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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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Book Description :

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.

Music Therapy in Palliative Care

Music Therapy in Palliative Care Book
Author : David Aldridge
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9781853027390
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Within the last decade music therapists have developed their work with people who have life-threatening illnesses and with those who are dying. This book presents some of that work from music therapists working in different approaches, in different countries, showing how valuable the inclusion of music therapy in palliative care has already proved to be. It is important for the dying, or those with terminal illness, that approaches are used which integrate the physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of their being. The contributors to this book emphasize the importance of working not only with the patient but with the ward situation, friends and family members. By offering patients the chance to be creative they become something other than patients - they become expressive beings, and there is an intimacy in music therapy that is important for those who are suffering. Many of the contributors write in their own personal voice, providing a particular insight which will be valuable not only to other music therapists seeking to enrich their own ways of working, but to all those involved in caring for the sick and the dying. Contributors describe their work with both children and adults living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases.

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.

The Philosophy of Palliative Care

The Philosophy of Palliative Care Book
Author : Fiona Randall,R S Downie,Robert Silcock Downie
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2006-02-23
ISBN : 9780198567363
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Using the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine Third Edition as their basic reference, Randall and Downie present their argument that the palliative care approach has become too busy and over-professionalised, and that it therefore has significant weaknesses. They examine the framework of the specialty - quality of life, autonomy, dignity, patient-centredness, and the priority assigned to relatives in the remit of care - and the moral problems associated with implementing such a philosophy. The resource implications of various health care policies are also discussed in relation to the WHO definition."--[Jaquette].

Art Therapy in Palliative Care

Art Therapy in Palliative Care Book
Author : Mandy Pratt,Michèle J. M. Wood
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780415161565
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This text provides an introduction to the practice and results of art therapy in palliative care. It features case studies from hospices, the London Lighthouse, AIDS patients in prisons, and adolescent grief workshops.

Palliative Care

Palliative Care Book
Author : Diane E. Meier,Stephen L. Isaacs,Robert Hughes
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-01-07
ISBN : 9781118039649
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Palliative Care is the first book to provide a comprehensive understanding of the new field that is transforming the way Americans deal with serious illness. Diane E. Meier, M.D., one of the field's leaders and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius award" in 2009, opens the volume with a sweeping overview of the field. In her essay, Dr. Meier examines the roots of palliative care, explores the key legal and ethical issues, discusses the development of palliative care, and presents ideas on policies that can improve access to palliative care. Dr. Meier's essay is followed by reprints of twenty-five of the most important articles in the field. They range from classic pieces by some of the field's pioneers, such as Eric Cassel, Balfour Mount, and Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, to influential newer articles on topics such as caregiving and cost savings of palliative care. The reprints cover a wide range of topics including: Why the care of the seriously ill is so important Efforts to cope with advanced illness Legal and ethical issues Pain management Cross-cultural issues Philosophical perspective The demand for palliative care has been nothing short of stunning—largely because of palliative care's positive impact on both the quality and the cost of care provided to seriously ill individuals. By providing a wide-ranging perspective on this growing field, this book will serve as a guide for developing meaningful approaches that will lead to better health care for all Americans.

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'

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.

Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice and Palliative Care Book
Author : Judith A. Kitzes,Robert P. Anderson
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780763715663
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

An overlook of the theoretical prespective and practical information about the growing field of hospice.

Palliative Care Services

Palliative Care Services Book
Author : Royal College of Physicians
Publisher : Royal College of Physicians
Release : 2007
ISBN : 1860163165
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This report reflects the shift in practice from predominantly cancer care to a much broader application of palliative care throughout the specialties.

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine Book
Author : Nathan Cherny,Norman Levan Chair of Humanistic Medicine Associate Professor of Medicine (Bgu) and Director Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine Service Nathan Cherny,Marie Fallon,St Columba's Hospice Chair of Palliative Medicine Marie Fallon,Stein Kaasa,Russell K. Portenoy,David C. Currow,Professor Discipline of Palliative and Supportive Services David C Currow
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2015-04-07
ISBN : 0199656096
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The definitive Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, now in its fifth edition, has again been thoroughly updated to offer a truly global perspective in this field of extraordinary talent and thoughtfulness. Updated to include new sections devoted to assessment tools, care of patients with cancer, and the management of issues in the very young and the very old, this leading textbook covers all the new and emerging topics since its original publication in 1993. In addition, the multi-disciplinary natureof palliative care is emphasized throughout the book, covering areas from ethical and communication issues, the treatment of symptoms and the management of pain. The printed book is complemented with 12 months free access to the online version, which includes expanded chapter information and links from the references to primary research journal articles, ensuring this edition continues to be at the forefront of palliative medicine. This fifth edition of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine is dedicated to the memory of Professor Geoffrey Hanks, pioneer in the field of palliative medicine, and co-editor of the previous four editions. A truly comprehensive text, no hospital, hospice, palliative care service, or medicallibrary should be without this essential source of information.

