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The Palliative Approach: A Resource for Healthcare Workers Dr Erica Cameron-Taylor

The Palliative Approach: A Resource for Healthcare Workers

Dr Erica Cameron-Taylor

Published November 9th 2012
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Kindle Edition
124 pages
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This helpful book offers a simple and commonsense introduction to the care of patients in the generalist setting for whom a palliative approach is deemed appropriate. Many of these patients may be living at home or in care homes, and many may beMoreThis helpful book offers a simple and commonsense introduction to the care of patients in the generalist setting for whom a palliative approach is deemed appropriate. Many of these patients may be living at home or in care homes, and many may be months or even years away from the terminal phase of illness. With the aid of real-life examples and case studies, this text aims to give a wide range of healthcare professionals an understanding of, and competence in, the provision of holistic, supportive care that is focused on comfort and quality of life.CONTENTS INCLUDE:What is palliative care?The palliative approachCare of the elderly and dementiaOld ageDeath and dyingMalignancyOrgan failureNeurodegenerative disordersThe rise of chronic disease and the oldest oldRecognising the dying patientMedical treatment versus medical careThe good referralGrief and lossCaring for the carerDifficult discussionsThe angel at the end of the bedCase studies