New Themes in Palliative Care / Edition 1

New Themes in Palliative Care / Edition 1

by J. M. Hockley, Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335196055

ISBN-13: 9780335196050

Pub. Date: 11/28/1997

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Palliative care is moving through an important period of expansion and development, spreading beyond its original hospice base to encompass care in the community, in hospitals, health centers, clinics and nursing homes. It can now be found in over 70 countries of the world. What challenges does this multidisciplinary specialty face as it seeks to combine high grade…  See more details below

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Palliative care is moving through an important period of expansion and development, spreading beyond its original hospice base to encompass care in the community, in hospitals, health centers, clinics and nursing homes. It can now be found in over 70 countries of the world. What challenges does this multidisciplinary specialty face as it seeks to combine high grade pain and symptom control with sensitive psychological, spiritual and social care? What are the implications of current constraints on health policy and planning? How do ethical issues about resource allocation and end of life care impinge? Can palliative care be further extended to include conditions other than cancer?

This book addresses these and many related issues in ways which will be readily accessible to students of health and social care as well as to those involved in purchasing or providing palliative care services, and to social scientists interested in chronic illness, death and dying. Its editors are respected experts in the field with backgrounds in the social sciences, nursing and medicine and the book's contributors include leading international figures from a wide range of palliative care and academic disciplines.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335196050
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on the editors
List of contributors
Series editor's preface
Introduction1
1Assessing needs and effectiveness: is palliative care a special case?13
2Costs of palliative care34
3Resource allocation and palliative care49
4Half full or half empty? The impact of health reforms on palliative care services in the UK60
5The evolution of the hospice approach84
6Terminal care in South Australia: historical aspects and equity issues101
7Palliative care in India116
8Palliative home care129
9A Swedish model of home care142
10Rational planning and policy implementation in palliative care148
11Palliative care in eastern Europe170
12Is hospice a western concept? A personal view of palliative care in Asia195
13The WHO Cancer Pain and Palliative Care Programme203
14Therapeutic innovations223
15Beyond cancer?239
16Teamwork in end-of-life care: a nurse-physician perspective on introducing physicians to palliative care concepts255
17Voluntary euthanasia in terminal illness275
18New approaches to care288
Index303

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