This textbook in palliative care nursing draws together the principles and evidence that underpins practice to support nurses working in specialist palliative care settings and those whose work involves end-of-life care.
"It has been a true pleasure to have had the opportunity to peruse the second edition ofPalliative Care Nursing.... This book, authored predominately by UK-based experts, succeeds in presenting sophisticated thoughts in readily accessible language… Each chapter begins with a summary of key points, with both classic and new relevant literature well integrated into the text. I have also been particularly impressed with the editors’ final chapter, in which they synthesize a number of crucial issues for the future development of palliative care… this second edition makes a significant contribution to both the palliative care literature as well as to nursing literature." Carol Tishelman, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden "I findPalliative Care Nursinga very attractive book for nurses but also for other disciplines to learn about nursing and to learn about palliative care. The book is voluminous, informative and educationally well constructed. Frameworks and models in this book will give nurses the opportunity to make up their own process to offer support and be a carer for the incurably ill person and his/her family as a skilled companion…. This book gives the possibility for nurses to spread one clear voice about palliative care nursing. Congratulations to all the authors…." Martine De Vlieger, Palliatieve Hulpverlening Antwerpen v.z.w., University of Antwerp, Belgium "This book should be compulsory reading for nurses and other health care workers who are involved in the care of people in the final stages of life. It provides a comprehensive account of the major issues (clinical, professional, sociological and political) that confront contemporary palliative care while also offering strategies to move forward. The ‘real world’ of palliative care is described and critiqued and the rhetoric is dispensed with. This book is a vital resource for nursing practice, learning and teaching." Associate Professor, Peter Hudson (RN, PhD). Director of the Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education, St Vincent’s Hospital and The University of Melbourne, Australia. "This is an excellent book for anyone completing either an academic qualification or who wants to understand the who, what and where of palliative care both in the UK and abroad. Its detail is balanced with case studies and practical illustrations that bring the academic nature of its writing to life...For reference purposes for anyone completing academic work it has to be an absolute must." Nursing Times The second edition of this innovative textbook has been extensively revised and updated to reflect new global developments in palliative care. This textbook reviews current research and examines the evidence base for palliative care policy and practice. Over a third of the chapters are newly commissioned from leading international contributors. Building on the widely acclaimed original edition, the textbook focuses on palliative care for adults in a variety of care environments. The first three sections use a novel framework – the trajectory of life-limiting illness – to cover key issues including: What happens to people as they become ill How individuals cope as they near death and are dying How families and friends deal with bereavement and loss The final section addresses contemporary issues in nursing and inter-professional working. The book is written with helpful overviews and in an informative and reader-friendly style. There are numerous examples of clinical situations and research studies which are examined in depth to illustrate debates in palliative care. The textbook spans the range of end-of-life contexts which are of relevance to practitioners, educationalists and researchers. Palliative Care Nursingis essential reading for post-qualification nursing students and all nurses and health and social care professionals who provide care to people with advanced illness and those who are near the end of life. This broad ranging critical text will be invaluable to students and practitioners working with people and their families near the end of life.
This major new textbook in palliative care nursing draws together the principles and evidence that underpins practice to support nurses working in specialist palliative care settings and those whose work involves end-of-life care. Written by a team of experienced palliative care nurses, the book draws upon extensive expertise in palliative care research, education and scholarship. Using a novel organising framework - the trajectory of illness model - the book is structured around three main sections: Encountering illness; Approaching death; Experiencing loss and bereavement. Moving beyond an approach based on a traditional model of palliative care involving physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of care, this book takes a more holistic, person-centred approach with suggestions as to how nursing interventions may encompass a socially-embedded approach to care. The final section addresses professional issues in nursing and interprofessional working.
Author: Ann M. Berger
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2012-12-03
Unlike other textbooks on this subject, which are more focused on end of life, the 4th edition of Principles and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology focuses on supportive oncology. In fact, the goal of this textbook is to provide a source of both help and inspiration to all those who care for patients with cancer. Written in a more reader-friendly format, this textbook not only offers authoritative and up-to-date reviews of research and clinical care best practices, but also practical clinical applications to help readers put everything they learn to use.
Author: Nathan E. Goldstein
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013
"Evidence-Based Practice of Palliative Medicine" is the only book that uses a practical, question-and-answer approach to address evidence-based decision making in palliative medicine. Dr. Nathan E. Goldstein and Dr. R. Sean Morrison equip you to evaluate the available evidence alongside of current practice guidelines, so you can provide optimal care for patients and families who are dealing with serious illness.
Author: Moyra A Baldwin
Release Date: 2010-10-15
Do you need a succinct introduction to the key theories and principles of palliative care and their application to practice? Key Concepts in Palliative Care provides just this in a compact, fifty-concept guide to the field. Taking account of the government's "End of Life Care Strategy", contributors set out the key issues affecting practice across a range of health and social care contexts. The book covers topics ranging from dying and death to symptom management and spiritual care, backed up with practical examples. Each entry comprises: o a snapshot definition of the topic o key points o a discussion of the main debates o links to practice through thought-provoking case histories, and o suggestions for further reading. Key Concepts in Palliative Care is an ideal text and handy source of reference for health and social care professionals who are developing their knowledge and skills in palliative care.
