You are here

Palliative and End of Life Nursing Care

Palliative and End of Life Nursing Care

First edition

March 2023 | 184 pages | Learning Matters

Palliative and end of life care are an essential component of nursing practice. This book provides students with the key information they need to deliver effective and safe end of life care for patients and their families. Crucially, it also creates opportunities for them to reflect on their own perspectives on death and dying and explore the impact of this on their practice. 

Key features

  • Fully mapped to the NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018)
  • Helps you to develop a holistic understanding of the fundamental principles and practice of palliative and end of life care
  • Activities encourage you reflect on your own perspectives of death and dying and to consider the impact this has on your practice
  • Case studies bring the theory to life and illustrate the real world applicability
Chapter 1: The changing face of palliative and end of life care
Chapter 2: Person-centred and cultural considerations for care
Chapter 3: The expected death
Chapter 4: Living with progressive illness
Chapter 5: Complexity in palliative and end of life care
Chapter 6: Planning for the end of life
Chapter 7: Families and Carers
Chapter 8: Research and evidence-based practice in palliative and end of life care

Beth Hardy

Dr Beth Hardy is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of York and a Queen’s Nurse. Before entering academia, Beth was a District Nurse and her experiences of delivering end of life care in the community have fuelled a fascination in death and dying and in educational approaches to prepare student nurses for end of life care.  More About Author

Kate Flemming

Kate Flemming is an experienced academic and nurse, internationally known for her leading research and service innovation in palliative care nursing. Kate leads by example through her pioneering clinical leadership and research in Palliative Care within hospice and community settings. Kate splits her working time between the national charity Hospice UK, where she works as Head of Research and Clinical Innovation, and the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York where she is a Professor of Hospice Practice and Evidence Synthesis. More About Author

For instructors