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Palliative and End of Life Care in Nursing

Second Edition


June 2017 | 184 pages | Learning Matters
With the number of people requiring palliative and end of life care steadily increasing, it is the responsibility of every nurse, regardless of specialism, to know how to provide high quality care to this group of people. Yet caring for those nearing the end of life can throw up complex issues, including handling bereavement, cultural and ethical issues, delivering care in a wide variety of settings, symptom management and also ensuring your own emotional resilience. This book is specifically designed to equip nursing students and non-specialists with the essential knowledge in relation to the care and management of people nearing the end of life. 
 
Introduction
 
The idea of living, dying, life and death
 
Communication in palliative and end of life care
 
Exploring loss, grief and bereavement
 
Understanding cultural issues in palliative and end of life care
 
Rehabilitation in palliative and end of life care
 
Ethical issues in palliative and end of life care
 
Palliative and end of life care in a critical care setting
 
Legal aspects of palliative and end of life care

Nicol and Nyatanga provide a clear and concise overview of palliative care and end of life care in contemporary nursing. It is informative, easy to read and beneficial to nursing students and those who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of the subjects. The case studies complement the information provided and help to bridge the theory to practice link. The activities would help those who wish to reflect on their feelings, knowledge and development.

Suzanne Monks
Nursing and Midwifery, Sheffield Hallam University
February 6, 2018

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Jane Nicol

Jane Nicol is a registered nurse and Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester. During her career she has worked across a range of clinical settings in both primary and secondary care, enabling her to develop a broad knowledge and skill base. She currently teaches both pre-registration nursing students, international nursing students, post registration nurses and other healthcare professionals at the University of Worcester. Jane’s main teaching focus is the care and management of people living with long term conditions and palliative and end of life care. Her particular areas of interest are interpersonal and intrapersonal skills,... More About Author

Brian Nyatanga

Dr Brian Nyatanga is Senior lecturer at the Institute of Health and Society, Applied Professional Studies, and Director for The Centre for Palliative Care, which he recently developed jointly with a local hospice. He teaches palliative care and research methods across the university programmes and to international students here and abroad. Brian is aware of the emotional demands of caring for people at the end of life and believes in structured social support for practitioners. His doctoral research thesis investigated on death anxiety and burnout among palliative nurses. He is well published, with over 25 years of clinical and educational... More About Author

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