Palliative Care for Older People in Care Homes / Edition 1

Palliative Care for Older People in Care Homes / Edition 1

by Jo Hockley, David Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335210600

ISBN-13: 9780335210602

Pub. Date: 12/15/2002

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

In an ageing society, care homes have become an increasingly important provider of services to older people at the end-of-life. One of the main themes running through this book concerns the extent to which the principles of palliative care can be integrated into nursing or residential homes. Contributors from nursing and medicine, from the social and health sciences,…  See more details below

Overview

In an ageing society, care homes have become an increasingly important provider of services to older people at the end-of-life. One of the main themes running through this book concerns the extent to which the principles of palliative care can be integrated into nursing or residential homes. Contributors from nursing and medicine, from the social and health sciences, and from ethics and health planning provide an international perspective on key issues in relation to end-of-life care such as: assessment; loss, autonomy and the ethics of end-of-life decision making; spiritual care; dementia and dying; professional, organisational and policy development. This first collection of its kind will provide an invaluable resource to all of those engaged in improving the quality of residential and nursing home care for older, dying people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335210602
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
12/15/2002
Series:
Facing Death Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Introduction
Historical and policy contexts
Assessment of need in care homes
Loss and change
Spiritual care in care homes perceptions and practice
Caring for people with dementia at the end of life
The role of the physician in nursing home care in The Netherlands
Ethics and end-of-life decision making
The performance of the hour of death
Changing care practices beyond education and training to 'practice development'
Organizational structures for enhancing standards of palliative care
Conclusion
References
Index.

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