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

The Handbook of LGBTQIA Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care

The Handbook of LGBTQIA Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care
Author: Kimberly D. Acquaviva
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2023-10-10
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780231556477

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Hospice and palliative care professionals are experts at caring for individuals and families experiencing serious or life-limiting illnesses. Not everyone feels safe seeking out their expertise, however: LGBTQIA+ people may be deterred from seeking support because of barriers—both overt and subtle—that hospice and palliative care programs and professionals erect through their policies and practices. This book is an accessible, expert guide to incorporating LGBTQIA-inclusive practices into end-of-life care. It equips both new and experienced hospice and palliative care professionals with the knowledge they need to ensure that all people receive high-quality care. Kimberly D. Acquaviva surveys fundamental concepts and the latest clinical developments, integrating relatable anecdotes and poignant personal reflections. She discusses her own experience caring for her wife, Kathy, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2019. Unable to find a local hospice with an LGBTQIA-inclusive nondiscrimination statement, let alone one whose staff had been trained to provide nondiscriminatory care to LGBTQIA+ people, Kathy died at home six months later without hospice care. Acquaviva offers clear, actionable strategies for palliative care and hospice physicians, physician associates, advanced-practice registered nurses, registered nurses, social workers, counselors, chaplains, and others. She also emphasizes how incorporating LGBTQIA-inclusive practices can transform work with every person receiving care. Anchored in the evidence and written in plain language, this book is the definitive guide for hospice and palliative care professionals seeking to deliver exceptional care to all the patients and families they serve.

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.

Teaching Palliative Care

Teaching Palliative Care
Author: David Jeffrey
Publsiher: Radcliffe Publishing
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2002
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 1857755790

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This work provides a practical resource of teaching techniques, aiming to encourage busy clinicians to teach by increasing their confidence in their training abilities. It describes how to approach team teaching, planning, teaching methods and evaluation.

EBOOK A Practical Guide to End of Life Care

EBOOK  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. “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. It is written by an inter-professional group of clinical experts who have managed to create a concise, accessible resource which would be perfect for carers, volunteers, Health Care Support Workers or health care student working in any clinical setting who wants to make a difference for individuals approaching the end of their lives. The book addresses all of the important aspects of care at this crucial time, including attitudes to death and dying, communication issues, common physical and psycho-social symptoms, and care in the last hours of life. The case studies of three individuals are threaded throughout the book and are an excellent way to illustrate theoretical content and demonstrate its clinical application. The glossary of terms is particularly useful for a non-specialist audience, as are the resources for further reading. I particularly welcome the use of ‘signposts’ to different activities at key points which encourage the reader to reflect and apply the knowledge to their own situation. I highly recommend this book to any individual who wants to develop their confidence and competence in this challenging, but critically important area of care." Mick Coughlan, Programme Leader, The Royal Marsden School, UK "I found the chapters easy to read and the link to a case study really brought the words ‘to life’. The chapter on self-care was helpful – this is an area hospice managers are having to focus on in detail as our staff strive to maintain the high levels of quality care hospices are renowned for with compassion and dignity . Giving emotional support throughout a shift to patients, families and colleagues can lead to a feeling of ‘exhaustion’ and ‘fatigue’, which if not recognised and addressed leads to time off sick and a feeling of being ’powerless’ for staff . Healthcare professionals must recognise this as well as their managers, who then need to provide different levels of interventions that staff can access – as described in the book. I think all palliative care libraries should have this book on their shelves and perhaps it could be a ‘core’ reading book for training. I also used it on the ward to discuss with nurses – it’s not that what is written is necessarily new but it is well written, concise and relevant. 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. The authors present their subject areas in a most readable and engaging style. While reviewing the case studies (which are weaved throughout the whole book); you feel they have come from experienced carers who have had ‘lived experiences’ of end of life care. This therefore, makes the chapters much more relatable and applicable to practice and real world life. This is also a personable book and I would recommend it to health care professionals and lay persons alike- who need to address or who may require further insight into the realms of: Physical/psycho-social symptoms, communication challenges and differential perspectives on dying and death. Finally, I will also 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

Palliative care

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

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Palliative Care

Palliative Care
Author: Bridget Sumser,Meagan Leimena,Terry Altilio
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-01-02
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780190669614

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Accessible and instructive,ÂPalliative CareÂguides and inspires health social workers to incorporate palliative care principles into their current clinical practice. Through the lenses of environmental theory and intersectionality, rich case narratives highlight opportunities for social workers to enhance their work, advancing whole-person care in the face of serious illness. Chapters include questions to concretize ideas and demonstrate real-world application, while case narratives cover a range of settings, diagnoses, and populations. This book is a useful tool for educators, learners, and practicing social workers working with individuals and families navigating complex health care systems.

Palliative Care Nursing

Palliative Care Nursing
Author: Sanchia Aranda,Margaret M. O'Connor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2003
Genre: Hospice care
ISBN: UOM:39015058787113

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This is one empowerment tool that nurses and health care professionals in any care setting cannot afford to be without.