Palliative and End of Life Care in Nursing

Palliative and End of Life Care in Nursing

by Jane Nicol, Brian Nyatanga
     
 

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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,…  See more details below

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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 equip nursing students and non-specialists with the essential knowledge in relation to the care and management of people nearing the end of life.

Editorial Reviews

Marie Stevens
This is an excellent read for nurses who care for patients at the palliative stage of their illness and those who are at the end of their life. There are real case scenarios and chances for refection and critical thinking. [...] It does make the reader think “Am I actually providing this patient good death?” and “What can I do in the future?”. I honestly could not find any weakness within this book. It is reader friendly, also a good guide to keep at work so nurses can dip in and out for the resources.
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."

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 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. She currently teaches both pre-registration nursing students, international nursing students, post registration nurses and other healthcare professionals at the University of Worcester. Jane’s main teaching focus is the care and management of people living with long term conditions and palliative and end of life care. Her particular areas of interest are interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, and the importance of these in allowing nurses to develop positive relationships with the people for whom they 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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