Compassion: The Essence of Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Paperback | November 17, 2015

byPhilip J. Larkin

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Since the efforts of Dame Cicely Saunders and the founders of the modern hospice movement, compassion has become a fundamental part of palliative care. In this ground-breaking book, international experts give their critical thoughts on the essence and role of compassion, in both palliative andhospice care over the past half-century. Compassion: The essence of palliative and end-of-life care provides insight into the motivations for, and practice of, compassionate palliative and hospice care, featuring the reflections of leading healthcare professionals, social workers, chaplains and educators. Chapters utilise case examples andfirst-hand experiences to explore the historical and contemporary discourse surrounding the concept of compassion in palliative medicine. This book is relevant to a multidisciplinary audience of palliative care practitioners, including undergraduate and graduate students in sociology, psychology and theology, and healthcare professionals in oncology and gerontology.

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Since the efforts of Dame Cicely Saunders and the founders of the modern hospice movement, compassion has become a fundamental part of palliative care. In this ground-breaking book, international experts give their critical thoughts on the essence and role of compassion, in both palliative andhospice care over the past half-century. C...

Philip J. Larkin is Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, Palliative Care at University College Dublin and Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services, Dublin Ireland.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pagesPublished:November 17, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198703317

ISBN - 13:9780198703310

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1. Philip J. Larkin: Compassion: a conceptual reading for palliative and end-of-life care2. Janet Abrahm: Healing connections3. Mary Baines: Understanding Pity4. Ira Byock: Service5. Augusto Caraceni: Roots6. Carlos Centeno: Lessons learnt7. Mark Cobb: Suffering8. David Currow: Courage9. Julia Downing: Seeds sown10. Betty Ferrell: Empathic Entree11. Kathy Foley: The Golden Rule12. Charles von Gunten: The Truth of Time13. Liz Gwyther: Enlightened Resolve14. Jo Hockley: Spirit15. Peter Hudson: Vulnerability16. Mari Lloyd-Williams: Community17. Anne Merriman: Interconnectedness18. Daniela Mosoiu: Compassionate Love19. Irene Renzenbrink: Compassionate organisations20. Mary Vachon: The Light and the Shadow21. Philip J. Larkin: Lessons from our teachers