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The support of volunteers

Gill Hamilton

in Volunteers in hospice and palliative care: A resource for voluntary service managers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199545827
eISBN:
9780191730429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545827.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter suggests ways in which volunteers may be supported during their time within an organization. It focuses mainly on the ‘career’ of the volunteer from beginning to end. There is a ... More


Palliative care in primary care

Lieve Van den Block

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0049
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter focuses on palliative care delivered in the home. It explores the mutual values of palliative and primary care; outlines different models of primary palliative care organization, ... More


Design, implementation, and evaluation of palliative care programmes and services with a public health WHO perspective

Xavier Gómez-Batiste, Jose Espinosa, M. Pau González-Olmedo, Marisa Martínez-Muñoz, Cristina Lasmarias, Anna Novellas, Elba Beas, Josep Porta-Sales, Jordi Trelis, Candela Calle, and Jan Stjernsward

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0081
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

From the 1990s onwards the World Health Organization (WHO) has been proposing palliative care as a key element of health care systems, to be inserted into mainstream planning and organization. ... More


Multidisciplinary Care: Nursing Care

Dallas Forshew

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199212934
eISBN:
9780191730368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212934.003.0016
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses the vital role played by nurses in the aiding and supporting patients with ALS and their families. Nurses are often generalists, addressing varied and complex needs of the ... More


Health-related quality of life and the patient with chronic kidney disease

Fredric O Finkelstein and Susan H Finkelstein

in Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199560035
eISBN:
9780191730139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Based on the definition provided by the World Health Organization, quality of life is an individual's perception of their position in life placed in the context of the culture and value systems in ... More


Models of palliative care

Nick Bosanquet and Chris Salisbury

in Providing a palliative care service: towards an evidence base

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629913
eISBN:
9780191730153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629913.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter provides a framework of models of organization for palliative care described in the literature. This framework serves as a basis for the evaluation of alternative models presented in the ... More


Costs and benefits

Nick Bosanquet and Chris Salisbury

in Providing a palliative care service: towards an evidence base

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629913
eISBN:
9780191730153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629913.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter presents the evidence available on the costs and benefits of various models of palliative care. The emphasis of this book is on the costs and benefits of palliative care practices in ... More


Assessment of Novel Therapies for Constipation: Focus on Opioid Analgesics

Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera

in Issues in Palliative Care Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195130652
eISBN:
9780199999842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130652.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Pain control is a primary goal of palliative care. The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for pain control specify an escalating series of therapies, but the ultimate resource for the control ... More


Maintaining A Healthy Team

Peter Speck (ed.)

in Teamwork in Palliative Care: Fulfilling or Frustrating?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198567745
eISBN:
9780191730436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567745.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses ways to ensure and maintain a healthy palliative care team. Palliative care professionals experience a variety of emotional experiences, but much of the staff stress and team ... More


Developments in user organizations

Jane Bradburn

in Patient Participation in Palliative Care: A voice for the voiceless

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198515814
eISBN:
9780191730498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses the growth of the user movement and the contribution that this has made to giving a ‘voice to the voiceless’. It explores the way cancer user organizations in particular have ... More


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