By Sheila Payne, Jane Seymour, Christine Ingleton

This significant new textbook attracts jointly ideas and facts underpinning perform to aid nurses operating in expert palliative care settings and end-of-life care. Written via a workforce of skilled palliative care nurses, the publication pulls jointly services in palliative care examine, schooling, and scholarship. The e-book is established round 3 major sections:

  • Encountering sickness
  • forthcoming dying
  • Experiencing loss and bereavement

This publication takes a holistic, person-centered technique with feedback as to how nursing interventions might surround a socially embedded method of care. the ultimate part addresses expert concerns in nursing and interprofessional working.

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While attention is beginning to be focused on the need to improve end-of-life care in a range of chronic physical diseases, those with mental health conditions and cognitive deficits remain largely neglected (Lloyd-Williams and Payne 2002). Underpinning much of the palliative care literature is an assumption that people have a single identifiable disease. Yet evidence from Western countries suggests that the majority of older people and an increasing proportion of younger people are living with at least one chronic disease and a range of co-morbidities (Williams and Botti 2002).

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This person has, therefore, several chronic diseases that result in chronic pain and also a number of acute problems requiring a complex range of health and social care interventions. The outcome of experiencing a number of Overview 23 chronic diseases may include reduced quality of life, repeated and sometimes unpredictable requirements for health and social care services, and increased health care costs. g. oncology or orthopaedics) with little integration between services, which necessitates visits to different physicians at different clinics and possibly in different hospitals.

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