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New Themes In Palliative Care, Sc : Facing Death - David Clark

New Themes In Palliative Care, Sc

Facing Death

Paperback Published: 1st September 1997
ISBN: 9780335196050
Number Of Pages: 320

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Palliative care in the late-20th century can be seen to be moving through a period of expansion and development, spreading beyond its original hospice base to encompass care in the community, in hospitals, health centres, clinics and nursing homes. This volume seeks to address the many questions and related issues that surround the changes and developments in palliative care.

"The 300 pages of this book are packed with information oninternational developments in palliative care." - Community Care "This book is a must for all those working in thefield, an interesting read for others working across the spectrum of health care and core reading for students from a wide range of disciplines studying health policy, sociology and health care delivery, as wemove into the 21st century." - Information Exchange "In terms of student suitability, I would recommend the text for two main reasons. First, it is rich in detail and analysis of developments in palliative care...Second, it allows the students to see howsocial science based ideas and concepts can be applied to the 'real world'...In overall terms, this text should be a valuable resource for social scientists and practitioners alike. It's bias is towards the latter audience, but I would still urge social science students and researchers interested in death and dying to look at what, I believe, is avery informative and reasonably priced little book." - Medical Sociology News

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Policy, ethics, evidence Assessing needs and effectiveness is palliative care a special case?
Cost of palliative care Resource allocation and palliative care Half full or half empty?
Impact of health reforms on palliative care services in the UK
Services developments The evolution of the hospice approach Terminal care in South Australia historical aspects and equity issues Palliative care in India Palliative home care A Swedish model of home care Rational planning and policy implementation in palliative care Palliative care in Eastern Europe Is hospice a western concept?
A personal view of palliative care in Asia The WHO cancer pain and palliative care programme
Clinical issues Therapeutic innovations Beyond cancer?
Teamwork in end-of-life care a nurse-physician perspective on introducing physicians to palliative care concepts Voluntary euthanasia in terminal illness New approaches to care
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780335196050
ISBN-10: 0335196055
Series: Facing Death
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st September 1997
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1