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Palliative Day Care in Practice

by Julie Hearn

Palliative Day Care in Practice Synopsis

Day care for people with advanced diseases is one of the most rapidly expanding components of palliative care in the UK, and is increasingly a focus of new service development throughout the world. Many benefits, in terms of quality of life, holistic care for the patient and family and increased time at home are claimed by day care. Palliative Day Care in Practice provides a comprehensive overview of the current philosophy, patterns and policies of palliative day care. It places emphasis on the need to evaluate performance in palliative day care and describes in detail aspects such as audit, hea;th economics, research and their associated problems and pitfalls. For readers new to the field it aims to survey the broad concepts and components of palliative day care and the philosophies and practical issues that relate to them. For those more experienced in the field, it seeks to highlight some of the questions, challenges and dilemmas that palliative day care services face and which will need to be addressed in the years ahead. It will prove valuable to specialist palliative care practitioners, researchers and purchasers interested in establishing or evaluating palliative day care.

Palliative Day Care in Practice Press Reviews

A valuable addition to hospice libraries. * Progress in Palliative Care * There is a wealth of information in this little book. It is required reading for anyone contemplating establishing a day care facility and... strongly recommended. * Roger Woodruff, Director of Palliative Care, Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia * This is a very challenging and thought-provoking read that will be an aid to all palliative day care centres endeavouring to raise their profile in the palliative care world. The book will enable new managers and their staff to plan, implement and evaluate the best service they can offer to those who use the service... A specialist book for a very specialised area. Well done. * European Journal of Palliative Care *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192631831
Publication date: 13th December 2001
Author: Julie Hearn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 168 pages
Categories: Palliative medicine, Health systems & services, Oncology, Nursing,

About Julie Hearn

Kathryn Myers trained in Medicine at St. Anne's College Oxford and the Royal London Hospital Medical School, graduating in 1986. Worked in general medicine and haematology before training in palliative medicine in the North Thames region. One of the founders of the Thames regions palliative day care study. Previously worked as a consultant at the Mildmay Hospital, UK, providing palliative care for people with HIV and AIDS. She now works part-time. Julie Hearn joined King's College Medical School/St Christopher's Hospice to helpf set up the Department of Palliative Care and Policy. She continues to work on projects evaluating the effectiveness ...

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