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Palliative Care

Palliative Care Book
Author : Jean Lugton,Rosemary McIntyre
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0443074585
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This work looks at various issues in palliative care, such as the support process in palliative care, spiritual issues and body image and sexuality, and the nurse's role in it.

Essentials of Palliative Care

Essentials of Palliative Care Book
Author : Nalini Vadivelu,Alan David Kaye,Jack M. Berger
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-11-28
ISBN : 1461451647
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Essentials of Palliative Care is a to-the-point, clinically oriented resource for all members of the multidisciplinary palliative care team and trainees. It covers practical clinical topics, including assessment of the patient and pain and symptom management, and practical non-medical topics central to providing effective palliative care, including psychological management, guidance on how to help patients and their families through the many healthcare decision points they face, and sensitivity to the goals and culture of the patient. Review questions, with detailed answers, provide a convenient way for readers to test their knowledge. Features: · Concise, comprehensive, clinically focused · Multiple choice review questions, with detailed answers · Expert contributors from leading institutions · Coordination of care by palliative care team a major focus

Palliative Care in Europe

Palliative Care in Europe Book
Author : H. ten Have,Rien Janssens
Publisher : IOS Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9781586032005
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book is concerned with the organisation, ideas and problems of palliative care in the European context. As a result of a BIOMED project, various organisations, concepts and problematic issues of palliative care have been studied and described. The literature analysing and discussing these issues is rather scarce. So, this book will first provide an excellent overview of developments in palliative care in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The book aims at the following readership:healthcare professionals interested in the characteristics of palliative care; palliative care practitioners interested in exploring and analysing the conceptual and philosophical issues of their discipline; policy-makers, ethicists, social scientists interested in the concepts and philosophical dimensions of palliative care. The contributions to the book have been developed in the context of a three year research project 'Palliative Care Ethics' (PALLIUM). This project, funded by the Commission of the European Communities, aims at clarifying the interrelations of concepts and moral issues in palliative care in seven European countries. All authors have co-operated as researchers in the project over the last 3 years. They are experts in palliative care and/or ethics in their respective countries. All of the chapters have been exclusively prepared for this volume in the context of the project.

Cancer Palliative Care

Cancer  Palliative Care Book
Author : Robert Dunlop
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 1447130693
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cancer: Palliative Care examines the nature of the care and support that can be provided to those in need of palliative care and their families. This covers not only the physical treatment, such as pain management, but also the psychological well-being of patients. Health workers, clinicians, specialist nurses and medical students will find a balanced and thoughtful overview of the subject which will be of value in managing patients and helping them to come to terms with their condition.

Perspectives on Palliative Care for Children and Young People

Perspectives on Palliative Care for Children and Young People Book
Author : Rita Pfund,Susan Fowler-Kerry
Publisher : Radcliffe Publishing
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1846193338
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Advances in medical science and technology are saving the lives of more children worldwide than ever. Some will survive and live out a normal life expectancy, others will have a life-limiting/life-threatening diagnosis where death may come early, and still others will live on well past projected life trajectories into adulthood. With so many different care pathways, children, parents and communities often find themselves facing challenges for which neither they nor their health care systems are prepared. This book aims to open a global discussion of these issues. Drawing on author Rita Pfund's 2007 text Palliative Care Nursing of Children and Young People (Radcliffe Publishing) it invites paediatric palliative care professionals, parents and chidren from around the globe to share their knowledge and experience it will be of interest to paliative care professionals, parents, policy makers and academics who have an interest in ensuring that all children and their families, regardless of geographical location, gender, ethnicity or socio economic class have equal and guaranteed access to comprehensive paediatric palliative care services.

Palliative Care for Care Homes

Palliative Care for Care Homes Book
Author : Christine Reddall
Publisher : Radcliffe Publishing
Release : 2008-11-25
ISBN : 184619248X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Care home workers increasingly work with people nearing the end of their lives, including people with medically complex conditions. However, many do not have a medical background and find that practical advice on how to address these people's very specific needs is scarce. In this book, Christine Reddall draws on almost four decades of nursing experience to create a clear and easy-to-read handbook primarily for workers caring for the dying in care homes, but which will also be of interest to family members caring for relatives with life-threatening conditions.'This is a resource book to provide information on palliative care. It is designed primarily to help carers who work in care homes of all categories. To my knowledge, this is the first book written solely for carers working in care homes that addresses the issues of caring for someone with palliative care needs. However, people with whom I have spoken to about this book, or who have read parts of it, have all said that it would also be a helpful resource to non-professional family carers who care for a family member in their own home. The style of this book is designed to be readable by all levels of carers, and I have endeavoured to keep the language and text as 'non-medical' as possible. I have tried to put myself in the shoes of carers, especially those without medical training, and think of what they want to know when caring for someone with a life threatening illness'

