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Integrating a Palliative Approach

Integrating a Palliative Approach Book
Author : Katherine Murray
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-08-03
ISBN : 9781926923161
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This second edition of the text will equip frontline caregivers to respond to the changing needs of any person living with life-limiting illness and their family. You will learn best practice skills for participating fully as a vital member of the health care team. Integrating a Palliative Approach will increase your con­fidence and competence in providing compassionate palliative care for the dying person and their family by developing your capacity to: 1) integrate a palliative approach and support the person and family through decline and during last days and hours; 2) provide culturally safe palliative care that is free of systemic bias and racism; 3) understand and provide psychosocial care for the person and family; and 4) develop self-care practices to sustain you. This is a rare text that engages you with its warmth and heart--it is an essential resource for all frontline caregivers. "Stunning artwork, accessible text, relevant case studies, and up-to-date evidence are woven together to stimulate learning and reflection about palliative care philosophy and practice." -- David Kenneth Wright, PhD, RN, CHPCN(C), Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa "You will feel safe to explore your biases and understand Indigenous ways of knowing and being as recommended in the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action." -- Sheila Blackstock, RN, BScN, MScN, COHN PhD (c), Gitxsan First Nation, Associate Teaching Professor, Thompson Rivers University School of Nursing "The second edition of Integrating a Palliative Approach is, in fact, an essential resource for personal support workers. The book continues to be a unique resource providing comprehensive information regarding physical and psychosocial needs." -- Betty Ferrell, PhD, FAAN, FPCN Professor and Director, Nursing Research, City of Hope Medical Center; Principal Investigator, the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project "The section on self-care, an area that students may feel they do not need to study, contains concrete information on its importance and ideas for developing a plan for self-care." -- Zola Goebel, Director, Sprott Shaw College, Lead Curriculum for Health Care Assistant curriculum "This text is the resource for PSW education, for workplace education and independent study." -- Pippa Hawley, B.Med, FRCPC (PM) Head, UBC Division of Palliative Care, and BC Cancer Pain and Symptom Management / Palliative Care Program Medical Leader "Kath and her team have done a wonderful job of integrating the most up-to-date frameworks for person centred care and packaged nuggets of wisdom and experience in a digestible, accessible and visually attractive package." -- Doris Barwich MD, CCFP (PC), Medical Director, British Columbia Centre for Palliative Care "This resource directly acknowledges the valuable role of the PSW as a knowledgeable and integral member of the interprofessional team, it is a 'must-have' resource for all frontline caregivers seeking ways to provide excellent care for others, while nourishing their practice for personal fulfilment." -- Andrea Leatherdale, RN, BScN, GDPI, PMEd, Professor, Practical Nursing, Centennial College "[This] edition is a beautiful balance of practical, approachable, and inspirational. The touchstones take various new competency frameworks, breaks them into easily digestible snippets and ties everything together as part of a bigger whole." -- Nadine Valk, BA, MPA, Executive Director / Directrice Générale. Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program

Mosby s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker E Book

Mosby s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker   E Book Book
Author : Sheila A. Sorrentino,Leighann Remmert,Mary J. Wilk,Rosemary Newmaster
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2014-04-22
ISBN : 1771720271
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mosby’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker prepares students to function in the role of support worker in community and institutional settings. The #1 text used by Support Worker programs across Canada and at Canadian-affiliated schools worldwide, the book covers the broad foundation of skills that support workers/resident care aides/health care aides need in order to perform their role safely and effectively. Comprehensive, yet easy to read, Mosby’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker makes learning easy with clear explanations of concepts and step-by-step presentations of procedures. Numerous full-colour illustrations, photographs, charts, and tables are combined with real-life case studies and examples to provide the reader with an outstanding learning experience. Covers key procedures for Canadian support workers – 95 in total Recognizes provincial/territorial differences in scope of practice Clear, detailed instructions in step-by-step procedures Evidence-based practice: chapter references supplied at end of book Reflects current Canadian practice and terminology Additional First Nations content Chapter summaries to aid student comprehension Rationales for all procedure steps Test Bank features higher-level taxonomies to allow testing that focuses on cognitive level Instructor’s Test Bank features higher-level taxonomies to allow testing that focuses on cognitive level And more!

