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New Themes In Palliative Care (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 16/09/1997

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Palliative care is moving through an important period of expansion and development, spreading beyond its original hospice base to encompass care in the community, in hospitals, health centres, clinics and nursing homes. It can now be found in over 70 countries of the world. What challenges does this multidisciplinary speciality face as it seeks to combine high grade pain and symptom control with sensitive psychological, spiritual and social care? What are the implications of current constraints on health policy and planning? How do ethical issues about resource allocation and end of life care impinge? Can palliative care be further extended to include conditions other than cancer?

New Themes in Palliative Care addresses these and many related issues in ways which will be readily accessible to students of health and social care as well as to those involved in purchasing or providing palliative care services, and to social scientists interested in chronic illness, death and dying. Its editors are respected experts in the field with backgrounds in the social sciences, nursing and medicine and the book's contributors include leading international figures from a wide range of palliative care and academic disciplines.

Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335196050
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 504 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The 300 pages of this book are packed with information oninternational developments in palliative care." - Community Care "This book is a must for all those working in thefield, an interesting read for others working across the spectrum of health care and core reading for students from a wide range of disciplines studying health policy, sociology and health care delivery, as wemove into the 21st century." - Information Exchange "In terms of student suitability, I would recommend the text for two main reasons. First, it is rich in detail and analysis of developments in palliative care...Second, it allows the students to see howsocial science based ideas and concepts can be applied to the 'real world'...In overall terms, this text should be a valuable resource for social scientists and practitioners alike. It's bias is towards the latter audience, but I would still urge social science students and researchers interested in death and dying to look at what, I believe, is avery informative and reasonably priced little book." - Medical Sociology News

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