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Laugh and the World Laughs …: When You Are Dying, You Are Still Alive

Lynne Dale Halamish and Doron Hermoni

in The Weeping Willow: Encounters with Grief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195325379
eISBN:
9780199999811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325379.003.0028
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter discusses the importance of laughter and humour in terminally ill individuals, describing the case of 64-year-old Eyal who, learned to laugh even after he was hospitalized for liver ... More


The Role of Spirituality in the Care of Seriously Ill, Chronically Ill, and Dying Patients

Christina M. Puchalski

in A Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and Dying

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195146820
eISBN:
9780199999866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter examines the role of spirituality in caring for chronically ill and dying patients. It discusses the issues of living with the dying, the influence of science and technology in the ... More


Realizing a vision (1959–1967)

David Clark

in Cicely Saunders – Founder of the Hospice Movement: Selected letters 1959–1999

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198569695
eISBN:
9780191730559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569695.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter focuses on Cicely Saunders's conception of a new method that would change the clinical field, particularly care for the dying worldwide. In the summer of 1957, before she acquired her ... More


The role of external health workers

Jeanne Katz (ed.)

in End of Life in Care Homes: A Palliative Care Approach

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510710
eISBN:
9780191730276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510710.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter explores the roles of primary care teams in relation to care homes and also of specialist services available to dying people in nursing or residential care homes in Great Britain. It ... More


The training needs of carers

Moyra Sidell

in End of Life in Care Homes: A Palliative Care Approach

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198510710
eISBN:
9780191730276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510710.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine and Older People, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter examines the training needs of carers of dying older people in nursing and residential care homes in Great Britain. It focuses on establishing the need for training to improve the ... More


Introduction

David Clark

in Cicely Saunders – Founder of the Hospice Movement: Selected letters 1959–1999

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198569695
eISBN:
9780191730559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569695.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This introductory chapter discusses the author's treatment of the voluminous letters of Cicely Sauders, who was regarded as the founder of the modern hospice movement. A woman of resilience, vision, ... More


Palliative care in hospital

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/9780192629913.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses palliative care as observed and practiced in hospitals. It is based on a review of 62 papers that centres on the care of people dying in hospitals. These papers documented the ... More


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