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Providing Palliative Care Services : Towards an Evidence Base - Nick Bosanquet

Providing Palliative Care Services

Towards an Evidence Base

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Published: 1st June 1999
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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.

Aims and objectives Conduct of the review The problems of conducting research in palliative care Patterns of use for services The need for palliative care Models of palliative care Costs and benefits Contemporary models for palliative care nursing Patient and carer satisfaction The impact on quality of life The wider implications Palliative Care in Hospital Care for patients with cancer or other conditions Implications of the fi ndings for health services Bibliography

ISBN: 9780192629913
ISBN-10: 0192629913
Series: Oxford Medical Publications
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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