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Evidence-Based Palliative Care: Across the Lifespan

ISBN: 978-0-632-05818-1
172 pages
May 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book describes the current state of the art in the field of palliative care in children and adults. Special emphasis is placed on addressing the efficacy and effectiveness of palliative care models, pain and symptom management, and on measuring quality of life. In addition the book evaluates current research methods in palliative care and suggests suitable alternatives. Finally the book bridges the gap between science and practice by providing the reader with the current evidence and how it can be applied in the practice setting.
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Introduction; Developments in palliative care; Models of palliative care; Evaluation of palliative care; Evaluation of palliative care services; views of home carers and health professionals; Pain and symptom management; Quality of life in palliative care; Evaluation of palliative care services; problems, pitfalls and recommendations.
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* written with the multidisciplinary audience in mind
* overviews the lastest literature and research in palliative care
* highlights the relevance of established evidence for practitioners
* makes recommendations of how evidence can best be used by policy makers and clinicians
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"Researchers in palliative care will find this book unique be they nurses or doctors. The book is easy to read and it is extremely helpful...invaluable to those working in palliative care, including practitioners, researchers and those studying for diplomas or degrees."

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