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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Handbook of Palliative Care.
New York : Wiley, ©2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Christina Faull; Sharon De Caestecker; Alex Nicholson; Fraser Black
|ISBN:||9781118426814 1118426819 9781118426845 1118426843 9781299157705 129915770X|
|Notes:||Principle 5: The most equitable palliative care is fluid and adapts to suit the changing physical needs of patients and their carers.|
|Description:||1 online resource (392 pages)|
|Contents:||Handbook of Palliative Care; Contents; List of Contributors; Foreword; Preface to the Third Edition; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1 The Context and Principles of Palliative Care; Introduction; What are hospice, palliative care, and end-of-life care?; End-of-life care; Specialist palliative care; Issues in palliative care worldwide; The challenges for palliative care in developing countries; Availability of opioids; International observatory on end-of-life care; Unmet need and continued suffering in the developed world; Enabling people to be at home. The principles of palliative careWhat do patients and their carers need?; Achieving good symptom management; Limits of symptom control; Attaining quality in palliative care; Quality assurance; Audit of quality; References; 2 Palliative Care in the Community; Introduction; Palliative care and the general practitioner; Training in palliative care for GPs; District nurses; Community matrons and case mangers; Specialist palliative care services in the community; Palliative care and the primary care team; Gold standards framework for palliative care; History of gold standards framework. Effectiveness of gold standards frameworkAfter death analysis tool; Gold standards framework and the multidisciplinary team; Palliative and end-of-life care in care homes or residential facilities; Out-of-hours palliative care in the community in the United Kingdom; The future: planning and commissioning future palliative care; Conclusion; References; 3 Public and Patient Involvement in Palliative Care; Introduction; Part 1: Examples from end-of-life care; Listening to the patient; Legislative initiatives to change end-of-life care; Part 2: Why public and patient involvement? Preconditions for public and patient involvementVoice and choice; Limitations in thinking of public and patient involvement as voice or choice; Discussion; Community development and cultural change; A changing palliative care; Conclusions; References; 4 Palliative Care: Choice, Equality, and Diversity; Introduction; The environment that breeds inequalities; The current context of care: the model in the United Kingdom; Understanding inequalities. Principle 1: The most equitable palliative care resonates with different communities' meta-narratives (the issues, preferences, choices, and experiences) of death and dyingPrinciple 2: The most equitable palliative care is responsive and adaptive to a person's beliefs, tradition, language, culture, and way of life; Principle 3: The most equitable palliative care is person rather than disease focused; Principle 4: The most equitable palliative care is initiated at the most appropriate time for the patient.|