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Walking on Eggshells-Postnatal Depressio...n and the Subsequent Parenting for Men
eChapter  12
Added: 29/07/2009
This chapter highlights the need to develop a body of knowledge about men's health that goes beyond the mainstream concerns of physical wellbeing......
Testicular Cancer: Michael's Story
eChapter  15
Added: 29/07/2009
This chapter relates the story of a young man who suffered from testicular cancer......
Living with HIV/AIDS
eChapter  16
Added: 29/07/2009
This chapter follows a man living with HIV/AIDS. In a highly personal manner, it describes in detail all elements of dealing with the virus and delves into working and socialising with HIV/AIDS......
Male Sterilisation: Changing the Culture... of Families
eChapter  13
Added: 29/07/2009
This chapter discusses the choices and issues and implications surrounding male sterilisation in the form of vasectomy......
Occupational Stress in Palliative Care
eChapter  4
Added: 27/07/2009
This chapter explores the search for meaning in palliative caregivers, the 'wounded healer', sources of suffering in clinical work and coping strategies......
Spiritual Care
eChapter  6
Added: 27/07/2009
Sacred moments occur in the midst of the ordinary, and that which might be considered deeply spiritual to one person might be no more than social to another. The notion of 'sacred' is thus profoundly ...personal...
Pain Management in Palliative Care
eChapter  8
Added: 27/07/2009
This chapter provides an overview of the assessment and management of pain at the end of life. Definitions of pain and barriers to adequate pain management are also addressed.......
Evidence-Based Practice in Palliative Ca...re
eChapter  2
Added: 27/07/2009
This chapter provides an overview of the development of evidence-based practice (EBP), considers the processes of EBP and discusses its limitations in palliative care......
Ethical Decision-Making
eChapter  5
Added: 27/07/2009
Decision-making at the end of life necessarily occurs within an ethical framework. Dying and death occur in a context of personal values and beliefs about suffering, the meaning of death and the place... of an individual within family and society...
Breathlessness
eChapter  9
Added: 27/07/2009
This chapter provides an overview of breathlessness in patients receiving palliative care. It draws on research studies and other literature on the subject and outlines the most appropriate management... strategies in the palliative-care setting...
Communication Skills in Palliative Care
eChapter  3
Added: 27/07/2009
This chapter focuses on the importance of communication skills as a central aspect of the nursing assessment and management of patients and families receiving palliative care......
Working with Families
eChapter  19
Added: 21/07/2009
This chapter focuses on work with care of families in the palliative phase of a person's illness......
Confusion and Terminal Restlessness
eChapter  15
Added: 21/07/2009
This chapter explores the phenomena of acute confusion and terminal restlessness. The current evidence regarding assessment and management is discussed and practical strategies are provided for nurses... caring for confused patients...
Framing Palliative Care
eChapter  1
Added: 21/07/2009
The purpose of this chapter is to disseminate knowledge of palliative-care nursing to improve the care of people at the end of their lives and to provide care and assistance to their families, friends... and carers...
Bereavement
eChapter  20
Added: 21/07/2009
This chapter provides guidelines to assist in the identification of people at risk of adverse bereavement outcomes, highlights the importance of grief education, and provides examples of different typ...es of general bereavement support...
Psychological and Existential Distress
eChapter  16
Added: 21/07/2009
Potential causes of transient distress in palliative care include insensitive comments, long waits in clinical departments and disease symptoms. Such potential causes of distress should be an importan...t focus of attention in everyday nursing practice..
Sexuality and Body Image
eChapter  17
Added: 21/07/2009
This chapter aims to highlight why sexuality and body image need to be considered in the palliative care context and outlines strategies to assist nurses to discuss and respond to sexuality issues tha...t can arise in the palliative-care setting...
Complementary Therapies
eChapter  18
Added: 21/07/2009
This chapter shows nurses how the use of complementary therapies can be understood as an empowerment strategy that can be used by palliative-care patients and their families to regain a sense of contr...ol over their illness and its management...
Paediatric Palliative Care
eChapter  24
Added: 21/07/2009
This chapter provides an overview of the issues involved in paediatric palliative care and the strategies that can be used in a comprehensive approach to care......
Palliative Care in Chronic Illness
eChapter  21
Added: 21/07/2009
This chapter is concerned with specialist palliative care of adults suffering from illnesses other than cancer......

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