The research base for palliative care must improve as it continues to develop in increasingly evidence-based health care systems, and to provide the needs of patients and families. This is the first research methods textbook focusing on the unique needs of palliative care, aimed at improving current research and stimulating new research in the field.
It presents the best available knowledge and research methodologies about patients' wishes at the end-of-life, together with a series of ethical views and a discussion about the clinical implications for palliative care.
This book serves as a valuable reference source, providing a comprehensive review of syringe driver use and administration of drugs via CSCI, a safe and effective way of drug administration when other routes are inappropriate.
The Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care is a concise, comprehensive guide to palliative care, covering all aspects from symptom relief to emotional and spiritual support for the patient and their family. Written to enable quick access to key information, this is the invaluable companion for those in the palliative care field.
Comprehensive in scope, exhaustive in detail, and definitive in authority, this third edition has been thoroughly updated to cover new practices, current epidemiological data, and the evolving models that support the delivery of palliative medicine to children. This book is an essential resource for anyone who works with children worldwide.
ALS (motor neurone disease) is a progressive disease that can have profound effects on the person, carers and their family. This book is for all health and social care professionals involved in the care of people with ALS. It enables the standard of care and the quality of life of all those involved to be maintained.
This new edition examines the current provision of psychosocial support, taking into account the community approaches of psychosocial care, the role of volunteers in supporting psychosocial needs, and the needs of the frail elderly. It is essential reading for the fields of medicine, nursing, social work, chaplaincy, and primary care.