End of Life in Care Homes
A Palliative Care Approach
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End of Life in Care Homes by Jeanne Samson Katz
Book DescriptionIn our society, the overwhelming majority of people die in later life. They typically die slowly of chronic diseases, with multiple co-existing problems over long periods of time. They spend the majority of their final years at home, but many will die in hospitals or care homes. This book explores the possibilities for improving the care of older people dying in residential care and nursing homes. It argues that there are aspects of palliative care that, given the right circumstances, are transferable to dying people in settings that are not domestic or hospice based. End of Life in Care Homes describes what happens in nursing and residential care homes when a resident is dying, how carers cope, and the practical, health and emotional challenges that carers face on top of their day-to-day work. Based on detailed research from both the UK and US, the book shows how the situation can be improved.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198510710
(234mm x 155mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jeanne Samson Katz
Grief, Mourning and Death Ritual, Paperback (February 2001)
Focuses on what happens after a death has taken place. Drawing on social theory and anthropology, This book reviews the ways grief, mourning and death ritual have been approached by academics and practitioners in the field. It combines reviews with illustrative examples of grief, mourning and death ritual as they manifest in specific settings.
Care Matters, Paperback (December 1998)» View all books by Jeanne Samson Katz
The contributors to this volume examine the meaning of care, considering how "good" care can be defined and evaluated. The authors identify common ground in the diversity of those giving and receiving care, particularly concerns about personal empowerment, choice, self esteem and independence.
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