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Caring for the Dying Patient and the Family By Edited by Joy Robbins

Caring for the Dying Patient and the Family
by Edited by Joy Robbins

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The central focus of this book is the awareness of the dying patient's humanity as a living being with physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
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Caring for the Dying Patient and the Family by Edited by Joy Robbins

The central focus of this text is the awareness of the dying patient's humanity as a living being - with physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. With the increasing emphasis on quality of life in health care, greater demands are now being placed on health professionals to provide better care. This care is based on knowledge and understanding of dying patients and their families, and the skills to train a wide range of staff, volunteers and relatives to assist in care. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised and updated. New research has been added throughout. The result of these changes is to present a current view of palliative care, recognising the value of the multi-professional health team and new medical technology. The chapters on communications, medical care, care of children and patients with AIDS have been completely rewritten. In addition, there are three new chapters on use and purpose of a day centre, place of complementary therapy and issues of bereavement. This book should be of interest to nurses and professionals working in terminal care.

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Table of Contents


Looking at death and dying. The importance of communication with the patient, family and professional carer. Nursing assessment. Nursing care in symptom management. The problems of pain for the dying patient. The last hours of life. The role of the doctor. Meeting social needs - the role of the social worker. The value of physiotherapy. Care of the dying child and the family. Care of the dying patient with AIDS. Meeting the needs of staff. Religious beliefs and cultural issues. Ethical aspects. Use of a day care centre. Care in the home. Nursing care of the dying patient at the hospital. Care in a hospice. The place of complementary therapy. Issues of bereavement.

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GOR002694843
Caring for the Dying Patient and the Family by Edited by Joy Robbins
Edited by Joy Robbins
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1995-03-23
304
0412578409
9780412578403
N/A
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