The third edition of Hospice and Palliative Care is the essential guide to the hospice and palliative care movement both within the United States and around the world. Chapters provide mental-health and medical professionals with a comprehensive overview of the hospice practice as well as discussions of challenges and the future direction of the hospice movement. Updates to the new edition include advances in spiritual assessment and care, treatment of prolonged and complicated grief, provision of interdisciplinary palliative care in limited-resource settings, significant discussion of assisted suicide, primary healthcare including oncology, and more. Staff and volunteers new to the field along with experienced care providers and those using hospice and palliative care services will find this essential reading.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 What Are Hospice and Palliative Care?
CHAPTER 2 The Interdisciplinary Team
CHAPTER 3 Symptom Management and Physical Care
CHAPTER 4 Psychosocial and Spiritual Care
CHAPTER 5 Grief and Bereavement
CHAPTER 6 Community, Public, & Professional Education
CHAPTER 7 Hospice and Palliative Care Leadership
CHAPTER 8 Hospice and palliative care in the US health care system
CHAPTER 9 How Palliative Care is Unique in the Health Care System
CHAPTER 10 How Good Are Hospice and Palliative Care?
CHAPTER 11 A Right to Die?
CHAPTER 12 Hospice and Palliative Care Around the World
CHAPTER 13 The Future of Hospice and Palliative Care
APPENDIX ONE Discussion Questions and Activities by Chapter (updated)
APPENDIX TWO Organizational References (updated)
Stephen Connor, PhD, is the executive director of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance based in London, UK. He has worked continuously in hospice and palliative care for the past 40 years as researcher, executive, educator, author, and licensed clinical medical psychologist.
"This third edition of Hospice and Palliative Care is an essential resource for all professionals. Dr. Connor has captured both the foundation and history of this still emerging field as well as the timely, critical issues that will define our future. It is a comprehensive and thoughtful contribution to advance the care of the seriously ill."
Betty Ferrell, PhD, RN, director, Division of Nursing Research and Education, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California