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Chronic and Terminal Illness: new perspectives on caring and carers

Sheila Payne and Caroline Ellis-Hill (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192631671
eISBN:
9780191730191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631671.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Most chronically and terminally ill patients are cared for in their own homes by family and friends, rather than in hospitals or hospices. These carers are an invaluable free resource and there is an ... More


Hospital-based Palliative Care Teams: The Hospital/Hospice Interface

R. J. Dunlop and J. M. Hockley (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629807
eISBN:
9780191730061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629807.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

When the first edition of this book was written in 1990, there were only a few advisory palliative care teams working in hospitals. Since then, the number of teams has grown rapidly. The concept of ... More


Family Carers in Palliative Care: A guide for health and social care professionals

Peter Hudson and Sheila Payne (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216901
eISBN:
9780191730252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216901.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Support for the family is a key component of palliative care practice and philosophy, with both patient and family construed as the ‘unit of care’. However, there is not always formal acknowledgement ... More


Evaluating Palliative Care: Establishing the Evidence Base

Margaret Robbins

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192626219
eISBN:
9780191730016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192626219.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The past 30 years has seen a huge expansion in the provision of palliative care services. Because palliative medicine is a multidisciplinary specialty – combining the expertise of oncologists, ... More


the Care of the Dying: First published in Better Health (May 1961), pp. 18–20.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This paper shows the willingness of Cicely Saunders to write for a wide variety of publications and audiences, even from an early stage in her writing career. It appeared in a now long-forgotten ... More


Working Carers in the European Union

Sarah Harper

in Families in Ageing Societies: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199251162
eISBN:
9780191602740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251169.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the situation of caregivers in the European Union who combine eldercare with employment, and EU policy responses. Among the unique aspects of eldercare are: more men and older ... More


Gender Inequalities: Sidelined in British Pension Policy

Jay Ginn

in Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263853
eISBN:
9780191734281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

According to the Pensions Commission in its first report, the state pension system in Britain is among the least generous in the developed world. This reflects the explicit aim of both Conservative ... More


Life to be Lived: Challenges and choices for patients and carers in life-threatening illnesses

Catherine Proot and Michael Yorke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685011
eISBN:
9780191765285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685011.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This is an important book on a very important and increasingly relevant subject for all who are involved in any way with palliative and End of Life Care. It is about the realities, messiness, ... More


Family carers and social difference

Kelli I. Stajduhar

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0059
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The rising number of people facing old age makes it likely that serious chronic and life-limiting illness will be a dominant challenge for health care delivery in the next half-century. Family carers ... More


Home and family carers

MARGARET Robbins

in Evaluating Palliative Care: Establishing the Evidence Base

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192626219
eISBN:
9780191730016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192626219.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter examines research concerning the needs of home and family carers who serve terminally ill patients. It explains that caring for carers is important in terms of their own preventive ... More


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