Palliative Care

Paperback | April 19, 2015

byChristina Faull, Kerry Blankley

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The care of patients with advanced and terminal illness can be extremely rewarding but often causes professionals a considerable amount of discomfort. This is especially so when you feel under confident in your abilities to provide a high quality of symptom management and relief from distressand to communicate appropriately with patients. Patients with advanced disease present some of the most challenging ethical, physical, psychological and social issues to clinicians and indeed to society.Patients need us to be knowledgeable, skilful and understanding. The fully revised and updated new edition of Palliative Care outlines the fundamental principles and facts which will enable you to make a very real difference to your patients and their families. Information is provided in anaccessible, user-friendly way and covers a wide range of physical and non-physical symptom management. Multi-professional team work is addressed, as is the role and support of families. There is also a consideration of the dilemmas and decisions that may be encountered by doctors around the end of apatient's life.This practical resource, designed to provoke contemplative professional development, and enhance learning will be essential reading for nursing and medical practitioners, and other professionals who support patients in their homes, in care homes, and in hospital.

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The care of patients with advanced and terminal illness can be extremely rewarding but often causes professionals a considerable amount of discomfort. This is especially so when you feel under confident in your abilities to provide a high quality of symptom management and relief from distressand to communicate appropriately with patie...

Christina Faull is Consultant in Palliative Medicine at The Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice (LOROS) and the University Hospitals of Leicester. She is also Honorary Professor of Palliative Medicine, DMU and LOROS Centre for Promotion of Excellence in Palliative Care, de Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Kerry Blankley is Education ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0.37 inPublished:April 19, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198702418

ISBN - 13:9780198702412

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Table of Contents

1. Palliative Care: Principles, challenges and patient outcomes2. Palliative care assessment, communication and challenging situations3. Psycho-social-spiritual components of care4. Decisions and care around the end of life5. Physical symptom control: how to do it well6. The syringe driver7. Regulations, legal duties and financial benefits for patients8. Core Competencies in Palliative Care9. Further information about palliative care services and useful addresses and websites

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"This book is an excellent easy to read interactive guide for undergraduate students and allied health workers with limited experience in palliative care... a useful and accessible book." --Palliative Care News