Key Concepts in Palliative Care

Key Concepts in Palliative Care

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  • Subject index

Do you need a succinct introduction to the key theories and principles of palliative care and their application to practice?

Key Concepts in Palliative Care provides just this in a compact, fifty-concept guide to the field. Taking account of the government's “End of Life Care Strategy”, contributors set out the key issues affecting practice across a range of health and social care contexts.

The book covers topics ranging from dying and death to symptom management and spiritual care, backed up with practical examples. Each entry comprises:

a snapshot definition of the topic; key points; a discussion of the main debates; links to practice through thought-provoking case histories, and; suggestions for further reading.

Key Concepts in Palliative Care is an ideal text and handy source of reference for health and ...

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