Palliative Care A Practical Guide for the Health Professional

Palliative Care  A Practical Guide for the Health Professional
Author: Kathryn Boog,Claire Tester
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2007-10-23
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780443103803

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This book encourages health professionals to reconceptualise their practice in the light of the fact that their patients are deteriorating and dying, supporting them in their dichotomous role which involves affirming that person's life whilst acknowledging that that life is ending. Professionals are encouraged to think laterally, to be creative in their use of their core skills, and to use their life skills and experience to change the focus of their interventions. By making these changes, those involved with caring for the dying will be able to address issues related to burnout and feeling de-skilled. The authors share their considerable experience with the reader - what works for both patient and carer/professional when working in this field. By providing workable solutions, they empower those in disempowering situations, such as when working with terminally ill children and adults. The book is truly holistic and client-centred in its approach, upholding the philosophy of palliative care. Aimed at all who interact with children and adults who have a life-limiting condition or who are dying Offers practical examples of approaches to dilemmas and emotional issues commonly face by those working in palliative care Encourages professionals to think laterally, to be creative in their use of core skills, and to use their life skills and experience to change the focus of their interventions Moves the emphasis away from the medical model to the emotional and spiritual influences on quality of life Offers clear, workable guidelines and demonstrates practical solutions, based on proven theory and experience, to problems encountered on a day-to-day basis by patients and those coming into contact with them

A Practical Guide to Palliative Care

A Practical Guide to Palliative Care
Author: Jerry L. Old,Daniel Swagerty
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2007
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 0781763436

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Designed for easy use at the bedside, this manual contains the practical information health care professionals need to provide optimal end-of-life care. The book presents a multidimensional, holistic approach to assessment and management of the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Topics covered include cultural diversity in end-of-life care; communicating with patients and families; predicting life expectancy; terminal care; non-pain symptom management; pain control; palliative interventions; pediatric palliative care; record keeping; and ethics. The succinct, user-friendly presentation features bullet points and numerous quick-reference tables. Each chapter includes an "In a Nutshell" summary of key points.

End of Life Care A Practical Guide Second Edition

End of Life Care  A Practical Guide  Second Edition
Author: Barry M. Kinzbrunner,Joel Policzer
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 881
Release: 2011-01-07
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780071766616

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The most thorough text available on providing patients and families with quality end-of-life care "The study/learning questions at the end of each chapter make this book an excellent resource for both faculty who wish to test knowledge, and individual learners who wish to assess their own learning....The book is well written and easy to read. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service End of Life Care: A Practical Guide offers solution-oriented coverage of the real-world issues and challenges that arise daily for clinicians caring for those with life-limiting illnesses and conditions. End of Life Care: A Practical Guide includes specific clinical guidance for pain management and other common end of life symptoms. The second edition has been made even more essential with the addition of chapter-ending Q&A for self assessment and board review, new coverage of multicultural medicine, an increased number of algorithms to assist decision making on complicated clinical, legal, and ethical issues. Six sections walk you through the complexities of caring for patients who are nearing the end of life: Preparing Patients for End of Life Management of Symptoms Diagnostic and Invasive Interventions Ethical Dilemmas Special Populations Diversity No other text better assists physicians and other clinicians in providing patients near the end of life with support, guidance, and hope in the face of “hopelessness” than End of Life Care: A Practical Guide.

Palliative care

Palliative care
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 064615169X

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LGBTQ Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care

LGBTQ Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care
Author: Kimberly D. Acquaviva
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2017-05-23
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781939594167

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This is the only handbook for hospice and palliative care professionals looking to enhance their care delivery or their programs with LGBTQ-inclusive care. Anchored in the evidence, extensively referenced, and written in clear, easy-to-understand language, LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care provides clear, actionable strategies for hospice and palliative physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, and chaplains.

