Written by experienced authorities from around the world giving a wider international perspective on palliative nursing, this substantially expanded new edition has been specifically adapted to reflect working practices within the NHS. All nurses especially those that are new to palliative care, and those working in other areas of health where palliative skills are required, will find this essential reading.
Table of Contents
Framing palliative care. Evidence-based practice in palliative care. Communication skills in palliative care. Occupational stress in palliative care. Ethical decision-making. Spiritual care. A framework for symptom assessment. Pain management. Breathlessness. Fatigue. Constipation. Nausea and vomiting. Nutrition and hydration. Malignant wounds. Confusion and terminal restlessness. Psychological and existential distress. Sexuality and body image. Complementary therapies. Working with families. Bereavement. Palliative care in chronic illness. Ageing, dementia and palliative care. Caring for the dying people in critical care. Paediatric palliative care.