Key Concepts in Palliative Care
- Moyra A Baldwin - University of Chester, UK
- Jan Woodhouse - University of Chester, UK
Nursing | Palliative & Hospice Nursing | Palliative Care
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.
An excellent companion to those studying palliative care at pre and post-registration levels as well as those new to clinical practice in many disciplines.
A concise text book with good use of case studies to emphasise key points .
excellent fits in well with module may put it on for essential reading
Recommended for students on the care of the child with cancer module. A useful text to introduce pre -reg students to the concept of palliative care
I have found this book to be very useful in supporting Nursing staff with understanding the concepts of end of life care
A great resourse for those working in or studying palliative care. Provides theory and application to practice.
Useful book and students will use it for their wide reading
Very good for a range of modules
The layout of the book is quite good in a way that I can use it in the classroom for students to get more understanding palliative care. It has included case studies, definition, application and discussion. Hence, easy to adopt
An excellent read, that gives a good overview of key palliative ideas in todays society