Teaching Palliative Care

Teaching Palliative Care
Author: David Jeffrey
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 89
Release: 2018-07-27
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781315347943

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Education of healthcare professionals is the cornerstone of specialist palliative services. This book is a practical toolbox of teaching techniques. Accessible, practical and easy to use it will encourage busy clinicians to teach by increasing their confidence in their training abilities. It provides a resource of various tools and describes how to approach teaching in a team, planning, methods and evaluation. Each chapter presents a menu of tried and tested techniques and closes with examples of lesson plans. The multidisciplinary experiences of the contributors are reflected in the book and healthcare professionals working in palliative care, hospitals, hospices or the community will find it to be essential reading.

A Practical Guide to End of Life Care

A Practical Guide to End of Life Care
Author: Clair Sadler
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-09-16
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780335263578

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Are you involved in caring for people at the end of their life? Do you have a role in supporting the families of those who are dying, or is this an area of your work you find personally difficult? This book is an accessible guide for all those working in health or social care and caring for people at the end of their lives. This will include people in roles such as healthcare assistant, hospice worker, volunteer, nurse or other carers. Written by experts with extensive experience in delivering high quality end of life care, this book is full of real life examples, reflection exercises and case studies. It also includes insights into what can help make a good death, and how to help support families at the end of life.The easy to read chapters emphasise treating people who are dying with dignity using a person centred approach. The book supports the delivery of quality care by recognising physical and non-physical symptoms, and thinking about various emotional and physical needs people might have. It is also important that care givers look after themselves and advice is given on how best to do this. An essential purchase for anyone looking for guidance or support in this area, and suitable for those working in the community, care homes, hospices, hospitals or other settings where people are cared for. With a Foreword from Dr. Ros Taylor, MBE, National Director for Hospice Care, Hospice UK. “The book strikes a balance between the factual and the personal, and gives the reader detailed information and time to think through reflection exercises.” Deborah Preshaw, doctoral nursing student, Queens University Belfast, UK “This is a beautifully presented learning tool to support the delivery of end of life care. I particularly like the ‘signposts’ which reinforce the intention of the book to enable ‘carers’ to apply what they read to their role in practice.” Liz Bryan, Director of Education and Training, St Christopher's Hospice, UK "This book is a very welcome addition to the literature on end of life care, as it does exactly what it says – it is a practical guide. I highly recommend this book." Mick Coughlan, Programme Leader, The Royal Marsden School, UK "I feel this book would be very useful for those new to palliative care as well as those studying the subject. Relating theory to practice is always powerful and for new nurses and other healthcare professionals this provides context and meaning." Clodagh Sowton, Director of Patient Services, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, UK "This is a welcome book to the field of end of life care. This practical guide is accessible and is an excellent bridge between the ‘Lay Person’ and those health care professionals caring for the individual as they approach the end of life. I will be directing students of healthcare towards this impressive, insightful book." Robert Murphy, Senior Lecturer - Adult Nursing, London South Bank University, UK "The material covered is very helpful and the range of authors has been well selected from individuals who are active in clinical practice. The book is practical and clear, and Clair deserves high praise for the contribution it will make to clinicians seeking to improve their palliative care knowledge and skills." Professor Max Watson, Medical Director Northern Ireland Hospice, Visiting Professor University of Ulster, UK

A Practical Guide to Palliative Care in Paediatrics

A Practical Guide to Palliative Care in Paediatrics
Author: No-surname Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service – Paediatric Palliative Care Service
Publsiher: Fontaine Press Pty Ltd
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-10-05
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781925341645

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This ebook is a practical guide to all of the issues relating to the care of a child or young person with a life limiting condition. It aims to empower clinicians to care for children at home or as close to home as possible. It is a national resource and a major contribution towards supporting dying children and their families to have the best quality of life. Sections include psychosocial considerations, symptom management, the dying process, bereavement and ethics. New sections for this edition include perinatal palliative care and quality improvement in paediatric palliative care. The booklet includes a number of appendices including commonly used drugs and doses. The booklet where possible tries to be evidence based, and reflects best practice guidelines for the Australian and New Zealand context.