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Palliative and End of Life Nursing Care

Palliative and End of Life Nursing Care

First edition

May 2023 | 184 pages | Learning Matters

Palliative and end of life care are an essential component of nursing practice. This book provides students with the key information they need to deliver effective and safe end of life care for patients and their families. Crucially, it also creates opportunities for them to reflect on their own perspectives on death and dying and explore the impact of this on their practice. 

Key features

  • Fully mapped to the NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018)
  • Helps you to develop a holistic understanding of the fundamental principles and practice of palliative and end of life care
  • Activities encourage you reflect on your own perspectives of death and dying and to consider the impact this has on your practice
  • Case studies bring the theory to life and illustrate the real world applicability

Chapter 1: The changing face of palliative and end of life care
Chapter 2: Person-centred and cultural considerations for care
Chapter 3: The expected death
Chapter 4: Living with progressive illness
Chapter 5: Complexity in palliative and end of life care
Chapter 6: Planning for the end of life
Chapter 7: Families and Carers
Chapter 8: Research and evidence-based practice in palliative and end of life care

Aligned with the NMC Standards of Proficiency for registered nurses, this book adopts a reassuring tone, specifically targeting student nurses who are responsible for the care of patients with life-limiting illnesses, as well as those in need of palliative and end-of-life care. By emphasising patient-centred care, it effectively addresses the intricacies involved in providing for these individuals. As part of the transforming nursing practice series, this book stands as yet another valuable addition to the collection.

Ms Charlotte Bone
Nursing, BPP University (Waterloo Campus)
July 13, 2023

A very useful and interesting text which will assist students to understand the complexities of Palliative and End-of-Life care.

Mr Thomas Beary
Nursing, Hertfordshire University
March 29, 2023

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