New Themes In Palliative Care

; Jo Hockley ; Sam Ahmedzai

Palliative care is moving through an important period of expansion and development, spreading beyond its original hospice base to encompass care in the community, in hospitals, health centres, clinics and nursing homes. Les mer
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Palliative care is moving through an important period of expansion and development, spreading beyond its original hospice base to encompass care in the community, in hospitals, health centres, clinics and nursing homes. It can now be found in over 70 countries of the world. What challenges does this multidisciplinary speciality face as it seeks to combine high grade pain and symptom control with sensitive psychological, spiritual and social care? What are the implications of current constraints on health policy and planning? How do ethical issues about resource allocation and end of life care impinge? Can palliative care be further extended to include conditions other than cancer?

New Themes in Palliative Care addresses these and many related issues in ways which will be readily accessible to students of health and social care as well as to those involved in purchasing or providing palliative care services, and to social scientists interested in chronic illness, death and dying. Its editors are respected experts in the field with backgrounds in the social sciences, nursing and medicine and the book's contributors include leading international figures from a wide range of palliative care and academic disciplines.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part one: Policy, ethics, evidence


Assessing needs and effectiveness
is palliative care a special case?
Cost of palliative care
Resource allocation and palliative care
Half full or half empty? Impact of health reforms on palliative care services in the UK


Part two: Services developments


The evolution of the hospice approach
Terminal care in South Australia
historical aspects and equity issues
Palliative care in India
Palliative home care
A Swedish model of home care
Rational planning and policy implementation in palliative care
Palliative care in Eastern Europe
Is hospice a western concept? A personal view of palliative care in Asia
The WHO cancer pain and palliative care programme


Part three: Clinical issues


Therapeutic innovations
Beyond cancer?
Teamwork in end-of-life care
a nurse-physician perspective on introducing physicians to palliative care concepts
Voluntary euthanasia in terminal illness
New approaches to care
Bibliography
Index.

Om forfatteren

David Clark has wide-ranging interests in the sociology of health, illness and family life. He is currently Professor of Medical Sociology at the University of Sheffield.
Jo Hockley trained as a nurse at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London and has specialized in palliative care for many years. She is currently a Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist with the palliative care team at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.
Sam Ahmedzai was appointed to the chair of Palliative Medicine at the University of Sheffield in 1994, following nine years as Medical Director of the Leicestershire Hospice; he has a particular interest in quality of life issues.