Palliative Care in the Home

Paperback | September 15, 2000

byDerek Doyle, David Jeffrey

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Most people with far-advanced illness wish to be cared for at home for as long as possible. The challenge of providing good palliative care at home is therefore of major importance for family doctors, nurses and all those committed to maintaining the highest possible quality of life for thedying person. As modern specialist palliative care has raised both standards of care and also public expectations of family doctors and community nurses, this book helps to place specialist care in context. As palliative care is a major responsibility for teams providing palliative care at home,this book provides a definitive guide on how to provide effective care for people with far-advanced disease. Written by two palliative medicine specialists, both of whom have been family doctors, this book deals with all the physical, emotional, spiritual and social problems likely to beencountered by family doctors and community nurses caring for a patient and relatives at home. It deals in detail with emergencies, communications, ethical issues and emphasises throughout the importance of team work.'It provides a wealth of information and advice on all aspects of palliative care at home'. Elaine Coleridge Smith Information Exchange, No. 13, 1995

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Most people with far-advanced illness wish to be cared for at home for as long as possible. The challenge of providing good palliative care at home is therefore of major importance for family doctors, nurses and all those committed to maintaining the highest possible quality of life for thedying person. As modern specialist palliative...

Derek Doyle is Vice-President of the National Council for Hospice, Specialist Palliative Care Services, President Emeritus of the International Hospice Institute and College and formerly Medical Director, St Columba's Hospice, Edinburgh. David Jeffrey is Macmillan Lead Palliative Care Consultant, 3 Counties Cancer Centre, Cheltenham ...
Format:PaperbackPublished:September 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192632272

ISBN - 13:9780192632272

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Table of Contents

Sir Kenneth Calman, KCB, FRSE: ForewordIntroduction1. The challenge of providing palliative care in the home2. Symptom palliation3. Pain palliation4. Psychosocial issues5. Spiritual and religious issues6. Emergencies in palliative care7. Ethical issues8. Communication issues9. Home, hospital or hospice?10. Co-ordination of care at home11. Grief and bereavement12. Professional stress in palliative care13. The final days; terminal care at homeAppendix 1 BibliographyAppendix 2 Useful addressesAppendix 3 Drugs for doctor's bagAppendix 4 Setting up a syringe driver

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" this text would be a very valuable resource for general practitioners and community nurses, particularly when not faced by the challenges of palliative care on a dailt basis. It is easy to dip into for quick tips on management of physical problems but also offers sound advice and food forthought in relation to the more mentally and emotionally challenging aspects of palliative care. Every health centre or surgery should have a book lilke this." Scootish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy