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Palliative Care

Palliative Care Book
Author : Kathryn M. Boog,Claire Y. Tester
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0443103801
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book encourages health professionals to reconceptualise their practice in the light of the fact that their patients are deteriorating and dying, supporting them in their dichotomous role which involves affirming that person's life whilst acknowledging that that life is ending. Professionals are encouraged to think laterally, to be creative in their use of their core skills, and to use their life skills and experience to change the focus of their interventions. By making these changes, those involved with caring for the dying will be able to address issues related to burnout and feeling de-skilled. The authors share their considerable experience with the reader - what works for both patient and carer/professional when working in this field. By providing workable solutions, they empower those in disempowering situations, such as when working with terminally ill children and adults. The book is truly holistic and client-centred in its approach, upholding the philosophy of palliative care. Aimed at all who interact with children and adults who have a life-limiting condition or who are dying Offers practical examples of approaches to dilemmas and emotional issues commonly face by those working in palliative care Encourages professionals to think laterally, to be creative in their use of core skills, and to use their life skills and experience to change the focus of their interventions Moves the emphasis away from the medical model to the emotional and spiritual influences on quality of life Offers clear, workable guidelines and demonstrates practical solutions, based on proven theory and experience, to problems encountered on a day-to-day basis by patients and those coming into contact with them

A Practical Guide to Palliative Care

A Practical Guide to Palliative Care Book
Author : Jerry L. Old,Daniel Swagerty
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780781763431
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Designed for easy use at the bedside, this manual contains the practical information health care professionals need to provide optimal end-of-life care. The book presents a multidimensional, holistic approach to assessment and management of the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Topics covered include cultural diversity in end-of-life care; communicating with patients and families; predicting life expectancy; terminal care; non-pain symptom management; pain control; palliative interventions; pediatric palliative care; record keeping; and ethics. The succinct, user-friendly presentation features bullet points and numerous quick-reference tables. Each chapter includes an "In a Nutshell" summary of key points.

EBOOK A Practical Guide to End of Life Care

EBOOK  A Practical Guide to End of Life Care Book
Author : Clair Sadler
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Release : 2015-09-16
ISBN : 0335263577
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Are you involved in caring for people at the end of their life? Do you have a role in supporting the families of those who are dying, or is this an area of your work you find personally difficult? This book is an accessible guide for all those working in health or social care and caring for people at the end of their lives. This will include people in roles such as healthcare assistant, hospice worker, volunteer, nurse or other carers. Written by experts with extensive experience in delivering high quality end of life care, this book is full of real life examples, reflection exercises and case studies. It also includes insights into what can help make a good death, and how to help support families at the end of life.The easy to read chapters emphasise treating people who are dying with dignity using a person centred approach. The book supports the delivery of quality care by recognising physical and non-physical symptoms, and thinking about various emotional and physical needs people might have. It is also important that care givers look after themselves and advice is given on how best to do this. An essential purchase for anyone looking for guidance or support in this area, and suitable for those working in the community, care homes, hospices, hospitals or other settings where people are cared for. With a Foreword from Dr. Ros Taylor, MBE, National Director for Hospice Care, Hospice UK. “This is a beautifully presented learning tool to support the delivery of end of life care. I particularly like the ‘signposts’ which reinforce the intention of the book to enable ‘carers’ to apply what they read to their role in practice.” Liz Bryan, Director of Education and Training, St Christopher's Hospice, UK "This book is a very welcome addition to the literature on end of life care, as it does exactly what it says – it is a practical guide. It is written by an inter-professional group of clinical experts who have managed to create a concise, accessible resource which would be perfect for carers, volunteers, Health Care Support Workers or health care student working in any clinical setting who wants to make a difference for individuals approaching the end of their lives. The book addresses all of the important aspects of care at this crucial time, including attitudes to death and dying, communication issues, common physical and psycho-social symptoms, and care in the last hours of life. The case studies of three individuals are threaded throughout the book and are an excellent way to illustrate theoretical content and demonstrate its clinical application. The glossary of terms is particularly useful for a non-specialist audience, as are the resources for further reading. I particularly welcome the use of ‘signposts’ to different activities at key points which encourage the reader to reflect and apply the knowledge to their own situation. I highly recommend this book to any individual who wants to develop their confidence and competence in this challenging, but critically important area of care." Mick Coughlan, Programme Leader, The Royal Marsden School, UK "I found the chapters easy to read and the link to a case study really brought the words ‘to life’. The chapter on self-care was helpful – this is an area hospice managers are having to focus on in detail as our staff strive to maintain the high levels of quality care hospices are renowned for with compassion and dignity . Giving emotional support throughout a shift to patients, families and colleagues can lead to a feeling of ‘exhaustion’ and ‘fatigue’, which if not recognised and addressed leads to time off sick and a feeling of being ’powerless’ for staff . Healthcare professionals must recognise this as well as their managers, who then need to provide different levels of interventions that staff can access – as described in the book. I think all palliative care libraries should have this book on their shelves and perhaps it could be a ‘core’ reading book for training. I also used it on the ward to discuss with nurses – it’s not that what is written is necessarily new but it is well written, concise and relevant. I feel this book would be very useful for those new to palliative care as well as those studying the subject. Relating theory to practice is always powerful and for new nurses and other healthcare professionals this provides context and meaning." Clodagh Sowton, Director of Patient Services, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, UK "This is a welcome book to the field of end of life care. This practical guide is accessible and is an excellent bridge between the ‘Lay Person’ and those health care professionals caring for the individual as they approach the end of life. The authors present their subject areas in a most readable and engaging style. While reviewing the case studies (which are weaved throughout the whole book); you feel they have come from experienced carers who have had ‘lived experiences’ of end of life care. This therefore, makes the chapters much more relatable and applicable to practice and real world life. This is also a personable book and I would recommend it to health care professionals and lay persons alike- who need to address or who may require further insight into the realms of: Physical/psycho-social symptoms, communication challenges and differential perspectives on dying and death. Finally, I will also be directing students of healthcare towards this impressive, insightful book." Robert Murphy, Senior Lecturer - Adult Nursing, London South Bank University, UK "The material covered is very helpful and the range of authors has been well selected from individuals who are active in clinical practice. The book is practical and clear, and Clair deserves high praise for the contribution it will make to clinicians seeking to improve their palliative care knowledge and skills." Professor Max Watson, Medical Director Northern Ireland Hospice, Visiting Professor University of Ulster, UK

Palliative care

Palliative care Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9780646151694
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Palliative Care Nursing

Palliative Care Nursing Book
Author : Marianne Matzo, PhD, APRN-CNP, FPCN, FAAN,Deborah Witt Sherman, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FAAN
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2018-06-28
ISBN : 0826127193
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“This 5th edition is an important achievement; it is a symbol of commitment to the field of palliative nursing, where we have been and where we are going.” - Betty Rolling Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN From the Foreword The aging population has only grown since the first edition of this comprehensive and seminal publication nearly 20 years ago. Based on the need to humanize rather than medicalize the illness experience for patients, this text delves into palliative care beyond the specific diseases affecting the patient. Instead, content focuses on the whole person and family. Palliative patients struggle with chronic, debilitating, and painful conditions, and grapple with the fact that life as they knew it has already passed away. Families and friends reciprocally suffer, not knowing how to help and therefore become the secondary victims of the disease. This is not the challenge of a lone nurse, or a single physician, therapist, or social worker. Rather, palliative and hospice care requires the expertise and unique roles of an interprofessional team to help the patient and family strengthen their resilience, continue to find meaning and purpose in life, and cure what can be cured. Palliative Care Nursing, Fifth Edition, delivers advanced empirical, aesthetic, ethical and personal knowledge. This new edition brings an increased focus on outcomes, benchmarking progress, and goals of care. It expounds upon the importance of the cross-disciplinary collaboration introduced in the previous edition. Every chapter in Sections I, II, and III includes content written by a non-nursing member of the interprofessional team. Based on best-evidence and clinical practice guidelines, this text presents comprehensive, targeted interventions responsive to the needs of palliative and hospice patients and family. Each chapter contains compassionate, timely, appropriate, and cost-effective care for diverse populations across the illness trajectory. Key Features The expanded new edition offers current, comprehensive, one-stop source of highly-relevant clinical information on palliative care Life-span approach: age-appropriate nursing considerations (e.g. geriatric, pediatric and family) Includes disease-specific and symptom-specific nursing management chapters Promotes a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to palliative care Offers important legal, ethical and cultural considerations related to death and dying Case Studies with Case Study Conclusion in each clinical chapter New to The Fifth Edition: An expanded chapter on Palliative Care incorporates most up to date scope and standards, information on Basic and Advanced HPNA certification, self-reflection and self-care for nurses. A chapter on Interprofessional Collaboration Instructor Resources: Power points and Test bank

