Titel: End of Life in Care Homes: A Palliative Care Approach
Herausgegeben von Jeanne Sampson Katz, Sheila M. Peace
OXFORD UNIV PR
April 2003 - kartoniert - 216 Seiten
In our society, the overwhelming majority of people who die are the elderly. They spend the majority of their final years at home, but usually die in hospitals or nursing homes surrounded by strangers. This book explores the possibilities for improving the care of older people dying in
residential and nursing homes. It argues that there are aspects of palliative care that, given the right circumstances, are transferable to people dying in institutional settings.
"End of Life in Care Homes" describes what happens in nursing and residential homes when a resident is dying, how carers cope, and the practical, health and emotional problems that carers face on top of their day-to-day work. Based on research from a multi-professional group of well-known
contributors, the book shoes how the situation can be improved. Palliative care practitioners, general practitioners and Macmillan nurses who are involved in community nursing and nursing homes and other health care professionals who come into contact with dying patients in residential settings will find this book of great value. Geriatricians, policy makers,
directors and administators of residential and nursing homes should also find it a useful source of information.
1. Introduction ; 2. The development of residential and nursing home care in the United Kingdom ; 3. Who dies in care homes for older people? ; 4. Managing dying residents ; 5. Dealing with death ; 6. The needs of relatives and other residents when a death occurs ; 7. The role of external health workers ; 8. The training needs of carers ; 9. Practical applications of the principles and practices of palliative care to the residential sector ; 10. Dying in long-term care facilities in the United States ; 11. Issues for palliative care in nursing and residential homes ; 12. End of life in care homes
The book's greatest strengths are in raising awareness and stimulating debate rather than offering solutions ... It will be valuable for all those involved with care-homes in either a practice or a policy capacity. Ageing and Society, Vol 24, Issue 1 This book should be essential reading for all registered managers. I believe that, by giving much needed clarity to the subject, it could make a real difference to the care offered at the end of life. Community Care This book provides a clear picture of the benefits of introducing palliative care in residential and nursing homes, as well as the numerous steps that need to be taken to achieve it. It would be of value to any palliative care service that deals with residential care facilities and nursing homes, and should be required reading for anyone managing such a facility. IAHPC Website Edited by respected experts, this book is intended for carers who have contact with dying people. It is a welcome addition to the palliative care literature. Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol 45, 2