The Creative Arts in Palliative Care

The Creative Arts in Palliative Care Book
Author : Nigel Hartley,Malcolm Payne
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release : 2008-05-15
ISBN : 9781846428029
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Use of the arts in palliative care settings is a powerful and effective way of addressing the practical, psychological, social and spiritual issues faced by service users in end-of-life care. The Creative Arts in Palliative Care uncovers the possibilities for using the creative arts and provides guidance on how to implement arts projects successfully. Part 1 focuses on designing objectives for the creative arts in palliative care - such as self-fulfilment, social participation, diversion from pain and other common symptoms - and managing creative arts services. Part 2 demonstrates the theory and principles in practice, with detailed case studies: each chapter draws on a real-life project, the approaches it employed and the outcomes achieved. This book will be essential reading for healthcare professionals, arts practitioners and all those involved in providing palliative care services.

Topics in Palliative Care

Topics in Palliative Care Book
Author : Eduardo Bruera,Russell Portenoy
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2001-02-22
ISBN : 0190285176
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The rapidly evolving field of Palliative Care focuses on the management of phenomena that produce discomfort and that undermine the quality of life of patients with incurable medical disorders. The interdisciplinary clinical purview includes those factors - physical, psychological, social, and spiritual - that contribute to suffering, undermine the quality of life, and prevent a death with comfort and dignity. Palliative Care is a fundamental part of clinical practice, the "parallel universe" to therapies directed at cure or prolongation of life. All clinicians who treat patients with chronic life threatening diseases are engaged in palliative care, continually attempting to manage complex symptomatology and functional disturbances. The scientific foundation of palliative care is advancing, and similarly, methods are needed to highlight, for practitioners at the bedside, the findings of empirical research. Topics in Palliative Care Series is divided into sections that address a range of issues. Addressing aspects of sumptom control, psyshocsoical functioning, spiritual or existential concerns, ethics, and other topics, the chapters in each section review the given area and focus on a small number of salient issues for analysis. The authors present and evaluate existing data, provide a context drawn from clinical and research settings, and integrate knowledge in a manner that is both practical and readable. The specific topics covered in Volume 5 are Cultural issues in Palliative Care, Palliative Care in Geriatrics, Communication Issues in Palliative Care, Outcomes Research in Palliative Care, Opiod Tolerance; Reality of Myth?, and Pain and other symptoms: Treatment Challenges.

Palliative Care

Palliative Care Book
Author : Christina Faull,Kerry Blankley
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2015-03-19
ISBN : 0198702418
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The care of patients with advanced and terminal illness can be extremely rewarding but often causes professionals a considerable amount of discomfort. This is especially so when you feel under confident in your abilities to provide a high quality of symptom management and relief from distress and to communicate appropriately with patients. Patients with advanced disease present some of the most challenging ethical, physical, psychological and social issues to clinicians and indeed to society. Patients need us to be knowledgeable, skilful and understanding. The fully revised and updated new edition of Palliative Care outlines the fundamental principles and facts which will enable you to make a very real difference to your patients and their families. Information is provided in an accessible, user-friendly way and covers a wide range of physical and non-physical symptom management. Multi-professional team work is addressed, as is the role and support of families. There is also a consideration of the dilemmas and decisions that may be encountered by doctors around the end of a patient's life. This practical resource, designed to provoke contemplative professional development, and enhance learning will be essential reading for nursing and medical practitioners, and other professionals who support patients in their homes, in care homes, and in hospital.

