Key Features

  • A clear, broad-based approach offers a thorough introduction for the non-specialist nurse.
  • Written and edited by an experienced team of nurses working in this field, grounding it in current practice.
  • Learning outcomes listed at the start of each chapter aid learning and comprehension.
  • Reflective practice activities and an outline of CPD is especially useful for students working independently.
  • Case histories, recommended reading lists, and references provide a solid evidence base for clinically based practice and facilitate further study.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Introduction to Palliative Care: Overview of Nursing Developments

2. Education and Development in Palliative Care

3. Holistic Care

4. Symptom Management

5. Communication and Support in Palliative Care

6. Spirituality in Palliative Care

7. Sexuality and Palliative Care

8. Complementary Therapies

9. Supporting the Family and Careers

10. Living with Loss

11. Ethical Issues in Palliative Care

12. Evidence-Based Palliative Care

Appendix: Journals Subscribed to by the Marie Curie Cancer Care Library Service

Index

Details

No. of pages:
372
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780443074585
Electronic ISBN:
9780702039652

About the authors

Jean Lugton

Affiliations and Expertise

Health Visitor/Researcher, Edinburgh NHS Trust, UK

Rosemary McIntyre

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Studies (Scotland), Marie Curie Education Centre, Edinburgh, UK