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End-of-Life Nursing Care

End-of-Life Nursing Care

First Edition

December 2012 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Students and newly-qualified staff make up much of the workforce delivering end-of-life care but, because end-of-life care can be both technically challenging and emotionally demanding, it is an aspect of nursing that can cause considerable anxiety.

This very accessible, straightforward book helps to allay those concerns and enables pre-registration students to prepare confidently for the challenges they will face when they are caring for dying patients and supporting their families. Each chapter is based on a different and realistic scenario - reflecting a range of circumstances - to demonstrate the essential generic knowledge and skills they need to develop, and draws out the important practical and theoretical issues students should consider and address if patients and their families are to receive the best possible care.

Written by two experienced palliative care lecturer/practitioners, and mapping closely to the NMC's 2010 domains, the book is tailored to the needs of student nurses working with adult patients. It will explore the importance of their role in end-of-life care and how this interfaces with the roles of other multidisciplinary professionals involved in the care of their patients. It will also be helpful to students of other health care professions and support newly-qualified healthcare professionals working in adult health.

End of Life Care - A Historical Perspective
Assessing Holistic Needs
Responding to Questions about the End of Life
Making Difficult Decisions Using Ethical and Legal Frameworks
Calling in the Palliative Care Team
Managing Physical Symptoms
Discharging Patients Approaching the End of Life
Knowing When a Patient Is in the Last Days of Life
Care after Death
Sudden or Unexpected Death
Supporting Family and Friends
Resolving My Own Feelings after a Patient Has Died

I thought this book was a great resource. Although used by level 3 learners it provide accurate information and was very easy to read.

Miss Christina Broadbent
Health and Social Care, Tyne Metropolitan College
July 9, 2013

excellent text - adopted thank you

Mrs Anne Phillips
Dept of Health Sciences, York University
May 30, 2013

This book enables the reader to understand the issues that are important when looking after a patient who is nearing the end of their life.

Mrs Karen Nagalingam
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hertfordshire University
May 21, 2013

Comprehensive book about end-of-life care

Miss Anna Partanen
Nursing , Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia
May 16, 2013

using case studies to demonstrate how the theory relates to practice is a powerful way to enhance learning.

Mrs Sue Cresswell
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Coventry University
April 15, 2013

Excellent book, which covers all the impoartant aspects in this field. Good for pre & post reg.

Mrs Petra Chipperfield
Department of Adult Nursing, City University
April 10, 2013

A very welcome and useful contribution to the field. Accesible and extremely pertinent illustrations.

Ms Joanne Timpson
Nursing, Manchester University
March 21, 2013

this is an excellant textbook which will be a useful resource for students whom are exploring this area of care both in an academic and clinical sense.

Mr Keith Booles
Faculty of Health & Science, Staffordshire University
March 12, 2013

Excellent resource for my students, appropriate to their educational level, I appreciate it.

Miss Maha Atout
Nursing , Al-Isra Private University
January 22, 2013

This is an excellent resource for the student nurse to use. It particularly deals with end of life nursing in a sensitive and empathetic way. The reflective questions sections are really well designed to stimulate further study of this difficualt aspect of nursing care.
As an adjunct to the main nursing textbooks, this resource will be an immense support to the student and qualified nurse alike.

Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Pro, Northumbria University
January 10, 2013

Annie Pettifer

Joanna De Souza

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