Palliative and End of Life Care for Children and Young People: Home, Hospice, Hospital
December 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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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 multi-disciplinary work, interagency co-operation and resource issues.
This will be 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 latest 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