Compassion

The Essence of Palliative and End-of-life Care

Author: Philip J. Larkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198703317

Category: Compassion

Page: 240

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Since the efforts of Dame Cicely Saunders and the founders of the modern hospice movement, compassion has become a fundamental part of palliative care. In this ground-breaking book, international experts give their critical thoughts on the essence and role of compassion, in both palliative and hospice care over the past half-century. Compassion: The essence of palliative and end of life care provides insight into the motivations for, and practice of, compassionate palliative and hospice care, featuring the reflections of leading healthcare professionals, social workers, chaplains and educators. Chapters utilise case examples and first-hand experiences to explore the historical and contemporary discourse surrounding the concept of compassion in palliative medicine. This book is relevant to a multidisciplinary audience of palliative care practitioners, including undergraduate and graduate students in sociology, psychology and theology, and healthcare professionals in oncology and gerontology.

Palliative and End of Life Care in Nursing

Author: Jane Nicol,Brian Nyatanga

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526415526

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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With the number of people requiring palliative and end of life care steadily increasing, 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.

Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Author: Margaret L. Campbell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118363272

Category: Medical

Page: 314

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Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care uses acase-based approach to provide students and practitioners with animportant learning tool to improve critical thinking skills andencourage discussion toward improving experiences for patients andtheir families. The book is organized into three sections covering subjectsrelated to communication, symptom management, and familycare. Each case is presented in a consistent, logicalformat for ease of use, highlighting key evidence-based conceptsincluding the case history, care setting, diagnosis and prognosis,assessment, treatment considerations, and family support. A key reference, Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-LifeCare is an invaluable resource for clinicians who providepalliative care to patients with life-limiting illnesses and thoseat the end of life along with their families.

Palliative and End of Life Care for Children and Young People

Home, Hospice, Hospital

Author: Anne Grinyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119968321

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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“Anne’s contribution to our understanding of the needs of young people with cancer has been unparalleled and without her extraordinary insights our services would be that much poorer.” From the foreword by Simon Davies , CEO Teenage Cancer Trust This topical and timely text provides valuable insights into the choices and experiences of palliative and end of life care for young people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. With a focus on palliative care provision across a range of different clinical settings, this comprehensive new resource explores care in the home, the hospice and hospital. It looks at how and where families and young people can access palliative care, and what support is offered to attain their preferred place of death. Bereavement support for families is discussed, as well as a discussion of multidisciplinary work, interagency co-operation and resource issues. This title is essential reading for community children’s nurses, specialist palliative care teams, children’s hospices, school nurses, social workers and student nurses as well as families. A comprehensive resource on end of palliative are provision for children and young adults with cancer and other life limiting illnesses Timely and topical, tying in with the Department of Health palliative care strategy ‘Better Care: Better Lives’ Written in an accessible style that does not assume either detailed medical or theoretical knowledge Explores palliative care provision in a range of different clinical settings including the home, hospice, and hospital Provides valuable insights into the experiences of parents, children and young people

Palliative and End-of-life Pearls

Author: John E. Heffner,Ira Byock

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781560535003

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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This addition to the popular Pearls Series® presents 71 case presentations of clinical interest related to end-of-life and palliative care for both hospitalized patients and patients receiving home care. The patient vignettes highlight considerations of pain and symptom management at the end of life, ethical issues related to life-supportive care, and approaches to assisting patients and families with the difficulties that surround death and dying.

End-of-life Care

Promoting Comfort, Choice and Well-being for Older People

Author: Seymour, Jane E.,Witherspoon, Ros,Merryn Gott

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861347618

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 74

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This report explores the current state of end-of-life care policy and practice in the UK. It focuses in particular on the experiences of older people and incorporates their views and those of carers. The issues raised in the report will feed into current debates such as those around palliative health, end-of-life care, and right-to-die legislation.

