Palliative Day Care in Practice

Palliative Day Care in Practice

by Kathryn Myers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192631837

ISBN-13: 9780192631831

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Day care centres are growing important in palliative care, providing a variety of services from out-patient clinics to art therapy classes. They are proving to be a cost-effective way of providing care, and of accustomising patients to the hospice environment before full time admittance. They can also improve quality of life by giving patients and carers time away

Overview

Day care centres are growing important in palliative care, providing a variety of services from out-patient clinics to art therapy classes. They are proving to be a cost-effective way of providing care, and of accustomising patients to the hospice environment before full time admittance. They can also improve quality of life by giving patients and carers time away from one another.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current philosophy, patterns and policies of pallaitive day care. It places emphasis on the need to evaluate performance in palliative day care and describes in detailk audit, health economics, research and their associated problems and pitfalls.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192631831
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Defining Day Care
1. An introduction to palliative day care, Myers & Hearn
2. Needs assessment in day care, Higginson
3. Working across cultures of difference, Gunaratnam
Providing Day Care
4. Establishing day care, O'Keefe
5. Psychological day care, Kennet
6. The role of the doctor in day care, Tookman
Evaluating Day Care
7. Conducting audit
8. The role of health economics, Douglas
Challenges for Day Care
9. Future perspectives for day care, Naysmith

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