Pathways Through Care at the End of Life

Pathways Through Care at the End of Life

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Jessica Kingsley Pub
As someone approaches the end of their life, it is vitally important that they receive quality care and support, that their wishes are met, and that they are treated with dignity and respect. Pathways through Care at the End of Life is a comprehensive guide to providing excellent, person-centred end of life care. Following a pathway from initial conversations about end of life to care in the last days of life and after death, it covers assessing need and planning care, co-ordinating care between different agencies, and ensuring quality in different settings, such as at home, in a hospice, or in hospital. Good practice guidance on communication, ensuring the person's needs are met, support for their family and how to facilitate a good death is given. Case studies illustrate real life practice, and questions throughout each chapter encourage reflective practice. This book will be essential reading for all those working with people at the end of life, such as nurses, social workers, GPs and home carers, as well as students in these fields.

This is a comprehensive guide to providing excellent end of life care. It covers the pathway of care at the end of life, from initial conversations about end of life care and assessment and planning, to care in different settings, multi-agency care, and providing a good death. Case studies and reflective questions feature throughout.

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Members of the UK's National End of Life Care Program explore the care and support that health and social care services can offer to ensure quality of life even at the end of life. There is special recognition that end of life care includes the support of families and other carers after the death of the patient. The book begins by looking at the historical and social context and the philosophy of contemporary end of life care. Later chapters cover needs assessment and planning, care coordination, best practices for the delivery of high quality care in different settings, and care in the last days of life. The book includes within-chapter reflection questions and chapter-ending lists of further reading and web sites offering practical tools. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London, UK :, Jessica Kingsley Publishers,, 2014
ISBN: 9781849053648
Characteristics: 223 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Holloway, Margaret
Henry, Claire 1975-


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