Palliative Care in Nursing and Healthcare

Palliative Care in Nursing and Healthcare

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End of life care is a core theme in pre-registration nursing and an area of widespread training for qualified staff, who specialise in palliative care. While there a lots of books aimed at the latter market, very few texts focus on the needs of nursing students and newly qualified staff. This new text is therefore designed to be a text for pre-registration students to help them prepare for the challenges they face in nursing dying patients and supporting their families. Traditionally palliative care has been closely associated with cancer and focused on treatment at the end of life. With advances in treament and people now being able to manage long term conditions there has been a shift in emphasis where palliative care is something that ...

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