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Palliative Care in Nursing and Healthcare

Palliative Care in Nursing and Healthcare

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December 2015 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book helps nursing and healthcare students to prepare for the challenges of working with the increasing number of patients requiring palliative care, so that they can work in partnership with patients and their carers, providing care that is compassionate, practical and backed up by the latest evidence. Delivering palliative care can be emotionally challenging and the book focuses on supporting healthcare staff, allowing them to provide the care that is needed.

Key features include:

* case studies in every chapter, helping students to practically work through difficult scenarios

* reflective activities that assist readers in thinking critically about their care and how to improve it

* a holistic approach to palliative care that includes family, carers and interprofessional work

* up to date theory and policy.

Palliative Care in Nursing and Healthcare is suitable for undergraduate nursing students and allied health students and practitioners.

 Michelle Brown is Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby.

Michelle Brown
Palliative Care Past, Present and Future
Michelle Brown
Care and Compassion in Palliative Care
Michelle Brown and Kersten Hardy
Holistic Assessment
Kersten Hardy and Michelle Brown
Care Planning and Changing Care Needs
Michelle Brown
Supporting Carers and Families
Michelle Brown
Interprofessional Working in Palliative Care
Michelle Brown
Communication in Palliative Care
Michelle Brown
Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas
Michelle Brown
End of Life Care
Michelle Brown
Death and Dying
Martin Brock and Michelle Brown
Support for the Practitioner

This book provides an excellent introduction to the principles and practices of palliative care in health care.  The  case studies and opportunities for reflection allow the practitioner to develop an understanding of how palliative care principles can be applied in practice settings for a variety of life limiting conditions.

Dr Susan Ashton, Programme Leader, School of Nursing and Allied Health, Liverpool John Moores University

Reading ‘Palliative Care in Nursing and Healthcare’ has been a great pleasure. The content is extremely relevant to today’s practice along with being beautifully presented.  The book is full of case studies and reflection points which deepens understanding on the subject.  I would highly recommend that all healthcare professionals read this excellent and informative book.

Helen Kearney, Registered Adult Nurse

This book aims to present the essence of palliative care for undergraduate students in nursing and allied health; my opinion was that it would not do any harm to make medical students read it as well. It covers care and compassion, the holistic approach, care planning, carers’ needs, the interprofessional team, communication, ethical issues, end of life care, death and dying and, finally, self-care. There are numerous illustrative case scenarios and lists of reflection points. Good stuff.

Roger Woodruff
International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

Comprehensive guide essential for nursing students

Miss Maria Nolan Fortune
Career Education , Portobello Institute
November 24, 2016

Extremely useful for wider reading, particularly relevant for students chosing topics linked to palliative care for their extended project

Mrs Michele Ponting
Access to Higher Education, Portslade Aldridge Community Academy
September 10, 2016

Michelle Brown’s book ‘Palliative Care in Nursing Practice is well presented and provides a good introduction to palliative and end of life care. The content is well support by current legislation, guidelines and literature with suggested additional suggested reading for each chapter. A range of tools and models of care are discussed with consideration for application into practice. Each chapter is supported with case scenarios relating to the specific chapter content. Reflective points throughout the chapters also challenge the reader to consider aspects of care, approach, knowledge and skills.
This is a well written book which I would certainly list recommended reading for modules and courses on palliative and end of life care.

Mrs Maggie Jones
Learning Disability Nursing Group, Hertfordshire University
March 10, 2016

This is an excellent book for both student and qualified nurses. The focus on compassion (and self compassion) are transferrable to non-palliative patient care and therefore this book is useful for many of my modules.

Mr Steven Collis
Nursing, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Derby University
February 25, 2016

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