Palliative Care in Neurology

Palliative Care in Neurology Book
Author : Raymond Voltz,James L. Bernat,Gian Domenico Borasio,Ian Maddocks,David Oliver
Publisher : Contemporary Neurology (Hardco
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780198508434
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Palliative care is the duty of every neurologist: however, to date, this has not been a standard feature of neurological practice or training. This book helps define a new field, namely palliative care in neurology. It brings together all necessary information for neurologists caring for a patient with advance disease.

Palliative Care

Palliative Care Book
Author : Geoff Mitchell
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2016-07-06
ISBN : 1138030279
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Series Editors: Moira Stewart, Judith Belle Brown and Thomas R Freeman As the population in western cultures ages, more people suffer chronic, ultimately life-limiting diseases and medical professionals need to be equipped to cope with the ever growing pressure of palliative care. This book gives guidance on how to approach patients with life limiting illness. While the problems most people present to the doctor appear relatively straightforward, a whole person approach to understanding the complex interaction between the person, their illness and their environment should lead to a more complete consideration of the illness and better health outcomes. For issues of palliative care, such an approach is essential to identify and meet the many needs of desperately ill people. Palliative Care offers a fresh look at the management of patients. With international, evidence-based contributions, the book suggests practical and challenging ways to care for the dying. It is ideal for all healthcare professionals working in palliative care, General Practitioners and medicine and healthcare students.

Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care Book
Author : Max Watson,Caroline Lucas,Andrew Hoy,Jo Wells
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2009-03-26
ISBN : 0199234353
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This practical guide briefly covers the historical and epidemiological background of palliative care and the growth of palliative medicine as a specialty, before dealing with major physical, psychological, spiritual, and symptom management issues from diagnosis to bereavement care.

Ethics and Palliative Care

Ethics and Palliative Care Book
Author : Dr. Paddy Stone
Publisher : Radcliffe Publishing
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781857758467
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Part one of this book provides an explanation of ethical theory, looks at difficult decisions at the end of life, questions autonomy and rights and covers the use of sedation at the end of life, while part two presents case histories and clinical scenarios.

Choices in Palliative Care

Choices in Palliative Care Book
Author : Arthur Blank,Sean O'Mahony
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-07-21
ISBN : 0387708758
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Choices in Palliative Care brings together leading experts to spotlight core issues in the field and identify ways PC can fill gaps in current care systems. This far-sighted volume redefines palliative care as interdisciplinary and integrative, bridging acute and long-term care to respond to clients’ evolving needs. Those teaching health service delivery courses will find this material especially useful.

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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Book Description :

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.

Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours

Palliative Care Consultations in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumours Book
Author : Eduardo Bruera
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780198528074
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Designed to give the busy clinician immediate and practical advice on clinical problems which may arise in the management of primary and metastatic brain tumours, this text provides current guidelines for management from an authoratative team of palliative care specialists and oncologists.

Heart Failure and Palliative Care

Heart Failure and Palliative Care Book
Author : Miriam Johnson,Richard Lehman
Publisher : Radcliffe Publishing
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781857756432
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Heart failure is a very common terminal condition but few patients receive proper palliative care. This text is full of practical, evidence based advice, and encourages a multidisciplinary team based approrach.

Ethical Foundations of Palliative Care for Alzheimer Disease

Ethical Foundations of Palliative Care for Alzheimer Disease Book
Author : Ruth B. Purtilo,H. ten Have
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780801878701
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The editors ought to be congratulated for creating a space that allows us to retell our individual and social stories of dying with dementia." -- New England Journal of Medicine "All of us working in palliative care would benefit from reading this book as it exposes assumptions derived from the treatment mostly of cancer patients and encourages us to review our thoughts on the intrinsic value of all life, however opaque." -- Palliative Medicine "Offers valuable insights into the philosophy and practice of palliative care in AD from perspectives of a group of American and European experts... It raises important questions and poses solutions to a variety of pressing clinical issues." -- American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias