This book is specifically designed to equip nursing students and non-specialists with essential knowledge in relation to the care and management of people nearing the end of life, covering complex issues such as handling bereavement and cultural differences.
Includes material on non-malignant disease, which is an integral part of palliative care. This book distinguishes between evidence-based practice and common practice which has yet to be verified by research studies. Each chapter includes a section at the end containing a commentary on trends and areas of research.
Pain integrates biology and psychology to study, as its central focus, the roots of pain in the nervous system and how pain is treated. It includes an account of placebos and cognitive therapies, the harmful effects of the patient making catastrophic interpretations, and the pain of social rejection.
Revised throughout with an additional emphasis on nursing care, this handbook is a concise and authoritative guide to modern palliative care. An ideal resource for the busy professional management of patients with end of life care needs.
Discusses palliative care. This book encourages health professionals to conceptualize 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 life is ending.
This book presents a variety of experience-based perspectives on working in palliative care. Emphasising the use of self and the importance of reflective practice in professional work, the book will be of relevance to professionals in medical and social care who want to gain a deeper understanding of their work and of the motivation underlying it.
What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? This book focuses on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.
Participatory Research in Palliative Care discusses participatory research methods within the discipline of palliative care. Providing an overview of the action research methods, it uses exemplars from studies within palliative care, as well as discusses the prominent issues currently faced in this methodology from a global perspective.
This unique book provides a rare look at social work and palliative care from the perspective of service users. Drawing on new original research, the authors examine service users' experiences, tracking their journeys through it, exploring the care they receive and the effects of culture and difference through their first hand comments and ideas.
What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? This book offers a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient.
Suitable for nurses involved with palliative care, this book focuses on the needs and perspectives of the patient, and gives the reader an understanding of how best to deliver full, rounded care. Covering the wide range of care provision in hospices, hospitals and patients' homes, it explains and expands theoretical issues.