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Palliative care : explorations and challenges

edited by Judith M. Parker and Sanchia K. Aranda

MacLennan & Petty, 1998

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Includes bibliographical references and index

Description and Table of Contents


The book gives particular emphasis to the specific relevant of the major issues of palliative care for nurses working in various practice settings, and also those teaching or undertaking research in palliative care. Chapters are accompanied by a commentary which links the topics discussed to contemporary nursing issues.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Hospice
  • Principles and implications
  • Cultural diversity
  • Medical speciality
  • Within the health care system
  • Competing discourses within palliative care
  • Spirituality
  • Psychosocial dimensions
  • The 'good death'
  • Nursing the dying
  • The inevitability of death: Some reflections
  • Euthanasia: Clinical, ethical & legal aspects
  • Is euthanasia an option?
  • Breaking the silence: Dementia
  • From the critical turning point to new direction
  • Referrals
  • Furthering the development
  • The nurse consultant in acute setting
  • Children with life threatening illnesses
  • Critical care and technology
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Dying of AIDS
  • Motor neurone disease
  • In the twilight of Alzheimer's disease
  • The elderly in residential settings
  • Index.

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    • 0864331207
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  • Place of Publication
    Sydney ; London
  • Pages/Volumes
    xxxiv, 307 p.
  • Size
    23 cm
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