Author: Penny Howard
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Are you unsure about your cancer and palliative care placement? Do you need guidance on what to prepare to get the most out of your practice learning? Will you have the range of clinical skills to care for people with cancer? What learning opportunities will there be to meet your competencies? How can you maximise your learning during this placement? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will advise you on what to expect from the placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities and meet your competencies. Takes a logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for learning on a cancer and palliative care placement Provides the principles of care, treatment and management of someone with a cancer diagnosis, linking university-learned theory to clinical practice Gives helpful evidence-based practice examples and resources to support placement learning Identifies clinical skills that underpin care of an individual with cancer Highlights potential learning opportunities and experiences available on a cancer and palliative care placement Explains how to develop your clinical portfolio by completing specific exercises and activities Maps all activities and exercises to the NMC competencies Advises on approaches to a range of situations that may arise as a student nurse Adopts a case-study approach to consolidating learning and to explore the patient pathway from pre-diagnosis, through a range of treatment options to living beyond cancer or end-of-life care. Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements How to prepare for your placement What you can expect to learn during a placement Clear links to, and examples of, achieving NMC competencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for your portfolio Case studies that link theory with practice How to consolidate your experience and learn from the placement Tips, activities, further reading suggestions and useful websites.
Author: Kathleen Ouimet Perrin
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2011-02-14
Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients explores the concept of suffering as it relates to nursing practice. This text helps practicing nurses and students define and recognize various aspects of suffering across the life span and within various patient populations while providing guidance in alleviating suffering. In addition, it examines spiritual and ethical perspectives on suffering and discusses how witnessing suffering impacts nurses' ability to assume the professional role. Further, the authors discuss ways nurses as witnesses to suffering can optimize their own coping skills and facilitate personal growth. Rich in case studies, pictures, and reflections on nursing practice and life experiences, Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients delves into key topics such as how to identify when a patient is suffering, whether they are coping, sources of coping facades, what to do to ease suffering, and how to convey the extent of suffering to members of the healthcare team.
Author: Jennifer V. Long, CRNA, CRNP, MS
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2010-07-23
2010 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in both Gerontologic Nursing and Hospice and Palliative Care! "This book...provides important information on best practices and appropriate ways to care for a person with Alzheimer's and advanced dementia. Drs. Martin and Sabbagh have assembled a team of experts to help craft recommendations that should ultimately become standards that all professional caregivers adopt." -Michael Reagan Son of former President Ronald Reagan President, Reagan Legacy Foundation This book testifies that caregivers can have a monumental impact on the lives of persons with advanced dementia. Through specialized programming and a renewed effort toward patient-centered care, caregivers can profoundly enrich the quality of life for these persons. Providing guidelines for health care professionals, caregivers, and family members, this book introduces palliative care programs and protocols for the treatment of people with advanced dementia. The book is designed to guide professional caregivers in meeting the needs of patients and their families, providing insight into the philosophy, assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation measures involved in interdisciplinary palliative care. The chapter authors offer guidelines and standards of care based on contributions from nurses, physical therapists, social workers, dietitions, psychologists, family caregivers and pastors. An exhibit at the end of every chapter clearly articulates the standards of care appropriate for all advanced dementia facilities and health care staff. This book helps caregivers: Enhance the physiological, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being of the patient and the patient's family Anticipate and meet the patient's basic human needs: hunger, thirst, body positioning, hygiene, continence, and management of any pain Ensure that the patient's surroundings are safe, comfortable, and homelike Address health care decisions that will support the patient's right to self-determination until the end of life
Author: Robert G. Twycross
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
Release Date: 2003
Developed from the author's training programme that is used in many countries around the world, this manual is designed for professionals working with the terminally ill. The book covers the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of care.
Author: Jane Nicol
Publisher: Learning Matters
Release Date: 2017-06-05
With the number of people requiring palliative and end of life care steadily increasing, it is the responsibility of every nurse, regardless of specialism, to know how to provide high quality care to this group of people. Yet caring for those nearing the end of life can throw up complex issues, including handling bereavement, cultural and ethical issues, delivering care in a wide variety of settings, symptom management and also ensuring your own emotional resilience. This book is specifically designed to equip nursing students and non-specialists with the essential knowledge in relation to the care and management of people nearing the end of life.
Author: Margaret L. Campbell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-08-02
Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care uses a case-based approach to provide students and practitioners with an important learning tool to improve critical thinking skills and encourage discussion toward improving experiences for patients and their families. The book is organized into three sections covering subjects related to communication, symptom management, and family care. Each case is presented in a consistent, logical format for ease of use, highlighting key evidence-based concepts including the case history, care setting, diagnosis and prognosis, assessment, treatment considerations, and family support. A key reference, Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care is an invaluable resource for clinicians who provide palliative care to patients with life-limiting illnesses and those at the end of life along with their families.
Author: Mandy Sheppard
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2006-01
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This book provides invaluable information for nurses working in all acute hospital wards and departments including recovery units, high dependency units, acute surgical or medical wards, and accident and emergency units. Some chapters are devoted to specific clinical areas such as cardiac care and respiratory care, with others covering broader clinical issues such as pain management and post-operative care. The underpinning anatomy, physiology and pharmacology are included in relevant chapters. In all these areas there is a strong emphasis on clinical application. Chapters on non-clinical, yet vital, components of high dependency nursing are also included to address aspects such as the development, management, interpersonal and social issues associated with high dependency care. Focuses specifically on high dependency care making the book much more relevant for non-ITU nurses Includes the underpinning A & P and pharmacology to obviate the need for further purchase Covers management and professional aspects as well as psycho-social issues making the book comprehensive providing all they need to know Provides Learning Objectives in each chapter facilitate study and revision Offers numerous illustrations help to clarify and amplify the text Fully updated in line with recent developments in policy and practice e.g. the government report Comprehensive Critical Care (DoH 2000) and NSFs Improved layout via use of boxes and tables to make it easier to find relevant information New chapter on The development, growth and context of high dependency care. All chapters updated in terms of references and evidence-based practice