A Practical Guide to Palliative Care in Paediatrics

A Practical Guide to Palliative Care in Paediatrics Book
Author : Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service – Paediatric Palliative Care Service
Publisher : Fontaine Press Pty Ltd
Release : 2015-10-05
ISBN : 1925341402
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This ebook is a practical guide to all of the issues relating to the care of a child or young person with a life limiting condition. It aims to empower clinicians to care for children at home or as close to home as possible. It is a national resource and a major contribution towards supporting dying children and their families to have the best quality of life. Sections include psychosocial considerations, symptom management, the dying process, bereavement and ethics. New sections for this edition include perinatal palliative care and quality improvement in paediatric palliative care. The booklet includes a number of appendices including commonly used drugs and doses. The booklet where possible tries to be evidence based, and reflects best practice guidelines for the Australian and New Zealand context.

Palliative Care

Palliative Care Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9780730606185
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reflective Practice For Healthcare Professionals

Reflective Practice For Healthcare Professionals Book
Author : Taylor, Beverley
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Release : 2010-05-01
ISBN : 0335238351
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This popular book provides practical guidance for healthcare professionals wishing to reflect on their work and improve the way they undertake clinical procedures, interact with other people at work and deal with power issues. The new edition has been broadened in focus from nurses and midwives exclusively, to include all healthcare professionals.

End of Life Care

End of Life Care Book
Author : Clair Sadler
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015-09-18
ISBN : 9780335263561
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Are you involved in caring for people at the end of their life? Do you have a role in supporting the families of those who are dying, or is this an area of your work you find personally difficult? This book is an accessible guide for all those working in health or social care and caring for people at the end of their lives. This will include people in roles such as healthcare assistant, hospice worker, volunteer, nurse or other carers. Written by experts with extensive experience in delivering high quality end of life care, this book is full of real life examples, reflection exercises and case studies. It also includes insights into what can help make a good death, and how to help support families at the end of life.The easy to read chapters emphasise treating people who are dying with dignity using a person centred approach. The book supports the delivery of quality care by recognising physical and non-physical symptoms, and thinking about various emotional and physical needs people might have. It is also important that care givers look after themselves and advice is given on how best to do this. An essential purchase for anyone looking for guidance or support in this area, and suitable for those working in the community, care homes, hospices, hospitals or other settings where people are cared for. With a foreword from Dr. Ros Taylor, MBE, National Director for Hospice Care, Hospice UK. "This is a beautifully presented learning tool to support the delivery of end of life care. I particularly like the 'signposts' which reinforce the intention of the book to enable 'carers' to apply what they read to their role in practice." Liz Bryan, Director of Education and Training, St Christopher's Hospice, UK

Family Carers in Palliative Care

Family Carers in Palliative Care Book
Author : Peter Hudson,Sheila Payne
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN : 9780199216901
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Family carers often play a major role in the care of their dying relative and are prone to negative physical, social, financial and psychological outcomes. The philosophy and practice of palliative care includes not just the patient as the 'unit of care', but also the family. Consequently health and social care professionals are required to support the patient's family during their relative's illness and also during bereavement, but can find this type of supportchallenging. This book aims to provide a practical guide to family carer assessment and support and also explores key sociological, policy and research issues. The book has an international and multidisciplinary focus.

Teaching Palliative Care

Teaching Palliative Care Book
Author : David Jeffrey
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-07-27
ISBN : 1315347946
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Education of healthcare professionals is the cornerstone of specialist palliative services. This book is a practical toolbox of teaching techniques. Accessible, practical and easy to use it will encourage busy clinicians to teach by increasing their confidence in their training abilities. It provides a resource of various tools and describes how to approach teaching in a team, planning, methods and evaluation. Each chapter presents a menu of tried and tested techniques and closes with examples of lesson plans. The multidisciplinary experiences of the contributors are reflected in the book and healthcare professionals working in palliative care, hospitals, hospices or the community will find it to be essential reading.

Palliative Care An Integrated Approach

Palliative Care  An Integrated Approach Book
Author : Jenny Buckley
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-07-31
ISBN : 0470518588
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This evidence-based text brings together the theory and practice of palliative care. It examines at all aspects of palliative care i.e. psycho social, spiritual and physical in a highly practical way. The evidence base for cancer care has been developed within the Hospice Movement over the past 50 years and, in the main, it transfers across to patients dying of diseases other than cancer. The book addresses the palliative needs of any patient with any disease in any care setting, which gives it a generic approach. This is in line with current government directives. Contributions to care and treatment are considered in a multidisciplinary and complementary way.

LGBTQ Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care

LGBTQ Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care Book
Author : Kimberly D. Acquaviva
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2017-05-23
ISBN : 1939594162
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the only handbook for hospice and palliative care professionals looking to enhance their care delivery or their programs with LGBTQ-inclusive care. Anchored in the evidence, extensively referenced, and written in clear, easy-to-understand language, LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care provides clear, actionable strategies for hospice and palliative physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, and chaplains.

Assessing Older People

Assessing Older People Book
Author : Sally Garratt
Publisher : Maclennan & Petty Pty Limited
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Professional caregivers who know that holistic health care produces positive outcomes in clients and patients now have a comprehensive, easy-to-follow training guide to assessing and analyzing older people. Assessing Older People: A Practical Guide for Health Professionals draws from and clearly interprets a wealth of research on the many changes associated with aging, such as body function, mental health, nutrition, and spiritual needs. Hot-button issues such as palliative care and elder abuse are also examined compassionately and comprehensively. You will find instruments for developing cutting-edge assessment skills, including a field-tested, eight-step decision-making process model. Case studies, study questions, activities, and an abundance of charts, checklists, and screening tools facilitate self-directed learning and in-service training. The assessment techniques described are relevant whether used in the community, nursing facility, or acute care settings by professional

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient Book
Author : Philip Jevon
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-10-06
ISBN : 1444315285
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is a practical, accessible guide for nurses on the managementand care of the dying and deceased patient. It outlines thepracticalities and legal issues associated with death, theprinciples of caring for a patient who is dying, and the principlesof dealing with death, both expected and unexpected. Care of the Dying & Deceased Patient explores all thepractical issues surrounding death, including symptom control,resuscitation, organ donation, how to break bad news, thelast offices, cultural issues, post mortems and documentationissues. It also explores both the legal and ethical issuesinvolved- including withholding/withdrawing treatment, assistedeuthanasia, patient’s property, wills etc. SPECIAL FEATURES A practical guide to the management of the dying and deceasedpatient Of use to all nurses and nursing students Accessible and user-friendly Written by an expert in the field

Annual Report

Annual Report Book
Author : Queensland Health
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Annual Report book written by Queensland Health, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Palliative Care in the Acute Hospital Setting

Palliative Care in the Acute Hospital Setting Book
Author : Sara Booth,Polly Edmonds,Margaret Kendall
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2009-10-22
ISBN : 0199238928
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Based on the extensive experience of three clinicians in the area, this book provides those setting up palliative care services in hospitals with practical guidance and down to earth advice on the range of problems they might encounter.

