Improving End of Life Care
Palliative Care: Bringing Comfort and Hope is a textbook written by nurses for nurses. It will be of value to those undertaking palliative care diplomas and degrees, as well as be of interest to other disciplines who have an active role in delivering palliative care in a variety of settings. The book reflects the rapid development of palliative nursing as an emerging specialty. It helps in the process of defining palliative nursing and how it interfaces with other disciplines within the specialty.
The text is divided into three sections and comprehensively, yet sensitively, covers all aspects of palliative nursing. Key themes covered include pain control, symptom control, loss and grief, and handling loss.
. A strong emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and practice and evidence based care.
. Reconciliation of the theory and practice is achieved by the use of case studies.
. It addresses malignant and non-malignant palliative care.
. Research and extensive literature support each chapter.
Content has been thoroughly revised and updated in line with changes in practice and policy both locally and internationally, particularly the UK NICE guidance on Supportive and palliative care for people with cancer and the Care of the Dying Pathway
. Three new chapters on:
. Care of the Dying Pathway
. Changing roles of the nurse in palliative care
. New appendix on North American drug names equivalents for the international market