Integration of Palliative Care in Chronic Conditions

Integration of Palliative Care in Chronic Conditions Book
Author : Kim K. Kuebler
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-01-01
ISBN : 9781935864899
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Integration of Palliative Care in Chronic Conditions: An Interdisciplinary Approach will equip multidisciplinary teams with the resources necessary to provide patients and their families with the best possible care and management of multiple chronic conditions. Written in an easily accessible outline format, this comprehensive text explores pharmacologic interventions; advance care planning; and the physiology, symptoms, diagnostics, and interventions of various chronic conditions and malignancies. In addition, case studies highlight approaches to the care of individual patients with varying backgrounds and needs. Emphasizing the importance of self care, spiritual and religious support, compassion, goal setting, education, preparation, and communication in all areas of the palliative care realm, this book is an essential resource in guiding healthcare professionals in their mission of providing quality care to patients and their families.

Integrating a Palliative Approach Workbook 2nd Edition

Integrating a Palliative Approach Workbook 2nd Edition Book
Author : Katherine Murray
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-09-02
ISBN : 9781926923178
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This workbook was created specifically for personal support workers and anyone who provides direct care. As a companion workbook to "Integrating a Palliative Approach: Essentials for Personal Support Worker's. Second Edition," this book will help you to solidify knowledge and develop skills in providing palliative and end-of-life care, and integrating a palliative approach. You will develop palliative care best practices and learn ways to provide culturally safe care to support a dying person and their family, including providing care with a trauma informed approach. The workbook is filled with creative learning activities designed to develop self-awareness, address bias and racism, and build palliative care knowledge and skills for supporting physical comfort and providing psychosocial care for the dying person and family. Examples of activities include reflective writing, short answer and true/false questions, mind mapping, creating vision boards, small and large group discussions, and role plays. Prepare yourself to care for the dying and their family by exploring your belief and biases through reflective writing developing your understanding of palliative and end of life care language, principles, and practises applying your knowledge in case scenarios, role-plays, in group discussion This is a companion resource to help you develop your capacity to provide culturally safe palliative and end of life care and integrate a palliative approach for any person with a life limiting illness.

Surgical Palliative Care

Surgical Palliative Care Book
Author : Anne C. Mosenthal
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019-11-12
ISBN : 0190858362
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Palliative care has become increasingly important across the spectrum of healthcare, and with it, the need for education and training of a broad range of medical practitioners not previously associated with this field of care. Part of the Integrating Palliative Care series, this volume on surgical palliative care guides readers through the core palliative skills and knowledge needed to deliver high value care for patients with life-limiting, critical, and terminal illness under surgical care. Chapters explore the historical, philosophical, and spiritual principles of surgical palliative care, and follow the progression of the seriously ill surgical patient's journey from the pre-operative encounter, to the invasive procedure, to the post-operative setting, and on to survivorship. An overview of the future of surgical palliative care education and research rounds out the text. Surgical Palliative Care is an ideal resource for surgeons, surgical nurses, intensivists, and other practitioners who wish to learn more about integrating palliative care into the surgical field.

Palliative Care in Oncology

Palliative Care in Oncology Book
Author : Bernd Alt-Epping,Friedemann Nauck
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-03-26
ISBN : 3662462028
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Palliative care provides comprehensive support for severely affected patients with any life-limiting or life-threatening diagnosis. To do this effectively, it requires a disease-specific approach as the patients’ needs and clinical context will vary depending on the underlying diagnosis. Experts in the field of palliative care and oncology describe in detail the needs of patients with advanced cancer in comparison to those with non-cancer disease and also identify the requirements of patients with different cancer entities. Basic principles of symptom control are explained, with careful attention to therapy for pain associated with either the cancer or its treatment and to symptom-guided antineoplastic therapy. Complex therapeutic strategies for palliative cancer patients are highlighted that involve both cancer- and symptom-directed options and address a range of therapeutic aims. Issues relating to drug use in palliative cancer care are fully explored, and a separate section is devoted to care in the final phase. A range of organizational and policy issues are also discussed, and the book concludes by considering likely future developments in palliative care for cancer patients. Palliative Care in Oncology will be of particular interest to palliative care physicians who are interested in broadening the scope of their disease-specific knowledge, as well as to oncologists who wish to learn more about modern palliative care concepts relevant to their day-to-day work with cancer patients.

Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care

Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care Book
Author : Katherine Murray
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-09
ISBN : 9781926923116
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Kath Murray has a love for hospice and palliative care and a love for education that is engaging, delicious, and digestible. Her passion is to provide exceptional resources to help nurses, health care workers, and personal support workers provide excellent care for the dying and their family, and to find meaning and value in doing so.

