Living with Ageing and Dying: Palliative and End of Life Care for Older People

Paperback | June 19, 2011

EditorMerryn Gott, Christine Ingleton

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Ageing populations mean that palliative and end of life care for older people must assume greater priority. Indeed, there is an urgent need to improve the experiences of older people at the end of life, given that they have been identified as the 'disadvantaged dying'. To date, models of careare underpinned by the ideals of specialist palliative care which were developed to meet the needs of predominantly middle-aged and 'young old' people, and evidence suggests these may not be adequate for the older population group. This book identifies ways forward for improving the end of life experiences of older people by taking an interdisciplinary and international approach. Providing a synergy between the currently disparate literature of gerontology and palliative care, a wide range of leading international expertscontribute to discussions regarding priority areas in relation to ageing and end of life care. Some authors take a theoretical focus, others a very practical approach rooted in their clinical and research experience. The issues covered are diverse, as are the countries in which discussions arecontextualised. Those working in both palliative care and gerontology will find the issues and advice discussed in this book hugely topical and of real practical value.

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Ageing populations mean that palliative and end of life care for older people must assume greater priority. Indeed, there is an urgent need to improve the experiences of older people at the end of life, given that they have been identified as the 'disadvantaged dying'. To date, models of careare underpinned by the ideals of specialist ...

Merryn Gott joined the University of Auckland in 2009 as a Professor of Health Sciences in the School of Nursing. Her PhD is in gerontology and over the last 12 years she has developed an international programme of research exploring palliative and end of life care for older people. She currently holds grants from the Department of He...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.74 inPublished:June 19, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Merryn Gott and Christine Ingleton: IntroductionSection 1 - What is Different about Dying in Old Age?1. Barbara Gomes, Joachim Cohen, Luc Deliens and Irene J Higginson: International trends in circumstances of death and dying amongst older people2. Allan Kellehear: The care of older people at the end of life: an historical perspective3. John A Vincent: Anti-ageing and scientific avoidance of death4. Jane Seymour and Merryn Gott: The challenges of health technology for ageing and dying5. Merryn Gott, Andrew M. Ibrahim and Robert H. Binstock: The disadvantaged dying: ageing, ageism and palliative care provision for older people in the UK6. Liz Lloyd: What do we know about the congruence between what older people prioritise at the end of life and policy and practices?Section 2 - What Can a Public Health Perspective Bring to Improving the End of Life Experience for Older People?7. Bruce Rumbold: Health promoting palliative care and dying in old age8. Neil Small and Anita Sargeant: User and community participation at the end of life9. Koen Meeussen, Lieve Van den Block and Luc Deliens: Advance care planning: international perspectives10. Jonathan Koffman: New public health approaches to address diversity and end-of-life issues for older people?11. Amanda Robert and Sinead McGilloway: Loss and bereavement in older age: developing community-based bereavement supportSection 3 - Involving Carers at the End of Life12. Sheila Payne: The changing profile of the family caregivers of older people: a European perspective13. Gunn Grande and John Keady: Needs, access and support for older carers14. Mike Nolan and Tony Ryan: Family carers, palliative care and the end-of-life15. Barbara Hanratty: Costs of family caregiving16. Philip Larkin and Meg Hegarty: Workforce development: an international perspective on who will provide careSection 4 - The Significance of Place at the End of Life17. Habib Chaudhury, Gloria Puurveen and Jennifer Lyle: Place matters: an exploration of the role of physical environment in end of life care18. Katherine Froggatt, Kevin Brazil, Jo Hockley and Elisabeth Reitinger: Improving care for older people living and dying in long term care settings: a whole system approach19. Deborah Parker: The development and implementation of evidence based palliative care guidelines for residential care: lessons for other countries20. Clare Gardiner and Sarah Barnes: Improving environments for care at the end of life in hospitalsSection 5 - Moving Forward: A Debate about Priorities for Research and Service Development21. Murna Downs: End of life care for older people with dementia: Priorities for research and service development22. Irene J. Higginson: Evidence, evidence and evidence: future priorities for research and service development in improving palliative care for older people23. Scott A. Murray: Priorities for research and service development in primary care to improve end-of-life for older people24. Margaret O'Connor: Priorities for specialist palliative care: an Australian perspective25. Sabine Pleschberger: Inter-disciplinary perspectives26. Jackie Robinson and Christine Ingleton: Workforce capacity issues: a New Zealand perspective