This book addresses key questions about the need for palliative care, the current provision of services and the evidence for the effectiveness of a range of alternative models of organisation in pallitaive care. A broad approach is taken to include the needs of both cancer patients and patients with other terminal diseases and the relationship between palliative care and other aspects of health care services. The book is based on a comprehensive and detailed review of the international scientific literature on evaluation of palliative care, providing an essential evidence base for policy decisions.
`'...a valuable resource for all professionals working in specialist palliative care: those responsible for developing current service provision, commissioners of healthcare, providers applying the palliative care approach to all areas of healthcare, anyone undertaking further study in palliative care and researchers looking for new areas of palliative care to study. This is a comprehensive book that looks at the key questions facing everyone involved in palliative' Health Service Journal.
Series: Oxford Medical Publications
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 16.41 x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.4