In Your Own Time: A guide for patients and their carers facing a last illness at home

Paperback | May 1, 2002

byElizabeth Lee

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Anyone suffering from a terminal illness faces huge challenges, not only emotionally and physically, but also in the range of practical decisions they need to make. In your own time guides the patient through the choices that exist in the current system of medical care, helping them decide onthe kind of care they want, and where they receive it - in the hospice or the home. It includes chapters on coming to terms with their situation, the help available to them at home, how to choose between a hospice and home, and advice on coping with the inevitable feelings and emotions of bothpatient and carer. Written by a GP with extensive experience in this area, the book is unique in presenting both a compassionate and practical guide for anyone affected by serious illness, one that will empower them with the information they need to maintain the highest possible quality of life in their final days.

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Anyone suffering from a terminal illness faces huge challenges, not only emotionally and physically, but also in the range of practical decisions they need to make. In your own time guides the patient through the choices that exist in the current system of medical care, helping them decide onthe kind of care they want, and where they r...

Dr Liz Lee has spent many years helping those with terminal illnesses. The book draws heavily on her own experience.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:May 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198509758

ISBN - 13:9780198509752

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Facing Bad News2. At Home3. Hospital, Hospice or Home4. Patients and Carers5. Common Symptoms and Their Treatment6. Last Days