Transforming Palliative Care in Nursing Homes

Transforming Palliative Care in Nursing Homes Book
Author : Mercedes Bern-Klug
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9780231132251
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume outlines the belief that nursing homes can and should support the physical, psychological, and social needs of residents, and that residents can thrive in nursing homes when these needs are met. The book's contributors explore the role that palliative or comfort care plays in enhancing the quality of life of nursing home residents as well as the medical, familial, psychological, cultural, and financial issues that influence decision-making about end-of-life care. The book is designed to be a tool to prepare social workers to advocate for a greater incorporation of palliative care and psychosocial care into the culture of nursing home care. The book includes discussions of the psychosocial needs of nursing home residents and families, the financing of long-term care and end-of-life care, ethical issues in chronic care and end of life, trends and characteristics in nursing home care, rituals and grief at end-of-life, and considerations for the future. Each chapter includes case examples to further illustrate points made.

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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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.

Handbook of Palliative Care

Handbook of Palliative Care Book
Author : Christina Faull,Sharon de Caestecker,Alex Nicholson,Fraser Black
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-10-16
ISBN : 1118426819
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This handbook offers a practical, thorough approach to the clinical practice of palliative care. Adding North American authors to its roster of UK contributors, the third edition of this award-winning book addresses important changes in the evidence base of palliative care, as well as an emphasis on end-of-life community-based care. It features new chapters on dementia and advance care planning, a simplified lymphoedema discussion, and an ongoing commitment to providing essential guidance for physicians, nurses, and all primary care providers involved in palliative care in hospital, hospice, and community settings.

Palliative care for older people

Palliative care for older people Book
Author : Lieve Van den Block,Gwenda Albers,Sandra Martins Pereira,Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen,Roeline Pasman,Luc Deliens
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2015-05-07
ISBN : 0191027154
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Current projections indicate that by 2050 the number of people aged over 80 years old will rise to 395 million and that by this date 25-30% of people over the age of 85 will show some degree of cognitive decline. Palliative care for older people: A public health perspective provides a comprehensive account of the current state of palliative care for older people worldwide and illustrates the range of concomitant issues that, as the global population ages, will ever more acutely shape the decisions of policy-makers and care-givers. The book begins by outlining the range of policies towards palliative care for older people that are found worldwide. It follows this by examining an array of socio-cultural issues and palliative care initiatives, from the care implications of health trajectories of older people to the spiritual requirements of palliative care patients, and from the need to encourage compassion towards end-of-life care within communities to the development of care pathways for older people. Palliative care for older people: A public health perspective is a valuable resource for professionals and academics in a range of healthcare and public health fields to understand the current state of policy work from around the world. The book also highlights the social-cultural considerations that influence the difficult decisions that those involved in palliative care face, not least patients themselves, and offers examples of good practice and recommendations to inspire, support, and direct healthcare policy and decision-making at organisational, regional, national and international levels.

Geriatric Palliative Care An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Palliative Care  An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine  Book
Author : Madeline Leong
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2015-06-14
ISBN : 0323375987
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine is devoted to Palliative Care. Guest Editors Thomas Smith, MD and Madeline Leong, MD have assembled a group of expert authors to review the following topics: Palliative Care in the Era of Healthcare Redesign; Communications to Patients; Communications by Professionals; International Palliative Care; Public Health and Palliative Care; Culturally Relevant Palliative Care; Spirituality, Religion, and Healing in Palliative Care; Alternative, Complementary and Mainstream Therapies in Palliative Care; Symptom Management in the Older Adult; Interaction of Palliative Care and Primary Care; Palliative Care in the Ambulatory Geriatric Practice; Choosing Cancer Therapy Based on Geriatric Assessment; and Emergency Medicine and Palliative Care.

Palliative Care in Nephrology

Palliative Care in Nephrology Book
Author : Alvin H. Moss MD, FACP, FAAHPM,Dale E. Lupu MPH, PhD,Nancy C. Armistead MPA,Louis Diamond
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-07-14
ISBN : 0190945532
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Palliative care has become increasingly important across the spectrum of healthcare, and with it, the need for education and training of a broad range of medical practitioners not previously associated with this field of care. As part of the Integrating Palliative Care series, this volume on palliative care in nephrology guides readers through the core palliative knowledge and skills needed to deliver high value, high quality care for seriously ill patients with chronic and end-stage kidney disease. Chapters are written by a team of international leaders in kidney palliative care and are organized into sections exploring unmet supportive care needs, palliative care capacity, patient-centered care, enhanced support at the end of life, and more. Chapter topics are based on the Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients Pathways Project change package of 14 evidence-based best practices to improve the delivery of palliative care to patients with kidney disease. An overview of the future of palliative care nephrology with attention to needed policy changes rounds out the text. Palliative Care in Nephrology is an ideal resource for nephrologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, primary care clinicians, and other practitioners who wish to learn more about integrating individualized, patient-centered palliative care into treatment of their patients with kidney disease.

