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1st Edition

Collaborative Practice in Palliative Care

ISBN 9780815362050
Published September 21, 2021 by Routledge
142 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Collaborative Practice in Palliative Care explores how different professions work collaboratively across professional, institutional, social, and cultural boundaries to enhance palliative care.

Analysing palliative care as an interaction between different professionals, clients, and carers, and the social context or community within which the interaction takes place, it is grounded in up-to-date evidence, includes global aspects of palliative care and cultural diversity as themes running throughout the book, and is replete with examples of good and innovative practice. Drawing on experiences from within traditional specialist palliative care settings like hospices and community palliative care services, as well as more generalist contexts of the general hospital and primary care, this practical text highlights the social or public health model of palliative care. Designed to support active learning, it includes features such as case studies, summaries, and pointers to other learning resources.

This text is an important reference for all professionals engaged in palliative care, particularly those studying for post-qualification programmes in the area.



Table of Contents

1.What is collaborative practice and why is it important in palliative care?

Dave Roberts

2.The importance of place: collaboration across institutional boundaries

Laura Green

3.Seeing a familiar face: Collaboration across professional boundaries

Laura Green and Vanessa Taylor

4.Caring for the person in their world: collaboration in context

Victoria Ali

5.Systems within systems: collaboration with the family

Linda McEnhill and Patrica McCrossan

6.Building Bridges: Collaboration between organisations

Manjula Patel

7.Psychological care: everybody’s business?

Dave Roberts

8.Compassionate Communities: Working with marginalised populations

Aliki Karapliagkou

9.Collaboration in palliative care: Global perspectives

Dave Roberts, Zipporah Ali and Brigid Sirengo

Chapter 10- The future: Developing collaborative palliative care

Dave Roberts

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Dave Roberts is Senior Lecturer in Cancer and Palliative Care at Oxford Brookes University. His research interests and publications focus primarily on psychosocial aspects of health, principally cancer & palliative care, communication skills, and psychological interventions, and global aspects of health care and education.

Laura Green is Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the University of Manchester, teaching palliative and end of life care at pre-registration and Masters level programmes. She is Deputy Director of the Non-Medical Prescribing Programme. She is a member of the University’s Research Ethics Panel. Her clinical experience is as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care, and a nurse working in the community and hospice settings. Laura is one of three nurses who established @WeEOLC, an online Twitter community of learning and practice, and is a regular host of Tweet Chats. She blogs at and tweets as @heblau and @WeEOLC.