Palliative Day Care in Practice

Paperback | December 1, 2001

EditorJulie Hearn, Kathryn Myers

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Day care for people with advanced diseases is one of the most rapidly expanding components of palliative care in the UK, and is increasingly a focus of new service development throughout the world. Many benefits, in terms of quality of life, holistic care for the patient and family andincreased time at home are claimed by day care. Palliative Day Care in Practice provides a comprehensive overview of the current philosophy, patterns and policies of palliative day care. It places emphasis on the need to evaluate performance in palliative day care and describes in detail aspects such as audit, hea;th economics, research andtheir associated problems and pitfalls. For readers new to the field it aims to survey the broad concepts and components of palliative day care and the philosophies and practical issues that relate to them. For those more experienced in the field, it seeks to highlight some of the questions, challenges and dilemmas that palliative daycare services face and which will need to be addressed in the years ahead. It will prove valuable to specialist palliative care practitioners, researchers and purchasers interested in establishing or evaluating palliative day care.

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Day care for people with advanced diseases is one of the most rapidly expanding components of palliative care in the UK, and is increasingly a focus of new service development throughout the world. Many benefits, in terms of quality of life, holistic care for the patient and family andincreased time at home are claimed by day care. Pa...

Kathryn Myers trained in Medicine at St. Anne's College Oxford and the Royal London Hospital Medical School, graduating in 1986. Worked in general medicine and haematology before training in palliative medicine in the North Thames region. One of the founders of the Thames regions palliative day care study. Previously worked as a consu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.43 × 5.43 × 0.43 inPublished:December 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192631837

ISBN - 13:9780192631831

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K. Myers and J. Hearn: An introduction to palliative day care: past and presentI. Higginson and D. Goodwin: Needs assessment in day careY. Gunaratnam: Working across cultures of difference: ethnicity and the challenge for palliative day careK. O'Keefe: Establishing day careC. Kennett: Psychosocial day careA. Tookman and K. Scharpen-von Heussen: The role of the doctor in day careJ. Hearn: Audit in palliative day care: what, why, when, how, where, and whoH-R. Douglas and C. Normand: The role of health economicsK. Myers: Future perspectives for day care