent read, that gives a good overview of key palliative ideas in todays society

Mrs Nadia Dossa
other, Thames Valley University
October 3, 2011

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