WY 152 P167 (available) - Monographie
Palliative care nursing : principles and evidence for practice / ed. PAYNE, Sheila ; ed. SEYMOUR, Jane ; ed. INGLETON, Christine.
Berkshire, England : Open University Press, 2008 (2nd ed.), , xiv, 717 p.

Palliative care
Nursing care
End of life care
Professional practice

Mots-clés secondaires : Services accessibility ; Psychological aspects ; Residential and long-term care centers ; Communication ; Social conditions ; Working conditions ; Health costs ; Bereavement ; Pain ; Treatment refusal rights ; Right to treatment ; Education ; Emotions ; Clinical examination ; Family ; Cognitive functions ; History ; Identity ; Social inequality ; Models ; Biological death ; Dying persons ; Personality ; Terminal phase ; Administrative policies ; Psychiatry ; Research ; Professional-family relations ; Assistance ; Spirituality ; Symptoms ; Therapeutics

Résumé :

The second edition of this innovative textbook has been extensively revised and updated to reflect new global developments in palliative care. This textbook reviews current research and examines the evidence base for palliative care policy and practice. Over a third of the chapters are newly commissioned from leading international contributors.

Building on the widely acclaimed original edition, the textbook focuses on palliative care for adults in a variety of care environments. The first three sections use a novel framework ­ the trajectory of life-limiting illness ­ to cover key issues including:

- What happens to people as they become ill
- How individuals cope as they near death and are dying
- How families and friends deal with bereavement and loss

The final section addresses contemporary issues in nursing and inter-professional working.
The book is written with helpful overviews and in an informative and reader-friendly style. There are numerous examples of clinical situations and research studies which are examined in depth to illustrate debates in palliative care. The textbook spans the range of end-of-life contexts which are of relevance to practitioners, educationalists and researchers.

Palliative Care Nursing is essential reading for post-qualification nursing students and all nurses and health and social care professionals who provide care to people with advanced illness and those who are near the end of life. This broad ranging critical text will be invaluable to students and practitioners working with people and their families near the end of life.

Language : Anglais
Doc n° : 24367 ISBN / ISSN : 9780335221813
NumRec : 2436703


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