Stepping Into Palliative Care 2

Stepping Into Palliative Care 2 Book
Author : Jo Cooper
Publisher : Radcliffe Publishing
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781857757927
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The second edition of this text has been greatly expanded and updated, and is now available in two companion volumes. Stepping into Palliative Care 2 focuses on symptom management, emergencies, bereavement and spirituality." "This practical guide with numerous examples, illustrations and thorough references, includes boxes, tables figures, self-assessment questions, points for reflection and case studies to aid comprehension. The clear layout and straightforward approach is ideal for all those working in community care, including nurses, nursing students, doctors and social workers, and those already involved to some extent in palliative care."--BOOK JACKET.

Geriatric Palliative Care

Geriatric Palliative Care Book
Author : Suzanne Goldhirsch
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-04-11
ISBN : 0199389578
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The growing geriatric population in the United States has created an increasing need for palliative medicine services across the range of medical and surgical specialties. Yet, palliative medicine lacks the resources to carry such a workload itself. Geriatric Palliative Care addresses this need by encouraging individual specialties to "own" the management of elderly with the same vigor as they "own" other key management competencies within their specialty. This clinically focused and highly practical handbook, which compliments the more comprehensive text Geriatric Palliative Care by Sean Morrison and Diane Meier (Oxford University Press, 2003), encourages this process of learning and ownership across many medical specialties. Designed to be readable and easily accessible to a range of health care providers, Geriatric Palliative Care outlines specific strategies for caring for specific palliative care issues common in elderly patients. The handbook also provides evidence based advice for helping patients, relatives, and staff cope with such issues as polypharmacy, dementia and consent, multiple pathologies, home care, elderly caregivers, and supporting the elderly in the place where they would like to be.

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children Book
Author : Ann Goldman,Richard Hain,Stephen Liben
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2012-05-24
ISBN : 0192534319
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first edition of this book was the first authoritative, systematic and comprehensive text to define the increasingly important and evolving specialty of paediatric palliative care. It explores both the clinical aspects and the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dying child, based on the knowledge that all human experience has a physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual impact. The book covers ways of providing support in all of these areas both for the child, families, and carers, recognising the importance of teamwork and taking an evidence-based approach. The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children is about the care of children for whom cure of their underlying disease is not possible. It encompasses the physical management of symptoms such as pain and nausea, as well as social issues such as accessing appropriate education, emotional issues such as techniques for communication, and spiritual issues such as feelings of guilt and isolation. The book suggests that if we are to maintain the quality of life for a child it is essential to recognise all these dimensions and try to address them. This can only be done by recognising the skills of a wide range of professionals and working together in ways that are not always intuitive to any one discipline. It explores the multidimensional and holistic nature of care for the dying child. Those working in paediatric palliative care recognise that all human experience has emotional, psychological and spiritual impact as well as physical, and this book offers the essential information needed for those involved in paediatric care to find ways of providing support in all of these areas. Comprehensive in scope, exhaustive in detail, and definitive in authority, this second edition has been thoroughly updated to cover new practices, current epidemiological data and the evolving models that support the delivery of palliative medicine to children. Paediatric palliative care is now developing in countries with differing health care systems, and being adapted to suit individual illnesses and the varying resources and geography in different parts of the world. This book is an essential resource for anyone who works with children worldwide.

Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care Book
Author : David Kissane,Barry Bultz
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2010-03-25
ISBN : 0199238367
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Communication is a core skill for medical professionals when treating patients, and cancer and palliative care present some of the most challenging clinical situations. This book provides a comprehensive curriculum to help oncology specialists optimize their communication skills.

Heart Failure and Palliative Care

Heart Failure and Palliative Care Book
Author : Richard Lehman
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 1998-02-05
ISBN : 1785230212
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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MCQs are a standard part of undergraduate and postgraduate examinations, providing an easy and unbiased way of assessing performance. This updated edition of 240 MCQ questions covers a wide range of topics in medical microbiology and infectious diseases. The questions are accompanied by extended answers making them suitable for both revision and se