Do you need a succinct introduction to the key theories and principles of palliative care and their application to practice?
Key Concepts in Palliative Care provides just this in a compact, fifty-concept guide to the field. Taking account of the government's "End of Life Care Strategy", contributors set out the key issues affecting practice across a range of health and social care contexts.
The book covers topics ranging from dying and death to symptom management and spiritual care, backed up with practical examples. Each entry comprises:
o a snapshot definition of the topic
o key points
o a discussion of the main debates
o links to practice through thought-provoking case histories, and
o suggestions for further reading.
Key Concepts in Palliative Care is an ideal text and handy source of reference for health and social care professionals who are developing their knowledge and skills in palliative care.
Introduction - Moyra A Baldwin and Jan Woodhouse Agencies: Resources for Adults with a Palliative Care Need in the UK - Helen Fruin Attributes of Palliative Caring - Moyra A Baldwin Caring for the Adult: 'A Reversal of Roles' - Virginia C Williams Caring for the Carers - Sheila Payne Caring for the Child with Palliative Care Needs - Yvonne Flood Caring for the Older Person - Victoria Ridgway Caring for Young People - Amanda Humphreys and Pat Rose Communication - Jan Woodhouse Concept of Death - Jill McCarthy Coronial Process - Richard Griffith Cultural Issues in Palliative Care - Shirley Firth Death - Jane Quigley Environment of Care: Palliative Care within the Acute Hospital Care Ward - John Costello Finance Issues and the Organization of Palliative Care - Peter Hartland Financial Aspects for Patients and Carers - Jan Woodhouse Funerals - Jan Woodhouse Good Death - Moyra A Baldwin and Jan Woodhouse The Globalization of Palliative Care - Lynda Prescott Holism - Moyra A Baldwin and Joanne Greenwood Hospice Movement and Evolution of Palliative Care - Moyra A Baldwin Information Technology - Dion Smyth Legal and Ethical Issues in Palliative Care - Barbara Beard Loss, Grief and Bereavement - Jan Woodhouse Marginalized Groups - Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead Multidisciplinary Teams - Moyra A Baldwin Organ Donation - Natalie A Pattison Organizational Management of Palliative Care - Steve Kirk Palliative Care and the Person with Cancer - Debbie Wyatt Palliative Care for the Person with a Learning Disability - Sue Read Palliative Care and the Person with Mental Ill-Health - Catherine Black and Julie Bailey-McHale Palliative Care and the Person with a Non-Cancer Diagnosis - Andrea Dean Palliative Care Education - Karen Manford-Walley Patient Choices and Preferences in Palliative Care - Stephanie Neill and Dorothy Carter Policy Drivers - Mzwandile A Mabhala Quality Assurance and Palliative Care - Jill McCarthy Reactions of Patients and Carers - Sue Phillips Rehabilitation in Palliative Care - Claire Jones and Adrian Bunnell Research in Palliative Care - Catherine Black Resources and Information: Looking for Answers - Jan Woodhouse Sexuality - Moyra A Baldwin and Jan Woodhouse Stigma - Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead Symptom Management: Complementary and Alternative Medicine/Integrated Health - Joy Parkes and Sue Padmore Symptom Management: Common Symptoms - Catherine Black Symptom Management: Difficult/Complex Symptoms - Catherine Black Symptom Management: Emergencies - Catherine Black Symptom Management: The Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) - Richard Latten, John Ellershaw and Deborah Murphy Spirituality - Reverend Ian M Delinger Stress and Palliative Care - Jan Woodhouse Technology: Equipment Procurement - Sonya Currey, Janice Foster and Virginia C Williams Value of Life - Moyra A Baldwin and Joanne Greenwood