Palliative Care Perspectives Book

Palliative Care Perspectives


  • Author : James L. Hallenbeck
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-07-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199883165

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Palliative Care Perspectives Book Description :

Drawing from his extensive clinical experience and many years of teaching, Dr. Hallenbeck has written a guide to palliative care for clinicians. Topics addressed range from an overview of death and dying to specific approaches to symptom management. As an introduction to both the art and science of palliative care, this book reflects the perspectives of one physician who has dedicated his career to this rapidly evolving field. the book links real stories of illness with practical advice, thereby delineating clinical practice in a way that reflects the daily concerns of clinicians.

Palliative Care Book

Palliative Care


  • Author : Geoffrey Mitchell
  • Publisher : Radcliffe Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781857757392

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Palliative Care Book Description :

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.

Palliative Care Book

Palliative Care


  • Author : Jean Lugton
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 423
  • ISBN 10 : 9780443074585

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Palliative Care 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.

Palliative Care Book

Palliative Care


  • Author : Linda L. Emanuel
  • Publisher : W B Saunders Company
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 724
  • ISBN 10 : 1437716199

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Palliative Care Book Description :

Find out all you need to know about providing high-quality care to patients with serious illnesses from the 2nd edition. Drs. Linda L. Emanuel and S. Lawrence Librach, leaders in the field, address the clinical, physical, psychological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions that are integral to the care of the whole patient. They give you a broad understanding of the core clinical skills and competencies needed to effectively approach patient assessment, care of special populations, symptom control, ethical issues, and more. Better understand and manage the common and unique challenges associated with delivering palliative care in various social settings, such as the ICU, hospice, and the home; and to diverse populations, such as children, elders, and vulnerable members of society. Emanuel and Librach provide a practical guide that covers all aspects of the palliative care spectrum.

Music Therapy in Palliative Care Book

Music Therapy in Palliative Care


  • Author : David Aldridge
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 10 : 1853027391

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Music Therapy in Palliative Care Book Description :

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 Book

Palliative Care in Europe


  • Author : H. ten Have
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 1586032003

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Palliative Care in Europe Book Description :

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 Book

The Philosophy of Palliative Care


  • Author : Fiona Randall
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-02-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 0198567367

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The Philosophy of Palliative Care Book Description :

"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 Book
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Art Therapy in Palliative Care


  • Author : Mandy Pratt
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 0415161568

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Art Therapy in Palliative Care 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.

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Palliative Care


  • Author : Diane E. Meier
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-01-07
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 1118039645

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Palliative Care 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 Book

Palliative Care for Care Homes


  • Author : Christine Reddall
  • Publisher : Radcliffe Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-11-25
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846192487

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Palliative Care for Care Homes Book Description :

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 Book

Perspectives on Palliative Care for Children and Young People


  • Author : Rita Pfund
  • Publisher : Radcliffe Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846193330

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Perspectives on Palliative Care for Children and Young People Book Description :

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 Book

Hospice and Palliative Care


  • Author : Judith A. Kitzes
  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0763715662

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Hospice and Palliative Care Book Description :

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

Palliative Care Services Book

Palliative Care Services


  • Author : Royal College of Physicians
  • Publisher : Royal College of Physicians
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Palliative treatment
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 9781860163166

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Palliative Care Services Book Description :

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

Palliative Care in Neurology Book

Palliative Care in Neurology


  • Author : Raymond Voltz
  • Publisher : Contemporary Neurology (Hardco
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 0198508433

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Palliative Care in Neurology 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.

Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care Book

Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care


  • Author : Max Watson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-26
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1035
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199234356

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Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care 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.