End of life in care homes: A palliative care approach

Paperback | May 22, 2003

EditorJeanne Samson Katz, Sheila M. Peace

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In our society, the overwhelming majority of people die in later life. They typically die slowly of chronic diseases, with multiple co-existing problems over long periods of time. They spend the majority of their final years at home, but many will die in hospitals or care homes. This bookexplores the possibilities for improving the care of older people dying in residential care and nursing homes. It argues that there are aspects of palliative care that, given the right circumstances, are transferable to dying people in settings that are not domestic or hospice based. End of Life in Care Homes describes what happens in nursing and residential care homes when a resident is dying, how carers cope, and the practical, health and emotional challenges that carers face on top of their day-to-day work. Based on detailed research from both the UK and US, the book showshow the situation can be improved.

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In our society, the overwhelming majority of people die in later life. They typically die slowly of chronic diseases, with multiple co-existing problems over long periods of time. They spend the majority of their final years at home, but many will die in hospitals or care homes. This bookexplores the possibilities for improving the ...

Dr Jeanne Katz, Lecturer, School of Health and Social Welfare, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK r Sheila Peace, Senior Lecturer and Sub Dean (Research), chool of Health and Social Welfare, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.44 inPublished:May 22, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198510713

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Table of Contents

1. Jeanne Katz and Sheila M. Peace: Introduction2. Sheila M. Peace: The development of residential and nursing home care in the United Kingdom3. Moyra Sidell and Carol Komaromy: Who dies in care homes for older people?4. Jeanne Katz: Managing dying residents5. Jeanne Katz: Dealing with death6. Carol Komaromy: The needs of relatives and other residents when a death occurs7. Jeanne Katz: The role of external health workers8. Moyra Sidell: The training needs of carers9. Jeanne Katz: Practical applications of the principles and practices of palliative care to the residential sector10. Miriam S. Moss, Sidney Z. Moss and Stephen R. Connor: Dying in long-term care facilities in the United States11. David Field and Katherine Froggatt: Issues for palliative care in nursing and residential homes12. Sheila M. Peace and Jeanne Katz: End of life in care homes