Nursing Support for Families of Dying Patients
By (author) Rosemary McIntyre
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Nursing Support for Families of Dying Patients by Rosemary McIntyre
Book DescriptionWhen a patient has an advanced disease, considerable demands are placed on the whole family. Whilst coping with their own profound emotions, close relatives commonly have to support their loved ones through a range of treatments as the disease progresses through stages of remission and recurrence, until finally, a shift to a palliative mode of treatment must be faced. In such situations, family roles and relationships are likely to be stretched to the limit. It is clear from this that by the time the terminal stage of the patient's illness is reached, the family may have travelled a long and difficult road, and close relatives are likely to be emotionally vulnerable and in need of support. This study explores the needs of the relatives of terminally ill patients and the concerns of nurses who provide care in the hospital. The research data is used to design, implement and evaluate clinical standards for improved family support.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781861562708
(231mm x 158mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Whurr Publishers Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Suitable for nurses involved with palliative care, this book focuses on the needs and perspectives of the patient, and gives the reader an understanding of how best to deliver full, rounded care. Covering the wide range of care provision in hospices, hospitals and patients' homes, it explains and expands theoretical issues.
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