Textbook of Palliative Care

Textbook of Palliative Care Book
Author : Roderick Duncan MacLeod,Lieve Van den Block
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-06-15
ISBN : 9783319777382
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Textbook of Palliative Care is a comprehensive, clinically relevant and state-of-the art book, aimed at advancing palliative care as a science, a clinical practice and as an art. Palliative care has been part of healthcare for over fifty years but we still find ourselves having to explain its nature and practice to colleagues and to the public in general. Healthcare education and training has been slow to recognize the vital importance of ensuring that all practitioners have a good understanding of what is involved in the care of people with serious or advanced illnesses and their families. However, the science of palliative care is advancing and our understanding concerning many aspects of palliative care is developing rapidly. The book is divided into separate sections for ease of use. Over 100 chapters written by experts in their given fields provide up-to-date information on a wide range of topics of relevance to those providing care towards the end of life no matter what the disease may be. We present a global perspective on contemporary and classic issues in palliative care with authors from a wide range of disciplines involved in this essential aspect of care. The Textbook includes sections addressing aspects such as symptom management and care provision, organization of care in different settings, care in specific disease groups, palliative care emergencies, ethics, public health approaches and research in palliative care. This Textbook will be of value to practitioners in all disciplines and professions where the care of people approaching death is important, specialists as well as non-specialists, in any setting where people with serious advanced illnesses are residing. It is also an important resource for researchers, policy-and decision-makers at national or regional levels. Neither the science nor the art of palliative care will stand still so we aim to keep this Textbook updated as the authors find new evidence and approaches to care.

Pediatric Palliative Care

Pediatric Palliative Care Book
Author : Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2015-08-31
ISBN : 0190244186
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Pediatric palliative care is a field of significant growth as health care systems recognize the benefits of palliative care in areas such as neonatal intensive care, pediatric ICU, and chronic pediatric illnesses. Pediatric Palliative Care, the fourth volume in the HPNA Palliative Nursing Manuals series, highlights key issues related to the field. Chapters address pediatric hospice, symptom management, pediatric pain, the neonatal intensive care unit, transitioning goals of care between the emergency department and intensive care unit, and grief and bereavement in pediatric palliative care. The content of the concise, clinically focused volumes in the HPNA Palliative Nursing Manuals series is one resource for nurses preparing for specialty certification exams and provides a quick-reference in daily practice. Plentiful tables and patient teaching points make these volumes useful resources for nurses.

Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care

Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care Book
Author : Katherine Murray
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015-04
ISBN : 9781926923079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book was written specifically for nursing assistants! It will warmly engage you and provide you with the essential tools and knowledge to respond to the needs of the dying and their families. Filled with practical strategies, stories of caregiving, and real-life scenarios, Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care will increase your confidence, competence and comfort in providing compassionate care for the dying.

Making Health Care Whole

Making Health Care Whole Book
Author : Christina M. Puchalski,Betty R. Ferrell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-03
ISBN : 9788178223773
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Making Health Care Whole' charts a common language for addressing spiritual care across the disciplines of medicine, nursing, social work, chaplaincy & psychology, offering tools for screening, assessment, care planning & interventions.

Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care

Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care Book
Author : Katherine Murray
Publisher : Life and Death Matters
Release : 2017-09-07
ISBN : 9781926923130
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A companion workbook to 'Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Resource for Every Nurse," that actively engages you to help solidify your knowledge of hospice and palliative care. The workbook promotes learning the practical application of hospice and palliative care principles and procedures using creative activities.

A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises

A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises Book
Author : Elisha Waldman,Marcia Glass
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019-12-09
ISBN : 0190066520
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As humanitarian aid organizations have evolved, there is a growing recognition that incorporating palliative care into aid efforts is an essential part of providing the best care possible. A Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises represents the first-ever effort at educating and providing guidance for clinicians not formally trained in palliative care in how to incorporate its principles into their work in crisis situations. Written by a team of international experts, this pocket-sized manual identifies the needs of people affected by natural hazards, political or ethnic conflict, epidemics of life-threatening infections, and other humanitarian crises. Later chapters explore topics including pain management, skin conditions, non-communicable diseases, palliative care emergencies, the law and ethics of end of life care, and more. Concise and highly accessible, this manual is an ideal educational tool pre-deployment or during fieldwork for clinicians involved in planning and providing humanitarian aid, local care providers, and medical trainees.

