Palliative and End of Life Care in Nursing

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With the number of people requiring palliative and end-of-life care set to increase by 2020, it is the responsibility of every nurse, regardless of specialism, to know how to provide high-quality care to this group of people. Yet caring for those nearing the end of life can throw up complex issues, including handling bereavement, cultural and ethical issues, delivering care in a wide variety of settings, symptom management and also ensuring your own emotional resilience. This book is specifically designed to ...

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Overview

With the number of people requiring palliative and end-of-life care set to increase by 2020, it is the responsibility of every nurse, regardless of specialism, to know how to provide high-quality care to this group of people. Yet caring for those nearing the end of life can throw up complex issues, including handling bereavement, cultural and ethical issues, delivering care in a wide variety of settings, symptom management and also ensuring your own emotional resilience. This book is specifically designed to equip nursing students and non-specialists with the essential knowledge in relation to the care and management of people nearing the end of life.

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Editorial Reviews

CHOICE - J.S. St. Clair
"This book serves as a manual for total patient and family care at the end of life.... Though the information has been provided by multiple other authors...,the strategies of delivery make this text unique and possibly more effective.... A useful resource for new and seasoned end-of-life caregivers. Summing Up: Highly Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446270912
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/30/2013
  • Series: Transforming Nursing Practice Series
  • Edition description: 10mm
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Nicol is a registered nurse and Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Health and Society, Midwifery, Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Sciences, University of Worcester. During her career she has worked across a range of clinical settings in both primary and secondary care, enabling her to develop a broad knowledge and skill base. Jane currently teaches on both the pre-registration nursing programme and the BSc (Hons) international programme focusing on the care and management of long term conditions and palliative and end of life care.

Dr Brian Nyatanga is Senior lecturer at the Institute of Health and Society, Applied Professional Studies, and Director for The Centre for Palliative Care, which he recently developed jointly with a local hospice. He teaches palliative care and research methods across the university programmes and to international students here and abroad. Brian is aware of the emotional demands of caring for people at the end of life and believes in structured social support for practitioners. His doctoral research thesis investigated on death anxiety and burnout among palliative nurses. He is well published, with over 25 years of clinical and educational experience in palliative care.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Idea of Life, Living, Dying and Death
Holistic Care in Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Communication in Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Loss, Grief and Bereavement
Culture and End-of-Life Care
Ethical Issues in Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Palliative Care in a Critical Care Setting
Legal Issues in Palliative and End-of-Life Care
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