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Care of Sick Children: A Basic Guide
eBook
Published: 2006
Care of Sick Children: A Basic Guide is for all those parents and carers who have felt the anxiety of not knowing what they should do when a previously well child in their care is suddenly injured, or... unexpectedly becomes ill.
Asian Mothers, Western Birth - New Editi...on
eBook
Published: 1999
Asian Mothers, Western Birth is a collection of papers which document the perceptions and experiences of childbearing and childrearing of women from Asian backgrounds — Thai, Vietnamese, Lao, Hmong,... Cambodian, Malaysian, Chinese and others who are now living in a Western country, Australia. Asian Mothers, Western Birth is a second edition of Asian Mothers, Australian Birth, written by a number of women and published by Ausmed Publications in Melbourne, Australia, in 1994. Asian Mothers, Western Birth has been written because of the recognition that the need for health care professionals to be sensitive and to understand the childbirth experiences of women in different cultures applies not only in Australia, but also in any country where people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds come to live together as a society, say, the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom.
Ageing at Home: Practical Approaches to ...Community Care
eBook
Published:
This book is an ambitious attempt to bring together information about the many different types of services currently available and accessible to people in their own home, and what can be expected of t...hem. A perpetual dilemma faced by the service provider in whatever skill area is the need to recognise the opportunities open to encourage the further ‘ripening’ of the older person … in the face of what may be judged as decreasing abilities.
Aged Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice
eBook
Published: 2003
The aged population has grown markedly throughout the world, but there is a shortage of experienced nurses with expertise in the holistic care of the elderly. This book is written to inspire and empow...er such nurses. Aged Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice is written by clinicians for clinicians.
End Matter
eChapter  End Matter
Added: 05/04/2012
This chapter includes the index to the third edition of Palliative Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice. This new edition has been thoroughly updated, rewritten and revised. It offers nurses and healthca...re professionals an evidence-based approach to providing better care for people in palliative care and for those who love and support them.
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 05/04/2012
This chapter includes the preliminary information found in, and relating to, the third edition of Palliative Care Nursing: A Guide to Practice. This new edition has been thoroughly updated, rewritten ...and revised. It offers nurses and healthcare professionals an evidence-based approach to providing better care for people in palliative care and for those who love and support them.
Paediatric Palliative Care
eChapter  21
Added: 05/04/2012
This chapter provides an overview of the issues involved in child and adolescent palliative care. It explores the various illness trajectories experienced by children and the wide range of health and ...psychosocial issues for the child and their family in the process of dying. It also offers strategies that can be used in a comprehensive approach to care. This chapter also offers case studies and a comprehensive reference list.
Palliative Care in the Acute Hospital Sy...stem
eChapter  20
Added: 05/04/2012
This chapter looks at how acute hospitals are focusing on the care of people with acute needs and those with reversible exacerbations of chronic illness. It discusses palliative care consult services ...and integrated care pathways. This chapter also offers case studies and a comprehensive reference list.
Ageing, Dementia and Palliative Care
eChapter  19
Added: 05/04/2012
This chapter focuses on the palliative care needs of older people, which are often more complex than those of younger people, and specifically the palliative care needs of people living with dementia.... This chapter also offers case studies and a comprehensive reference list.
Palliative Care in Chronic Illness
eChapter  18
Added: 05/04/2012
This chapter focuses on the issues involved in providing a palliative approach to care for individuals with chronic life-threatening illnesses. It provides a discussion of the issues surrounding the n...eed for an integrated, palliative approach to chronic illness. This chapter also offers case studies and a comprehensive reference list.
Understanding Grief and Bereavement in t...he Palliative Care Setting
eChapter  17
Added: 05/04/2012
This chapter outlines a number of ‘understandings’ in relation to grief and bereavement and how these may be applied in a clinical setting. It will equip nurses to facilitate the narrative and sup...port the people in their care to begin creating meaning around their experience. There are also a number of tools included that may be adapted for an individual client base, case studies and a comprehensive reference list.
Caring for Families in the Palliative Ca...re Setting
eChapter  16
Added: 05/04/2012
This chapter discusses how the impending death of a family member presents both a crisis and challenge to families. Furthermore, family members attempt to make meaning of what they are experiencing so... as to make some sense of order in what is perceived by many as a chaotic time. This chapter also offers case studies and a comprehensive reference list.
Sexuality and intimacy in Palliative Car...e
eChapter  15
Added: 05/04/2012
This chapter focuses on the physical and psychological changes a man or woman may experience as a result of natural ageing and chronic illness. Issues relating to patient-centred communication about s...exuality and intimacy are explored. A range of strategies to address sexuality and intimacy within the palliative care setting is provided, along with case studies and a comprehensive reference list.
Delirium in Palliative Care
eChapter  14
Added: 05/04/2012
This chapter discusses delirium in the palliative care setting. It also explores delirium in people in the earlier stages of disease, including those at home. Evidence-based information is provided on... assessment and management strategies to enable nurses to provide best practice care for people in palliative care experiencing delirium. The chapter also offers case studies and a comprehensive reference list.
Malignant Wounds
eChapter  13
Added: 05/04/2012
This chapter discusses the care of people with terminal illnesses who have skin breakdown and wounds. The nursing care of people with malignant wounds, and palliative wound care generally, is about re...cognising the relationship between the physical nature of wounds and the distress they cause, which requires us to plan wound care interventions with an understanding of the impact of broken skin and wounds on the individuals concerned, their family and social group.
Nutrition and Hydration
eChapter  12
Added: 05/04/2012
This chapter addresses the nutritional and hydration needs of people receiving palliative care. It is written with awareness that the major tenet of palliative care is the comfort of the individual. T...he broad nutritional needs of the person approaching the end of their life are addressed. The chapter also discusses specific hydration needs. It also offers case studies and a comprehensive reference list.
Nausea and Vomiting
eChapter  11
Added: 05/04/2012
This chapter discusses the common and distressing conditions of nausea and vomiting, which affects people with a range of advanced and progressive conditions. It explores the aetiology and pathophysio...logy of nausea and vomiting, while also providing assessment tools and suggestions for interventions. It also offers a comprehensive reference list.
Constipation in Palliative Care
eChapter  10
Added: 05/04/2012
As a person’s highly-subjective experience, constipation requires diligent nursing assessment and individualised intervention. This chapter considers the application of best available evidence and e...xpert opinion to the clinical practice of nursing for the management of constipation in palliative care settings.
Fatigue
eChapter  9
Added: 05/04/2012
This chapter covers the causes, assessment and management of fatigue in palliative care. It offers a definition of fatigue, and explores the causes and the pathophysiology of the condition. Assessment... and interventions for fatigue are discussed. This chapter also contains case studies and a comprehensive reference list.
Dyspnoea and Breathlessness in Palliativ...e Care Nursing
eChapter  8
Added: 05/04/2012
This chapter explores dyspnoea, or breathlessness, a common and distressing symptom experienced by many people with advanced progressive diseases. Dyspnoea can be profoundly disruptive and is often a ...source of considerable anxiety to the individual and family. This chapter offers a number of strategies, assessment tools and interventions for dealing with dyspnoea. It also offers a case study and a comprehensive reference list.

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