Essentials of Palliative Care

Author: Nalini Vadivelu,Alan David Kaye,Jack M. Berger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461451647

Category: Medical

Page: 518

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Essentials of Palliative Care is a to-the-point, clinically oriented resource for all members of the multidisciplinary palliative care team and trainees. It covers practical clinical topics, including assessment of the patient and pain and symptom management, and practical non-medical topics central to providing effective palliative care, including psychological management, guidance on how to help patients and their families through the many healthcare decision points they face, and sensitivity to the goals and culture of the patient. Review questions, with detailed answers, provide a convenient way for readers to test their knowledge. Features: · Concise, comprehensive, clinically focused · Multiple choice review questions, with detailed answers · Expert contributors from leading institutions · Coordination of care by palliative care team a major focus

Palliative Care Nursing at a Glance

Author: C. Ingleton,P. J. Larkin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118759214

Category: Medical

Page: 152

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Palliative Care Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for nursing students, health and social care practitioners, and all those involved in palliative care delivery, both in the clinical and home setting. Written by an expert team of academics, nurses, educators and researchers it provides a concise and easy-to-read overview of all the concepts and clinical decision-making skills necessary for the provision of good-quality palliative and end-of-life care. Divided into six sections, the book includes coverage of all key clinical applications, principles of symptom management, palliative care approaches for a range of conditions and patient groups, exploration of the roles of the multi-professional team, as well as ethical challenges. Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout Provides information on delivery of care in a range of settings Broad coverage makes it ideal reading for anyone involved in palliative care delivery User-friendly and accessible resource for those working in both specialist and non-specialist adult settings

When Children Die

Improving Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Children and Their Families: Summary

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Children and Their Families

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309090768

Category: Medical

Page: 16

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This document is a brief summary of the Institute of Medicine report entitled When Children Die: Improving Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Children. Better care is possible now, but current methods of organizing and financing palliative, end-of-life, and bereavement care complicate the provision and coordination of services to help children and families and sometimes require families to choose between curative or life-prolonging care and palliative services, in particular, hospice care. Inadequate data and scientific knowledge impede efforts to deliver effective care, educate professionals to provide such care, and design supportive public policies. Integrating effective palliative care from the time a child's life-threatening medical problem is diagnosed will improve care for children who survive as well as children who die-and will help the families of all these children. The report recognizes that while much can be done now to support children and families, much more needs to be learned. The analysis and recommendations reflect current knowledge and judgments, but new research and insights will undoubtedly suggest modifications and shifts in emphasis in future years.

Research Methods in Palliative Care

Author: Julia M Addington-Hall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198530250

Category: Medical

Page: 315

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Palliative and end of life care are concerned with the physical, social, psychological and spiritual care of people with advanced disease. It currently has a poorly developed research base, but the need to improve this is increasingly recognised. One of the reasons for the lack of research - and the variable quality of the research that is undertaken - is the difficulty of conducting research with very ill and bereaved people. Standard and well-established research methods mayneed to be adapted to work in this context. This means that existing research methods textbooks may be of limited use to palliative care practitioners seeking to do research for the first time, or to more experienced researchers wanting to apply their knowledge in palliative care settings.This research methods textbook is the first to be written specifically for palliative care. It has been edited by four experienced palliative care academics with acknowledged expertise and international reputations in this field. It encompasses methods used in both clinical and health services research in palliative care, with sections on clinical, epidemiological, survey and qualitative research, as well as a section covering skills needed in any research project. Each chapter providesreaders with an up to date overview of the research method in question, an understanding of its applicability to palliative care and of the particular challenges of using it in this setting. It is essential reading for all palliative care researchers.

Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Author: Kim K. Kuebler,Debra E. Heidrich,Peg Esper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323078400

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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Palliative and End-of-Life Care, 2nd Edition provides clinicians with the guidelines and tools necessary to provide quality, evidenced-based care to patients with life-limiting illness. This text describes the care and management of patients with advanced disease throughout the disease trajectory, extending from diagnosis of advanced disease until death. Four units provide the general principles of palliative and end-of-life care, important concepts, advanced disease management, and clinical practice guidelines. Clinical practice guidelines offer in-depth discussions of the pathophysiology of 19 different symptoms, interventions for specific symptom management (including in-depth rationales), and suggestions for patient and family teaching. Defines dying as a normal, healthy process aided by the support of an interdisciplinary team. Provides in-depth pathophysiology, assessment, and intervention information based upon the disease trajectory. Highlights opportunities for patient and family teaching. Describes psychosocial issues experienced by patients and their families. Reviews uncomplicated and complicated grief and mourning, providing suggestions to help the family after a patient's death. Includes case studies at the end of chapters to reinforce key concepts of compassionate care. New chapters including Advance Care Planning, Ethical Issues, Spiritual Care Across Cultures, Pharmacology, Sleep, and Nutrition. Includes a new appendix on Assessment Tools and Resources for more comprehensive coverage of palliative and end-of-life care.

Palliative Nursing

Improving End-of-life Care

Author: Shaun Kinghorn,Sandra Gaines

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702028169

Category: Medical

Page: 283

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Prev. ed: Palliative nursing: bringing comfort and hope / edited by Shaun Kinghorn, Richard Gamlin. 2001.

Palliative Care Nursing

Quality Care to the End of Life, Third Edition

Author: Gary Martin, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826157928

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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This textbook has...introduced concepts and methods of education which [help] to move palliative nursing forward as an evidenced based practice of whole person care. -- Betty Ferrell, PhD, FAAN Research Scientist (From the Foreword) In this comprehensive textbook on palliative care nursing, editors Marianne Matzo and Deborah Witt Sherman succeed in bringing together the heart of nursing and the true meaning of palliative care with the most current evidence based practice. --GeriPal Palliative care is a philosophy of caregiving that integrates disease modification with supportive, compassionate therapies for patients at the end of life. Palliative care nurses are responsible for alleviating pain and other physical symptoms-along with satisfying the emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual needs of patients who are facing life-threatening illness. This third edition of Palliative Care Nursing provides more comprehensive newly updated content, knowledge, attitudes, skills, and cutting-edge teaching and learning strategies to achieve the AACN End-of-Life nursing competencies providing a lifespan approach. Now in its third edition, this book continues to emphasize the value of complementary, holistic modalities in promoting health, wholeness, and wellness, even as death approaches. Key topics discussed: Ethical aspects of palliative care Legal aspects of end-of-life decision-making Loss, suffering, grief, and bereavement on the part of patients and their families Symptom-specific nursing management of pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue, malnutrition, and dehydration-all common to palliative care How to communicate with the seriously ill and dying patients, their families, and their health care providers Disease-specific aspects of palliative care for those battling cancer, heart disease, lung disease, HIV/AIDS, end-stage renal and liver disease, neurological, and other disorders

The Helping Professional's Guide to End-of-Life Care

Practical Tools for Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Support for the Dying

Author: E. Alessandra Strada

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 160882201X

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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Nearly half of people at the end of life will receive hospice care, but few psychologists, nurses, physicians, chaplains, and hospice workers have been trained specifically to recognize and address the psychological, social, and emotional issues that may arise in patients who are dying. Patients in the midst of advanced terminal illness may experience a variety of distressing emotions, and may feel anxious, frightened, regretful, or desperate. This guide was created specifically to guide helping professionals of all kinds through the process of working through patients’ psychological issues to allow them peace and comfort in their final moments. The Helping Professional’s Guide to End-of-Life Care clarifies the spiritual and emotional care that patients need and presents an evidence-based approach integrating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), transpersonal psychotherapy, hypnosis, mindfulness, and guided imagery to help patients manage emotional distress at the end of life. Through case conceptualizations and detailed treatment planning guidance, readers learn to formulate comprehensive assessment and treatment plans for patients and gain skills that will help them manage the emotional intensity of this work. This secular, professional treatment model can be applied to patients of any religious or spiritual background. The book also addresses integrating the patient’s therapeutic team with the medical team, addressing the emotional needs of friends and family of the dying, crisis intervention for suicidal patients, working with clients on psychotropic medications, and how helping professionals can manage their own emotions to become more effective clinicians.

