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Care of the dying : a pathway to excellence

Author: John Ellershaw; Susie Wilkinson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. editionView all editions and formats
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Even for the most experienced healthcare professional, managing the last few days of life can be difficult. This unique book provides guidelines for the care of the dying based on the Liverpool  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Ellershaw; Susie Wilkinson
ISBN: 9780199550838 0199550832
OCLC Number: 770845130
Notes: Previous edition: 2003
Description: pxvii, 260 s
Contents: Introduction ; 1. What about Care Pathways? ; 2. What is the Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying patient (LCP)? ; 3. Symptom control in care of the dying: how can the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) influence symptom control?, How do you manage nausea and vomiting in the dying patient? and Comfort measures in the last hours or days of life ; 4. Ethical issues in care of the dying ; 5. Communication in care of the dying ; 6. Spiritual/religious issues in care of the dying ; 7. Supporting family and friends as death approaches and afterwards ; 8. Supporting children as death approaches and afterwards ; 9. Induction and implementation of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying patient (LCP) ; 10. Dissemination and sustainability strategy for the LCP programme - incorporating a model for national audit for care of the dying ; 11. International development of the LCP ; Appendix 1 - The Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) Core Documentation ; Appendix 2 - Ongoing assessment of the plan of care ; Appendix 3 - Completed pathway ; Appendix 4 - Coping with dying leaflet
Responsibility: edited by John Ellershaw, Susie Wilkinson

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This book deserves to be widely read and will hopefully lead to the more widespread use of the Pathway, or locally adapted versions of it, both within and without specialist palliative care units. * Read more...

 
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