Day care centres are growing important in palliative care, providing a variety of services from out-patient clinics to art therapy classes. They are proving to be a cost-effective way of providing care, and of accustomising patients to the hospice environment before full time admittance. They can also improve quality of life by giving patients and carers time away from one another.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current philosophy, patterns and policies of pallaitive day care. It places emphasis on the need to evaluate performance in palliative day care and describes in detailk audit, health economics, research and their associated problems and pitfalls.
This is a very challenging and thought-provoking read that will be an aid to all palliative day care centres endeavouring to raise their profile in the palliative care world. The book will enable new managers and their staff to plan, implement and evaluate the best service they can offer to those who use the service... A specialist book for a very specialised area. Well done. European Journal of Palliative Care There is a wealth of information in this little book. It is required reading for anyone contemplating establishing a day care facility and... strongly recommended. Roger Woodruff, Director of Palliative Care, Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia A valuable addition to hospice libraries. Progress in Palliative Care
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 1st March 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97 x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.23