Palliative Care in Neurology

Palliative Care in Neurology Book
Author : Raymond Voltz,James L. Bernat,Gian Domenico Borasio,Ian Maddocks
Publisher : Contemporary Neurology
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780198508434
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Palliative care is the duty of every neurologist: however, to date, this has not been a standard feature of neurological practice or training. This book helps define a new field, namely palliative care in neurology. It brings together all necessary information for neurologists caring for a patient with advance disease.

Palliative Care and Catholic Health Care

Palliative Care and Catholic Health Care Book
Author : Peter J. Cataldo,Dan O’Brien
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-03-05
ISBN : 303005005X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book offers a comprehensive overview of the compatibility of palliative care with the vision of human dignity in the Catholic moral and theological traditions. The unique value of this book is that it presents expert analysis of the major domains of palliative care and how they are compatible with, and enhanced by, the holistic vision of the human person in Catholic health care. This volume will serve as a critically important ethical and theological resource on palliative care, including care at the end of life, for bioethicists, theologians, palliative care specialists, other health care professionals, Catholic health care sponsors, health care administrators and executives, clergy, and students. Patients receiving palliative care and their families will also find this book to be a clarifying and reassuring resource.

Integrating a Palliative Approach

Integrating a Palliative Approach Book
Author : Katherine Murray
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-09-15
ISBN : 9781926923048
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book was written specifically for personal support workers, healthcare assistants, nurse's aides, etc. It will engage you with its warmth and heart, and provide you with the necessary resources and tools to respond to the needs of the dying and their families. Filled with practical strategies, stories of caregiving, and real-life scenarios, Integrating a Palliative Approach will increase your confidence and competence in providing compassionate care for the dying. In reading this book, you will learn the importance of Integrating a palliative approach into the care of people with any life-threatening disease, early in the disease process, across all care settings Reflection and maintaining therapeutic boundaries Communication, and how to avoid roadblocks and open the doors to conversation You will also learn about Common symptoms, and tools to help you gather information and provide comfort measures Psychosocial needs, and how to create a nurturing place and respond in difficult situations Last days and hours, and strategies to use in caring for the dying person and family Self-care and compassion fatigue, and ways to care for yourself The health care team, and strategies for advocating and communicating

Hospice Palliative Home Care and Bereavement Support

Hospice Palliative Home Care and Bereavement Support Book
Author : Lorraine Holtslander,Shelley Peacock,Jill Bally
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-07-17
ISBN : 303019535X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an unique resource for registered nurses working in hospice palliative care at home and for the community, outside of acute care settings and also incorporates literature related to palliative care in acute health care settings, as part of the overall services and supports required. Very few resources exist which specifically address hospice palliative care in the home setting, despite the fact that most palliative care occurs outside acute care settings and is primarily supported by unpaid family caregivers. An overview of the concerns for individuals and families, as well as specific nursing interventions, from all ages would be an excellent support for nursing students and practicing registered nurses alike. The book structure begins with a description of the goals and objectives of hospice palliative care and the nursing role in providing excellent supportive care. Chapters include research findings and specifically research completed by the authors in the areas of pediatric palliative care, palliative care for those with dementia, and the needs of family caregivers in bereavement. Interventions developed by the editors are provided in this book, such as the “Finding Balance Intervention” for bereaved caregivers; the “Reclaiming Yourself” tool for bereaved spouses of partners with dementia; and The Keeping Hope Possible Toolkit for families of children with life threatening and life limiting illnesses. The development and application of these theory-based interventions are also highlighted. Videos and vignettes written by family caregivers about what was helpful for them, provide a patient-and family-centered approach./div The book will benefit nursing students, educators and practicing registered nurses by providing information, theory, and evidence from research.

Textbook of Palliative Care Communication

Textbook of Palliative Care Communication Book
Author : Elaine Wittenberg,Betty Ferrell,Joy Goldsmith,Thomas Smith,Myra Glajchen,George Handzo,Sandra L. Ragan
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2015-10-23
ISBN : 019020172X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Textbook of Palliative Care Communication is the authoritative text on communication in palliative care, providing a compilation of international and interdisciplinary perspectives. The volume was uniquely developed by an interdisciplinary editorial team to address an array of providers including physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains, and unites clinicians with academic researchers interested in the study of communication. By featuring practical conversation and curriculum tools stemming from research, this text integrates scholarship and inquiry into translatable content that others can use to improve their practice, teach skills to others, and engage in patient-centered communication. The volume begins by defining communication, explicating debatable issues in research, and highlighting specific approaches to studying communication in a palliative care context. Chapters focus on health literacy and cultural communication, patient and family communication, barriers and approaches to discussing palliative care with specific patient populations, discussing pain, life support, advance care planning, and quality of life topics such as sexuality, spirituality, hope, and grief. Team communication in various care settings is outlined and current research and education for healthcare professionals are summarized. Unique to this volume are chapters on conducting communication research, both qualitatively and quantitatively, to promote further research in palliative care.

