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Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care

Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care

Elaine Stevens (Editor), Susan Jackson (Editor), Stuart Milligan (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-32271-2

Nov 2009

352 pages

$60.99

Description

Palliative Nursing is an evidence-based practical guide for nurses working in areas of practice where general palliative care is provided. This may be in hospitals, nursing homes, dementia units, the community and any other clinical areas which are not classified as specialist palliative care.

This book first explores the history and ethos of palliative care, and then looks at palliative nursing across various care settings.  It then looks at palliative nursing care for people with specific illnesses, including heart failure, dementia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer, and neurological conditions. Palliative care for children and young people is discussed, and then the book finally looks at education and research in palliative nursing.  Palliative Nursing will be essential reading for all nurses working with palliative care patients in a non specialist role, i.e. in hospitals, primary care and nursing homes, as well as nursing students.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Explores the palliative nursing issues related to specific diseases groups
  • Written in the context of the new national tools, i.e. the end of life initiative, preferred place of care, Liverpool care pathway and Gold standards framework.
  • Each chapter includes practice points and cases to allow the practitioner to undertake guided reflection to improve practice
  • Written by nurses for nurses
  • Provides guidance for nurses working in all four countries of the UK

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Preface.

Contributors.

Introduction.

PART 1 – ADULT PALLIATIVE CARE.

SECTION 1 – HISTORY AND ETHOS OF PALLIATIVE CARE.

1. The History of Palliative Care.

2. Definitions and Aims of Palliative Care.

3. Providing Palliative Care for Marginalised and Disenfranchised People.

SECTION 2 – PALLIATIVE NURSING CARE ACROSS CARE SETTINGS.

4. Palliative Nursing Care in the Acute Hospital.

5. Palliative Nursing Care in the Community.

6. Palliative Nursing Care in Nursing and Residential Care Homes.

7. Palliative Nursing Care in Hospices.

SECTION 3 – PALLIATIVE NURSING CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIFIC ILLNESSES.

8. Palliative Nursing Care in Heart Failure.

9. Palliative Care in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

10. Palliative Care for People Who Have a Dementia.

11. Palliative Nursing Care in Other Neurological Conditions.

11.1 – Huntington’s Disease.

11.2 – Motor Neurone Disease.

11.3 – Multiple Sclerosis.

11.4 – Parkinson’s Disease.

12. Palliative Care for People in End Stage Renal Disease.

13. Palliative Care Issues for People with Cancer.

14. Palliative Care for People with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Imunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

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PART 2 – PALLIATIVE CARE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.

15. The History and Ethos of Palliative Care for Children and Young People.

16. Challenges of Paediatric Palliative Care in The Hospital Setting.

17. Children’s Palliative Care in the Hospice and the Community.

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PART 3 – EDUCATION AND RESEARCH.

18. Palliative Nursing Education and Continuing Professional Development.

19. Palliative Care Research.

“The book provides the reader with a good understanding of how to provide effective palliative care and how to apply it to practice; I have found the reference to specific illnesses particularly helpful and informative for within practice.”   Faye Elliott, 3rd year nursing student, University of Manchester
  • Explores the palliative nursing issues related to specific diseases groups
  • Written in the context of the new national tools, i.e. the end of life initiative, preferred place of care, Liverpool care pathway and Gold standards framework.
  • Each chapter includes practice points and cases to allow the practitioner to undertake guided reflection to improve practice
  • Written by nurses for nurses
  • Provides guidance for nurses working in all four countries of the UK