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Palliative Day Care in Practice

Edited by Julie Hearn and Kathryn Myers

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780192631831
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631831.001.0001
Palliative Day Care in Practice

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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 research, and their associated problems and pitfalls. For readers new to the field it aims to survey the broad concepts and components of palliative day care and the philosophies and practical issues that relate to them. For those more experienced in the field, it seeks to highlight some of the questions, challenges, and dilemmas that palliative day care services face and which will need to be addressed in the years ahead.

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

Book.  168 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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Needs assessment in day care in Palliative Day Care in Practice

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Establishing day care in Palliative Day Care in Practice

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Psychosocial day care in Palliative Day Care in Practice

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The role of the doctor in day care in Palliative Day Care in Practice

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The role of health economics in Palliative Day Care in Practice

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