Palliative and End of Life Care for Children and Young People

Palliative and End of Life Care for Children and Young People

Author(s): Anne Grinyer

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013 04:52AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470656143

Online ISBN: 9781118702918

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702918

About this Book

"Anne's contribution to our understanding of the needs of young people with cancer has been unparalleled and without her extraordinary insights our services would be that much poorer."
From the foreword by Simon Davies , CEO Teenage Cancer Trust

This topical and timely text provides valuable insights into the choices and experiences of palliative and end of life care for young people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. With a focus on palliative care provision across a range of different clinical settings, this comprehensive new resource explores care in the home, the hospice and hospital. It looks at how and where families and young people can access palliative care, and what support is offered to attain their preferred place of death. Bereavement support for families is discussed, as well as a discussion of multidisciplinary work, interagency co-operation and resource issues.

This title is essential reading for community children's nurses, specialist palliative care teams, children's hospices, school nurses, social workers and student nurses as well as families.

  • A comprehensive resource on end of palliative are provision for children and young adults with cancer and other life limiting illnesses
  • Timely and topical, tying in with the Department of Health palliative care strategy 'Better Care: Better Lives'
  • Written in an accessible style that does not assume either detailed medical or theoretical knowledge
  • Explores palliative care provision in a range of different clinical settings including the home, hospice, and hospital
  • Provides valuable insights into the experiences of parents, children and young people

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