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Palliative Care in the Home
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Palliative Care in the Home

Derek Doyle and David Jeffrey

Abstract

Most people with far-advanced illness wish to be cared for at home for as long as possible. The challenge of providing good palliative care at home is therefore of major importance for family doctors, nurses, and all those committed to maintaining the highest possible quality of life for the dying person. As modern specialist palliative care has raised both standards of care and also public expectations of family doctors and community nurses, this book helps to place specialist care in context. As palliative care is a major responsibility for teams providing care at home, the book provides a d ... More

Keywords: far-advanced illness, palliative care, family doctors, community nurses, quality of life, dying person, specialist care, effective care, emergencies, communication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780192632272
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632272.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Derek Doyle, author
National Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Services

David Jeffrey, author
Gloucestershire Oncology Centre