Domiciliary Palliative Care: A Handbook for Family Doctors and Community Nurses by Derek Doyle
Most people in the primary health care team will have to care for people with far-advanced disease and need to know not only how to control pain effectively but also have to fulfil patients' emotional and spirtual needs and support their family, as well as to work closely with other specialists in palliative care. This book if written by a world authority in palliative medicine who also has experience in family medicine, specifically for family doctors, nursing colleagues and everyone else committed to maintaining the highest possible quality of life for the dying person. It includes every new treatment as well as the insight of the hospice movement and will enable practitioners to achieve the best care for the patient and their family, and thus concomitat satisfaction and reward for themselves. This book is intended for palliative carers, GPs, community nurses, practice nurses, and all others in the primary health care team, MacMillan and Marie Curie nurses.