Palliative Care Nursing: Principles and Evidence for Practice

Synopsis

"...this is an excellent book that is interesting, easy to read and very useful for health care professionals." Palliative MedicineThis innovative interdisciplinary textbook reviews current research and examines the evidence base for palliative care practice. Focusing on palliative care for adults, the first three sections use a novel framework - the trajectory of life-limiting illness - to cover key issues including: What happens to people as they become ill How individuals cope as they near death and are dying How families and friends deal with bereavement and loss The final section addresses contemporary issues in nursing and inter-professional working. The book contains helpful overviews and is written in an informative and reader-friendly style. Palliative Care Nursing is essential reading for post-qualifying nursing students and all nurses and health/social care professionals who provide care to people with advanced illness and those who are near the end of life.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Sheila Payne
  • Jane Seymour
  • Christine Ingleton
  • David Clark
  • Merryn Gott
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Maidenhead, England
Publication year:
  • 2004