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Palliative Day Care in Practice
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Palliative Day Care in Practice

Julie Hearn and Kathryn Myers

Abstract

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. This book 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, health economics, and ... More

Keywords: day care, advanced diseases, palliative care, quality of life, holistic care, audit, health economics, patient

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780192631831
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631831.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julie Hearn, editor
Senior Executive, National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Clinical Studies Groups

Kathryn Myers, editor
Locum Consultant in Palliative Medicine, The Peace Hospice, Watford, UK

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