Counseling Clients Near the End of Life

Counseling Clients Near the End of Life Book
Author : James L. Werth, Jr., PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2012-12-05
ISBN : 0826108504
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"I found this book to be a well-written, sensitively presented, and important resource for those engaged in this critical area of work. Thank you, Dr. Werth, for making such a substantial contribution to this field."--Journal of Palliative Care "[This book offers] over 20 contributors, all with impeccable credentials, covering many perspectives that we need to consider more frequently and in greater depth...There is much that awaits you in this book."--Illness, Crisis, and Loss "Counseling Clients Near the End of Life is a marvelous resource for mental health providers who are searching for useful information in areas such as the following: resolving ethical dilemmas; assisting clients in planning for the end of life; counseling caregivers of clients who are near the end of life; and assisting people in dealing with grief. The editor of this work, Dr. James Werth, has done a splendid job of gathering various experts to share their perspectives on end of life care and choices at this time of life--and he has also written an excellent chapter on counseling clients who are dying." Gerald Corey, EdD, ABPP Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling California State University, Fullerton This highly accessible guide to counseling people who are terminally ill and their families fills a critical need in the counseling literature. Written for front-line mental health professionals and counseling graduate students, the text integrates research with practical guidance. It is replete with the experiences of contributing authors who are leaders in counseling terminally ill individuals , real-life case examples, clinical pearls of wisdom, and tables of practice pointers that provide quick access to valuable knowledge. The text offers information that is requisite for all counselors who provide services to persons who are terminally ill and their families. It addresses common issues that influence different types of counseling approaches, such as how the age, ethnicity, or religion of a client affects counselor conceptualizations and actions. The book discusses how to manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, and cognitive impairment near the end of life. It explains how advance directives can be used to assist dying individuals and their loved ones. The counseling needs of family members before and after death are addressed as well as counseling loved ones experiencing complicated grief. The text also examines the particular concerns of counselors regarding self-care and the benefits of working as part of a professional team. Woven throughout are important considerations such as cultural diversity, ethical challenges, laws, and regulations; and advocacy at client and social policy levels. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of additional references for more in-depth study. Key Features: Integrates research with practical and accessible information Provides clinical ìpearlsî that can be put to use immediately Provides a reader-friendly format that includes real-life case studies and tables with important pointers Describes the counseling experiences of leading practitioners that include examples of successful and unsuccessful interventions Based on a comprehensive framework developed by a Working Group of the American Psychological Association

Palliative Care for Infants Children and Adolescents

Palliative Care for Infants  Children  and Adolescents Book
Author : Brian S. Carter,Marcia Levetown,Sarah E. Friebert
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2011-10-15
ISBN : 1421401495
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There are few things requiring more expertise, delicacy, and compassion than caring for an infant, child, or young adult with a life-limiting condition. This guide provides professionals involved in pediatric palliative and end-of-life care with comprehensive information.

Palliative Care

Palliative Care Book
Author : Jane E. Loitman,Christian T. Sinclair,Michael J. Fisch
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-06-16
ISBN : 1607615908
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A clinical case-based handbook has a role in general clinicians’ practice of caring for patients with serious or life-limiting illness. The explosion of the field of Hospice and Palliative Medicine impacts all physicians and healthcare providers. Fellowship trained s- cialists graduate in greater numbers annually. These and more seasoned specialists are now certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties as subspecialists. Research in this field is expanding in scope and quantity, and peer reviewed journals devoted to this work are multiplying. Moreover, peer reviewed journals in primary care and other subspecialties of medicine regularly include papers that focus on end-of-life care, quality of life issues, and symptom management. Overall then, access to clinical information necessary to care for patients with life-limiting illness is not only essential, but also increasingly available. This case-based clinical book aims to help with the actual practice of caring for patients with life-limiting illness. Numerous texts and journals exist to provide the data to inform care, yet there remains a need to find practical points and information about the practical application of the principles of palliative care. Thus, we hope that the cases, key points, and practical tips will help health care providers who are not experts already in palliative care in the care of patients with serious illness and challenging problems. Some chapters follow one patient through the course of an illness to highlight the applicability of palliative care throughout the disease process.