Paediatric Palliative Care
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......
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...
Working with Families
This chapter focuses on work with care of families in the palliative phase of a person's illness......
Psychological and Existential Distress
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..
Framing Palliative Care
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...
Sexuality and Body Image
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...
Palliative Care in Chronic Illness
This chapter is concerned with specialist palliative care of adults suffering from illnesses other than cancer......
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...
Caring for Dying People in Critical Care
This chapter explores issues of caring for dying people in critical care through interviews with doctors and nurses in general adult critical-care units in the United Kingdom (Seymour 2001)......
What is the Psychosocial Impact of Cance...r?
This chapter guides health professionals through how to support a patient who has just been diagnosed with cancer. It also defines the psychosocial impact of cancer, the concerns that are brought with... this and how to deal with these various concerns...
This chapter discusses staff responsibilities, advises on staff health and hygiene and provides a guide on what to do if either they or a resident are infected with an infection......
Providing Group Programs for Cancer Pati...ents and Carers
This chapter outlines two peer support options available for cancer patients and their carers: peer group programs and support groups......
Common Infections and Infectious Disease...s
This chapter discusses some of the important features of common infections and infectious diseases......
This chapter offers practical suggestions that nurses may utilise to support themselves, each other and significant others. Some are orientated toward the self, others are suggested in support of othe...rs. It suggests that if nurses offer and receive the support necessary to function, care of the oncology client, although challenging, will remain a rewarding and fulfilling experience.
Exploring the Boundries of Oncological N...ursing Practice
This chapter critically evaluates the heath care system and the nurses role within this system. It lists the movements that are being created for a better future and offers a range of opportunities an...d suggestions for nurses who wish to create a better future, which this author believes is primarily in the hands of nurses today.
Prelims:List of Figures and Tables, Foreword, Introduction, Frequently Asked Questions and Contents List...
Cancer and Sexuality - a Neglected Issue...?
This chapter gives in-depth explanations and reasoning in regard to the great importance of not ignoring sexuality due to the diagnosis of cancer. It gives advice to nurses and other health profession...als as to how to deal with sexual health issues as part of their professional practice and encourages them of the importance of doing so frequently.
This chapter explores how to properly assess patient concerns and provides guidance on how to approach this......
Prelims: Foreword, The cover,Dedication, Acknowledgments and Contents...
This chapter focuses on an evidenced-based practice approach to the management of constipation in the hospice setting and provides an overview of constipation management in the context of caring for a...dults at the end of life...