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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
Textbook of Palliative Medicine provides an alternative, truly international approach to this rapidly growing specialty. This textbook fills a niche with its evidence-based, multi-professional approach and global perspective ensured by the international team of editors and contributing authors. In the absence of an international curriculum for the study of palliative medicine, this textbook provides essential guidance for those both embarking upon a career in palliative medicine or already established in the field, and the structure and content have been constructed very much with this in mind. With an emphasis on providing a service anywhere in the world, including the important issue of palliative care in the developing nations, Textbook of Palliative Medicine offers a genuine alternative to the narrative approach of its competitors, and is an ideal complement to them. It is essential reading for all palliative care physicians in training and in practice, as well as palliative care nurses and other health professionals in the palliative care team
Author: Penny Howard
Publisher: Bailliere Tindall
Release Date: 2012
Worried about your placement? Will you fit in? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn for practice assessments? This book will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you 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. A logical, step-by-step approach to preparing for a medical placement Helps make the most of learning opportunities Explains how to develop medical competencies, mapping specific cancer and palliative care exercises and activities to the NMC competencies Narratives from other students describe what the placement will really be like Honest discussion of the challenges of a medical placement to help avoid problems Advice on possible approaches to situations that may arise Focus on the essential evidence base of cancer and palliative care nursing, linking theory to practice Series features: A unique guide to getting the most from clinical placements What to expect before a placement What you can expect to learn on placement How to consolidate your experience and learning Clear links and examples with NMC proficiencies Guidance on what to use as evidence for portfolios Short case studies to link theory with practice Key points reminder boxes Worried about your next placement? Will you 'fit in'? Will you have the right skills? What do you need to learn to meet practice assessments? This series will help you with all these concerns. It will tell you what to expect from each placement, what you can learn, how to link theory and practice, and how to make the most of your learning opportunities. This is the only series specifically for student nurses undertaking specific practice placements, and will give you all the information you need in a user-friendly format. Each book in the series covers a specific area of practice for a typical placement on a pre-registration nursing course. Each title provides: 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. Titles in the Placement Learning series: Surgical nursing Medical nursing Cancer and palliative care nursing Mental health nursing Community care nursing Older people nursing
Author: O’Connor Margaret
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2016-07-06
Written by experienced authorities from around the world giving a wider international perspective on palliative nursing, this substantially expanded new edition has been specifically adapted to reflect working practices within the NHS. All nurses especially those that are new to palliative care, and those working in other areas of health where palliative skills are required, will find this essential reading.
Author: Christina Faull
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-10-16
A Practical and Comprehensive Introduction to the Field of Palliative Medicine "This is not so much a handbook of palliative care as the handbook of palliative care." —Palliative Medicine The Third Edition of the BMA's 1999 Medical Book of the Year provides valuable insights into the complex issues that arise in the delivery of palliative care. It is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in palliative care no matter what the setting—be it hospital, hospice, or community. Handbook of Palliative Care, Third Edition provides the what, how, and why of palliative care, helping providers follow best practices developed by specialists and supported by available research. It handily combines clinical practice and theoretical concepts in a succinct format, making the latest knowledge easy to find and apply. The Third Edition provides: Comprehensive and authoritative information as well as thorough detail on how to apply it Guidance from UK and North American clinicians who are experts in their field Up-to-date overviews of medicine management and complementary medicine in palliative care Considerations of audit and ethical issues in palliative medicine New chapters tackling important issues like Choice, Equality, and Diversity; Dementia; and Advance Care Planning A thoroughly revised chapter on cancer complications including the latest on lymphoedema This Third Edition of Handbook of Palliative Care is the book for doctors, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, social workers, family members, and anyone involved with or providing palliative care. The First Edition was the winner of the 1999 BMA Medical Book of the Year Prize.
Author: Esther Chang
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-01-26
An updated edition of the essential nursing guide to a 21st-century ‘epidemic’. Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide and, increasingly, nurses in Australia and New Zealand are caring for people with chronic disease and disability across a range of care settings. This new edition of Chronic Illness and Disability: Principles for Nursing Practice is an indispensible tool, helping nursing students and health professionals acquire the knowledge and skills for competent quality care. This highly regarded nursing text remains the only Australia/New Zealand nursing text to provide the holistic framework, principles of practice and models of care essential for nurses caring for individuals and families experiencing chronic illness and disability. Chronic Illness and Disability: Principles for Nursing Practice 2e features new and updated content, including fully revised evidence-based practice and statistics aligned to core learning objectives. Reflective questions in each chapter challenge nurses’ understanding of key nursing principles and practices, and new nursing case studies relate context to practice. This Elsevier nursing book is written by a multidisciplinary team of over 50 expert clinicians and academics. It provides diverse, supportive evidence in the areas of major and common chronic illness and disability, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, diabetes, obesity, dementia, mental illness and palliative care. - A new chapter promoting discussion of models of care - New focus on chronic illness and disability self-management - New focus on issues faced by families and carers in the adjustment and adaptation to living with chronic illness or disability - Increased focus on the nurses’ role within the multidisciplinary team
Author: Andrew Hindle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2011-02-10
Nursing care of older people provides a contemporary, evidence based and practical guide to meeting the holistic health needs of older patients in all settings. With a clear and engaging style the authors outline best nursing practice. This is useful for pre and post reg student nurses and qualified staff.