Caring for the Dying at Home: Companions on the Journey

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Radcliffe Publishing, 2003 - Medical - 298 pages
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'This book effectively bridges the gap between dietitian doctor nurse and pharmacist and there is much in it to educate even the more experienced practitioner. I recommend the book highly and feel confident that well-thumbed and battered copies will soon be found on wards everywhere.' Alastair Forbes Chairman of the British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 'This book will help non-specialists to make appropriate choices regarding nutritional care for their patients. It should prove to be a valuable resource for all professions in many areas of practice.' Lynne Colagiovanni Chairman National Nurses Nutrition Group 'This is a much needed comprehensive clinical nutrition guide for busy healthcare professionals. It covers all aspects of nutritional care in a logical and systematic way and will aid clinicians in making reasoned judgements on the nutritional care that their patients require.' Vera Todorovic The Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Group of the British Dietetic Association 'This handbook will be an invaluable resource as it provides a concise practical guide covering all aspects of clinical nutrition both for adults and paediatric patients.' Rebecca White and Vicky Bradnam British Pharmaceutical Nutrition Group
 

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Contents

Introduction companions on the journey
3
A modern way of dying
15
Living and dying at home
27
Needsbased care
43
Present knowledge and words of wisdom how can we begin?
61
Evidencebased care
63
Changes in a changing world
79
The key features of palliative care for patients with the common cancers
99
Communication Gold Standard 1
195
Coordination Gold Standard 2
203
Control of symptoms Gold Standard 3
217
Continuity of care outofhours Gold Standard 4
227
Continued learning Gold Standard 5
233
Carer support Gold Standard 6
239
Care of the dying terminal phase Gold Standard 7
253
Getting going tool kits and the next steps for the GSF Programme
259

Tripwires in palliative care
123
Bereavement
157
Sources of help and words of wisdom
163
The Gold Standards Framework A Handbook for Practices and the GSF Programme
173
Background to the Gold Standards Framework
177
Further reading
277
Appendix
279
Index
291
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