Evidence-based palliative care across the life span by Huda Courtens, Annemie. Abu-Saad

By Huda Courtens, Annemie. Abu-Saad

This e-book describes the present cutting-edge within the box of palliative care in youngsters and adults. distinctive emphasis is put on addressing the efficacy and effectiveness of palliative care versions, soreness and symptom administration, and on measuring caliber of lifestyles. furthermore the publication evaluates present examine equipment in palliative care and indicates appropriate choices. eventually the publication bridges the distance among technological know-how and perform via supplying the reader with the present proof and the way it may be utilized within the perform atmosphere.

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The tasks of the volunteers are complementary to the professional help from GPs and nurses. , 1997). , 1997), covering integrated or transmural care projects which include for example technological care (like pain treatment or infusion) at home, consultations at home by specialised nurses, or 24-hour services. , 1997)). Inpatient services There are several different organisational models for inpatient services for palliative care. Palliative care is provided in hospices or homes for the terminally ill, in palliative care units in general or specialised hospitals, in nursing homes, and in homes for the elderly.

In the USA palliative care at the patient's home is referred to as hospice home care. The growth of the hospice movement in the USA has been slower than in the UK for numerous reasons, like the differences between medical practice, education and patient expectations. However, over the last quarter of the twentieth century the hospice movement grew to a regulated approach reimbursed by Medicare and other insurance programmes. There are nearly 1900 hospice programmes in the USA (Plumb & Ogle, 1992).

Palliative care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions is an active and total approach to care, embracing physical, emotional, social and spiritual elements. It focuses on enhancement of quality of life for the child and support for the family and includes the management of distressing symptoms, provision of respite, and care through death and bereavement. 2 Life-limiting illnesses in palliative care Fortunately, deaths in childhood for which palliative care may be applicable are rare.

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