Psychosocial Bases of Dementia
This chapter discusses in detail the psychological impacts of the biophysical conditions which give rise to dementia. It outlines the loss of functions that can occur when suffering from dementia and ...discusses the feeling of 'identity'...
You have Prostate Cancer
This chapter provides a first-hand account of a man suffering from prostate cancer. It relates his story from when he was first diagnosed, his treatment and his recovery......
This chapter discusses the current status, role and function of men as fathers. It also presents the point of view of health professionals and fathers......
Testicular Cancer: Michael's Story
This chapter relates the story of a young man who suffered from testicular cancer......
Walking on Eggshells-Postnatal Depressio...n and the Subsequent Parenting for Men
This chapter highlights the need to develop a body of knowledge about men's health that goes beyond the mainstream concerns of physical wellbeing......
Living with HIV/AIDS
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
This chapter discusses the choices and issues and implications surrounding male sterilisation in the form of vasectomy......
Men's Transition to Parenthood
This chapter discusses how the transition into parenthood is very different for men and women......
Pain Management in Palliative Care
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.......
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...
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...
Evidence-Based Practice in Palliative Ca...re
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......
Communication Skills in Palliative Care
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......
Occupational Stress in Palliative Care
This chapter explores the search for meaning in palliative caregivers, the 'wounded healer', sources of suffering in clinical work and coping strategies......
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...
Confusion and Terminal Restlessness
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...
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..