Palliative Care for Chronic Cancer Patients in the Community

Palliative Care for Chronic Cancer Patients in the Community Book
Author : Michael Silbermann
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-10-29
ISBN : 3030545261
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The new global cancer data suggests that the global burden has risen to 18.1 million new cases per year and 9.6 million cancer deaths per year. A number of factors appear to be driving this increase, in particular, a growing and aging global population and an increase of exposure to cancer risk factors linked to social and economic development. For rapidly-growing economies, the data suggests a shift from poverty- or infection-related cancers to those associated with lifestyles more typical in industrialized countries. There is still large geographical diversity in cancer occurrence and variations in the magnitude and profile of the disease between and within world regions. There are specific types of cancer that dominate globally: lung, female breast and colorectal cancer, and the regional variations in common cancer types signal the extent to which societal, economic and lifestyle changes interplay to deferentially impact on the profile of this most complex group of diseases. Unfortunately, despite advances in cancer care, a significant proportion of patients at home, experience sub-optimal outcomes. Barriers to successful treatment outcomes include, but are not limited to: access to oncologists in the primary health centers, non-adherence, lack of experienced oncology and palliative care nurses in the community, inadequate monitoring and the lack of training of family and pediatric physicians. Telemedicine approaches, including telephone triage/education, telemonitoring, teleconsultation and status tracking through mobile applications, have shown promise in further improving outcomes, in particular for chronic cancer patients following their hospitalization. Lessons can be learned from existing hospices in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, Centers of Excellence in African (Uganda) and modern community services in India (Kerala). An important goal of this book is to describe and encourage professionals to develop new community programs in palliative care, which include training and empowering physicians and nurses in the community on the principles of palliative care. The Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC) together with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) have conducted multiple courses ranging from basic palliative care to more specialized training in palliative care for multiple nationalities in Europe, Asia and Africa. Our experience clearly indicates that, to promote such activities, one needs strong leadership and confirmed political will to support the endeavor. The new book will emphasize the importance of having a core of multiple stakeholders including community leaders, government, NGOs and media to be actively involved in advocating for the cause and generating public awareness. This text will provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the outside-of-the-hospital treatment of cancer patients by medical, paramedical and volunteer personnel. In doing so, this text will encourage the creation of new palliative care services improving upon the existing ones and stimulate further research in this field. Part 1 of the text will begin with an overview of the current state of affairs of services provided to cancer patients while being cared for by primary health centers. It will also review the current literature regarding medical and psychological-based therapy options in the community for cancer patients at different stages of their disease. Part 2 will address the unique role of the community nurse, within the framework of the multidisciplinary team treating the patient, in the attempt to provide optimal evaluation and care in very challenging situations (such as with terminal patients). Part 3 will provide insightful models of this new discipline and serve as a valuable resource for physicians, nurses, social workers and others involved in the care of cancer patients. The book will take a multidisciplinary approach, integrating clinical and environmental data for practical management to enhance the efficacy of treatment while relieving suffering. Part 4 will also discuss the application of modern technological approaches to track symptoms, quality of life, diet, mobility, duration of sleep and medication use (including pain killers) in chronic cancer patients in the community. Part 5 of the book will also be devoted to modes of developing a collaborative program between governmental and non-governmental organization sectors. This includes volunteer workers in close collaboration with medical professionals for providing emotional and spiritual support, nursing care, nutritional support and empowering family caregivers. Such a model makes palliative care in the community a “people’s movement”, thus transferring part of the responsibility and ownership to the community.

Palliative Care for Older People

Palliative Care for Older People Book
Author : Lieve Van Den Block,Gwenda Albers,Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen,Sandra Martins Pereira,Roeline Pasman,Luc Deliens
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2015-05-07
ISBN : 019871761X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Palliative care for older people: A public health perspective offers not only insights into the current state of policy work around the world; it also offers examples of good practice and recommendations for the future. Recommendations that can inspire, support, and direct healthcare policy and decision-making at organisational, regional, national and international levels. Aimed at policy and decision-makers on a worldwide level,this book is essential reading for managers in healthcare as well as healthcare professionals and practitioners working in public health, palliative care, and geriatric medicine.