Pathways through care at the end of life: a guide to person-centred care

Authors:
HAYES Anita, et al
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
224

A 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 is aimed at 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. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
end of life care, care pathways, terminal illness, person-centred care, care planning, case studies;
Content type:
practice guidance
ISBN print:
9781849053648

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