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Hospital-based Palliative Care Teams: The Hospital/Hospice Interface

R. J. Dunlop and J. M. Hockley

Abstract

When the first edition of this book was written in 1990, there were only a few advisory palliative care teams working in hospitals. Since then, the number of teams has grown rapidly. The concept of these teams is now widely accepted but there is an increased need for information about setting up a team, how they work, and how effective they are. This book looks at the need for hospital-based palliative care teams and the challenges of bringing palliative care into the acute hospital setting. It reviews the needs of patients, their families, and their professional carers, and also looks at the ... More

Keywords: palliative care teams, patients, professional carers, practical advice, team members, team dynamics, pain clinic, palliation oncology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780192629807
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629807.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. J. Dunlop, editor
St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham, London, UK

J. M. Hockley, editor
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

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