The second edition of this highly successful text has been greatly expanded and updated, and is now available in two companion volumes. Stepping into Palliative Care 2 focuses on symptom management, emergencies, bereavement and spirituality. This practical guide with numerous examples, illustrations and thorough references, includes boxes, tables, figures, self-assessment questions, points for reflection and case studies to aid comprehension. The clear layout and straightforward approach is ideal for all those working in community care, including nurses, nursing students, doctors and social workers, and those already involved to some extent in palliative care.
Assessment in palliative care. Introduction to pain management. Symptom management: a framework. Continuous subcutaneous infusion. Mouthcare. Lymphoedema. Wound care. Emergencies in palliative care. The last few days of life. Terminal restlessness. Breaking bad news. Hearing the pain of the carer. Spirituality and palliative care. Bereavement. Complementary therapies: a therapeutic model for palliative care. The special needs of the neurological patient.