Compassionate Cities

Author: Allan Kellehear

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134209193

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Once it was difficult to see end of life care beyond conventional medical intervention, but hospice and palliative care introduced a more holistic approach, providing quality of life for the dying and their families. This ground-breaking work takes end-of-life care beyond these palliative boundaries, describing a public health vision that involves whole communities adopting a compassionate approach to dying, death and loss. Written by a leading academic in the field of death and bereavement, this text outlines the historical, political and conceptual basis of compassionate cities, providing a community development model for end-of-life care. Moving away from infection control and health promotion Allan Kellehear invites us to think of a third wave movement of public health, joining empathy, equality and action together as practical policies. Presenting a radical new perspective to death, ageing and public health, Compassionate Cities is essential reading for academics and professionals alike.

Palliative & End-of-life Care

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Author: Kim K. Kuebler,Debra E. Heidrich,Peg Esper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416030794

Category: Medical

Page: 569

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Provides the guidelines and tools you need to provide patients and families with comprehensive, evidence-based interventions.

Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Author: Keri Thomas,Ben Lobo,Karen Detering

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192542362

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Advance Care Planning (ACP) is an essential part of end of life care in the UK and most developed countries. It enables more people to live well and die as they would choose, and has significant implications for the individual person, their family and carers, and our wider society. In the context of an ageing population and increasing possibilities for medical interventions, ACP is a particularly important aspect of quality care. Expanded and fully updated throughout, this new edition gives a comprehensive overview of ACP and explores a wide range of issues and practicalities in providing end of life care. Written by experts from around the world, the book takes a comprehensive look at the subject by exploring the wide range of issues and practicalities in providing ACP; framing the purpose, process, and outcomes of these plans; and providing an important update on national and international research, policy and practice. Chapters also discuss values, goals and priorities, and include detailed case examples to aid best practice. This book is an invaluable resource for all clinicians involved in the caring for people in their final stages of life. It is of particular value to GPs, palliative care specialists, geriatricians, social care teams, researchers and policy leads interested in improving end of life care.

AACN Protocols for Practice

Palliative care and end-of-life issues in critical care

Author: Justine Medina,Kathleen Puntillo

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763740276

Category: Medical

Page: 59

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AACN Protocols for Practice: Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues in Critical Care sets forth the evidence-based guidelines for providing appropriate care, whether aggressively life-saving or palliative end-of-life care. The Protocols equip critical-care nurses to effectively manage the following: symptom management; family issues and intervention; withholding and withdrawing life support; communication and conflict resolution; and caring for the caregiver.

Partners in Palliative Care

Enhancing Ethics in Care at the End-of-Life

Author: Mary Beth Morrissey,Bruce Jennings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317966929

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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The Collaborative for Palliative Care ("Collaborative") is a grassroots consortium of public and private organizations that came together in 2005 for the purposes of studying the increasing need for palliative care and the methods for such care. It has grown from a small fledgling group to a membership of over 50 community-based organizations and volunteers dedicated to improving care of the seriously ill through education, research and advocacy. The Collaborative bridges policy, research and practice in its initiatives and vision for the future. Partners in Palliative Care examines specific areas of concern that the Collaborative has addressed in its education programs and advocacy, as well as the collaborative processes that have been so successful in building community assets. Areas of concentration have been diverse and include advance care planning, relational communication paradigms, community capacity building, the role of culture and spirituality in palliative care, the meaning of pain and suffering for seriously ill individuals, and the ethics of health care costs in palliative and end-of-life systems of care. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care.