A team of two practitioners in psychosocial palliative care and an academic have drawn together the work of twenty-eight highly experienced practitioners. Good Practices in Palliative Care : a psychosocial perspective provides detailed descriptions of innovatory practices and how they were developed, together with clear practice principles. This unique contribution to palliative care literature is suitable for a wide range of health and social care professionals at student and experienced levels and is written in a user-friendly style.
’This book will help give confidence in the uncertainty and challenge of each new encounter and also aid in permeating the mainstream…in which most people will live and die.’ Dame Cicely Saunders, St. Christopher’s Hospice, London, UK ’…a comprehensive, challenging, thought provoking, enjoyable read…experiences described provide valuable ideas and models of practice…many useful definitions.’ Progress in Palliative Care
Contents: Introduction; The patient and carer perspective; Assessment; Working with families; Working with groups; Gender and sexuality; Bereavement care; Achieving accessible and appropriate services; Working with volunteers; Care management; Permeating the mainstream; Conclusion; References; Index.