Palliative Care in the Home / Edition 2

Palliative Care in the Home / Edition 2

by Derek Doyle, David Jeffrey, D. Jeffrey
     
 

Most people with far-advanced illness wish to be cared for at home for as long as possible. The challenge of providing good palliative care at home is therefore of major importance for family doctors, nurses and all those committed to maintaining the highest possible quality of life for the dying person. As modern specialist palliative care has raised both

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Overview

Most people with far-advanced illness wish to be cared for at home for as long as possible. The challenge of providing good palliative care at home is therefore of major importance for family doctors, nurses and all those committed to maintaining the highest possible quality of life for the dying person. As modern specialist palliative care has raised both standards of care and also public expectations of family doctors and community nurses, this book helps to place specialist care in context. As palliative care is a major responsibility for teams providing palliative care at home, this book provides a definitive guide on how to provide effective care for people with far-advanced disease. Written by two palliative medicine specialists, both of whom have been family doctors, this book deals with all the physical, emotional, spiritual and social problems likely to be encountered by family doctors and community nurses caring for a patient and relatives at home. It deals in detail with emergencies, communications, ethical issues and emphasizes throughout the importance of team work. 'It provides a wealth of information and advice on all aspects of palliative care at home'. Elaine Coleridge Smith Information Exchange, No. 13, 1995

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192632272
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Oxford Medical Publications Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Sir Kenneth Calman, KCB, FRSE
Introduction
1. The challenge of providing palliative care in the home
2. Symptom palliation
3. Pain palliation
4. Psychosocial issues
5. Spiritual and religious issues
6. Emergencies in palliative care
7. Ethical issues
8. Communication issues
9. Home, hospital or hospice?
10. Co-ordination of care at home
11. Grief and bereavement
12. Professional stress in palliative care
13. The final days; terminal care at home
Appendix 1 Bibliography
Appendix 2 Useful addresses
Appendix 3 Drugs for doctor's bag
Appendix 4 Setting up a syringe driver

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