Providing A Palliative Care Service: Towards an Evidence Base

Paperback | March 1, 1999

byNick Bosanquet, Chris Salisbury

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This book addresses key questions about the need for palliative care, the current provision of services and the evidence for the effectiveness of a range of alternative models of organisation in pallitaive care. A broad approach is taken to include the needs of both cancer patients andpatients with other terminal diseases and the relationship between palliative care and other aspects of health care services. The book is based on a comprehensive and detailed review of the international scientific literature on evaluation of palliative care, providing an essential evidence base forpolicy decisions.

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This book addresses key questions about the need for palliative care, the current provision of services and the evidence for the effectiveness of a range of alternative models of organisation in pallitaive care. A broad approach is taken to include the needs of both cancer patients andpatients with other terminal diseases and the relat...

Nick Bosanquet is at Imperial College School of Medicine, London. Chris Salisbury is at University of Bristol.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192629913

ISBN - 13:9780192629913

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Table of Contents

Aims and objectivesConduct of the reviewThe problems of conducting research in palliative carePatterns of use for servicesThe need for palliative careModels of palliative careCosts and benefitsContemporary models for palliative care nursingPatient and carer satisfactionThe impact on quality of lifeThe wider implicationsPalliative Care in HospitalCare for patients with cancer or other conditionsImplications of the fi ndings for health servicesBibliography

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`'...a valuable resource for all professionals working in specialist palliative care: those responsible for developing current service provision, commissioners of healthcare, providers applying the palliative care approach to all areas of healthcare, anyone undertaking further study inpalliative care and researchers looking for new areas of palliative care to study. This is a comprehensive book that looks at the key questions facing everyone involved in palliative'Health Service Journal.