Palliative Care Nursing: Principles and Evidence for Practice

Palliative Care Nursing: Principles and Evidence for Practice

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By (author) Sheila Payne, By (author) Jane Seymour, By (author) Christine Ingleton

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  • Publisher: OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 736 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 244mm x 44mm | 1,420g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Milton Keynes
  • ISBN 10: 0335221815
  • ISBN 13: 9780335221813
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 211,010

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'It has been a true pleasure to have had the opportunity to peruse the second edition of "Palliative Care Nursing"...This book, authored predominately by UK-based experts, succeeds in presenting sophisticated thoughts in readily accessible language! Each chapter begins with a summary of key points, with both classic and new relevant literature well integrated into the text. I have also been particularly impressed with the editors' final chapter, in which they synthesize a number of crucial issues for the future development of palliative care! this second edition makes a significant contribution to both the palliative care literature as well as to nursing literature' - Carol Tishelman, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. 'I find "Palliative Care Nursing" a very attractive book for nurses but also for other disciplines to learn about nursing and to learn about palliative care. The book is voluminous, informative and educationally well constructed. Frameworks and models in this book will give nurses the opportunity to make up their own process to offer support and be a carer for the incurably ill person and his/her family as a skilled companion. This book gives the possibility for nurses to spread one clear voice about palliative care nursing. Congratulations to all the authors' - Martine De Vlieger, Palliatieve Hulpverlening Antwerpen v.z.w., University of Antwerp, Belgium. 'This book should be compulsory reading for nurses and other health care workers who are involved in the care of people in the final stages of life. It provides a comprehensive account of the major issues (clinical, professional, sociological and political) that confront contemporary palliative care while also offering strategies to move forward. The 'real world' of palliative care is described and critiqued and the rhetoric is dispensed with. This book is a vital resource for nursing practice, learning and teaching' - Associate Professor, Peter Hudson (RN, PhD). Director of the Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education, St Vincent's Hospital and The University of Melbourne, Australia. 'This is an excellent book for anyone completing either an academic qualification or who wants to understand the who, what and where of palliative care both in the UK and abroad. Its detail is balanced with case studies and practical illustrations that bring the academic nature of its writing to life...For reference purposes for anyone completing academic work it has to be an absolute must' - "Nursing Times". 'The book is very user friendly with key points outlined at the beginning of each chapter and a comprehensive list of further reading and references at the end. Although the writing is easily accessible the concepts and theories are thought provoking' - Jean Buchanan, Community Liaison sister, Sheffield. The second edition of this innovative textbook has been extensively revised and updated to reflect new global developments in palliative care. This textbook reviews current research and examines the evidence base for palliative care policy and practice. Over a third of the chapters are newly commissioned from leading international contributors. Building on the widely acclaimed original edition, the textbook focuses on palliative care for adults in a variety of care environments. 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; and, the final section addresses contemporary issues in nursing and inter-professional working. The book is written with helpful overviews and in an informative and reader-friendly style. There are numerous examples of clinical situations and research studies which are examined in depth to illustrate debates in palliative care. The textbook spans the range of end-of-life contexts which are of relevance to practitioners, educationalists and researchers. "Palliative Care Nursing" is essential reading for post-qualification nursing students and all nurses and health and social care professionals who provide care to people with advanced illness and those who are near the end of life. This broad ranging critical text will be invaluable to students and practitioners working with people and their families near the end of life.

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Sheila Payne is an applied social scientist with a background in nursing. Over the last twenty years she has been involved in leading and contributing to research and teaching about research methods in palliative care. She has a special interest in end-of-life care for older people, family caregivers and bereavement support. She currently holds the Help the Hospices Chair in Hospice Studies based at the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University, UK. She is also co-director of a large five year programme of collaborative research and development called the Cancer Experiences Collaborative. Sheila has published widely in academic and professional journals. Jane Seymour, Sue Ryder Care Professor in Palliative and End of Life Studies, School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK Reader in Palliative Care, Centre for Health and Social Care, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

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"This is an excellent book for anyone completing either an academic qualification or who wants to understand the who, what and where of palliative care both in the UK and abroad. Its detail is balanced with case studies and practical illustrations that bring the academic nature of its writing to life...For reference purposes for anyone completing academic work it has to be an absolute must." Nursing Times 20081017

Table of contents

Contributors Acknowledgements Foreword Philip Larkin Introduction Sheila Payne, Jane Seymour and Christine Ingleton PART ONE Encountering Illness 1Encountering Illness - Overview Sheila Payne and Jane Seymour 2History and culture in the rise of palliative care David Clark 3Involving or using? User involvement in palliative care Tony Stevens 4Referral patterns and access to specialist care Julia Addington-Hall 5Dying: places and preferences Carol Thomas 6An uncertain journey - coping with transitions, survival and recurrence Margaret O'Connor 7Communication: patient and family Sue Duke and Christopher Bailey 8Clinical assessment and measurement Michael Bennett and Jose Closs 9Adapting complementary therapies for palliative care Ann Carter and Peter Mackereth PART TWO Transitions into the terminal phase 10Transitions into the terminal phase - Overview Jane Seymour and Christine Ingleton 11Good for the soul? The spiritual dimension of hospice and palliative care Michael Wright 12Working with difficult symptoms Jessica Corner 13Pain: theories, evaluation and management Silvia Paz and Jane Seymour 14Balancing feelings and cognitions Mari Lloyd-Williams and John Hughes 15Psychiatric aspects of palliative care Matthew Hotopf and Will Lee 16Working with family caregivers in a palliative care setting Paula Smith and Julie Skilbeck 17Personhood and identity in palliative care Jenny Hockey 18No way in: including disadvantaged population and patients at the end of life Jonathan Koffman and Margaret Camps 19Treatment decisions at the end of life - a conceptual framework Bert Broeckaert 20Palliative care in institutions Jeanne Samson Katz PART THREE Loss and bereavement 21Loss and bereavement - Overview Sheila Payne 22Nursing care at the time of death Carol Komaromy 23The care and support of bereaved people Mark Cobb 24Risk assessment and adult bereavement services Marilyn Relf 25Bereavement support services David Kissane 26Helping children and families facing bereavement in palliative care settings Liz Rolls PART FOUR Contemporary issues 27Contemporary issues - Overview Christine Ingleton and Jane Seymour 28Professional boundaries in palliative care Karen Cox and Veronica James 29The cost of caring - surviving the culture of niceness, occupational stress and coping strategies Sanchia Aranda 30Education and scholarship in palliative care: a European nursing perspective Philip Larkin 31Information and communications technology (ICT) in palliative care Peter Bath, Barbara Sen and Kendra Albright 32Research in palliative care Gunn Grande and Christine Ingleton 33Practice Development in Palliative Care Katherine Froggatt and Mary Turner 34Policy and palliative care Jo Hockley 35Palliative care in resource-poor countries Jennifer Hunt Conclusion Sheila Payne, Jane Seymour and Christine Ingleton