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Palliative Nursing : Improving End of Life Care - Shaun Kinghorn

Palliative Nursing

Improving End of Life Care

Paperback Published: 25th October 2007
ISBN: 9780702028168
Number Of Pages: 292

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Palliative Care: Bringing Comfort and Hope is a textbook written by nurses for nurses. It will be of value to those undertaking palliative care diplomas and degrees, as well as be of interest to other disciplines who have an active role in delivering palliative care in a variety of settings. The book reflects the rapid development of palliative nursing as an emerging specialty. It helps in the process of defining palliative nursing and how it interfaces with other disciplines within the specialty.

The text is divided into three sections and comprehensively, yet sensitively, covers all aspects of palliative nursing. Key themes covered include pain control, symptom control, loss and grief, and handling loss.

. A strong emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and practice and evidence based care. . Reconciliation of the theory and practice is achieved by the use of case studies. . It addresses malignant and non-malignant palliative care. . Research and extensive literature support each chapter.

Content has been thoroughly revised and updated in line with changes in practice and policy both locally and internationally, particularly the UK NICE guidance on Supportive and palliative care for people with cancer and the Care of the Dying Pathway

. Three new chapters on: . Sexuality . Care of the Dying Pathway . Changing roles of the nurse in palliative care

. New appendix on North American drug names equivalents for the international market

Strategic and global issues in palliative carep. 1
Managing symptoms: what can nurses do? A principle-based approachp. 9
Pain controlp. 23
Promoting comfort through radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgeryp. 43
Making sense of spiritual carep. 65
Psychosocial dimensionsp. 79
Communication in advanced illness: challenges and opportunitiesp. 95
Facilitating hope in palliative carep. 111
Supporting the family facing loss and griefp. 127
Evidence-based palliative carep. 145
Choice at the end of life: ethics and palliative carep. 171
The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) for the dying patientp. 191
Sexuality in palliative care: the problems and prospectsp. 205
Complementary therapiesp. 227
The changing face of nursing in palliative carep. 243
Looking after yourselfp. 261
Indexp. 273
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ISBN: 9780702028168
ISBN-10: 0702028169
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 25th October 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.8  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised