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The Palliative Approach: A resource for healthcare workers


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Dr Erica Cameron-Taylor, Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Erica Cameron-Taylor trained as a General Practitioner before undertaking advanced training in palliative care. Her particular interests are integrating palliative care into generalist care paradigms, palliative care in dementia and medical education.

ISBN: 9781905539673

November 2012 - M&K Publishing - 124pp

This helpful book offers a simple and common sense introduction to the care of patients in the generalist setting for whom a palliative approach is deemed appropriate. Many of these patients may be living at home or in care homes, and many may be months or even years away from the terminal phase of illness. With the aid of real-life examples and case studies, this text aims to give a wide range of healthcare professionals an understanding of, and competence in, the provision of holistic, supportive care that is focused on comfort and quality of life.

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  • What is palliative care?
  • The palliative approach
  • Care of the elderly and dementia
  • Old age
  • Death and dying
  • Malignancy
  • Organ failure
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • The rise of chronic disease and the ‘oldest old’
  • Recognising the dying patient
  • Medical treatment versus medical care
  • The good referral
  • Grief and loss
  • Caring for the carer
  • Difficult discussions
  • The angel at the end of the bed
  • Case studies

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