Chapter 4. Palliative Nursing Care in the Acute Hospital

  1. Elaine Stevens programme leader Chair2,
  2. Susan Jackson lecturer programme leader Chair Nurse Specialist3 and
  3. Stuart Milligan PhD nurse Lecturer4
  1. Philip Saltmarsh Nurse member

Published Online: 14 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322705.ch4

Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care

Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care

How to Cite

Saltmarsh, P. (2009) Palliative Nursing Care in the Acute Hospital, in Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care (eds E. Stevens, S. Jackson and S. Milligan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322705.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Ayrshire Hospice and The University of The West of Scotland, UK

  2. 3

    School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery of the University of West of Scotland, UK

  3. 4

    University of the West of Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. Marie Curie Hospice Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169974

Online ISBN: 9781444322705

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Keywords:

  • Barriers to palliative care provision in hospital;
  • Dying in Accident and Emergency;
  • Dying in intensive care units;
  • Palliative nursing care in hospital – redressing the balance;
  • Palliative nursing care in the acute hospital;
  • Assessing pain and symptoms;
  • Syringe pumps/drivers – continuous subcutaneous infusion (CSCI);
  • What can be done if a syringe driver is unavailable?;
  • The effects on patient and family if the diagnosis of dying is not made;
  • Rapid discharge pathway home to die

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning outcomes

  • Background

  • Barriers to palliative care provision in hospital

  • Palliative nursing care in hospital – redressing the balance

  • Palliative nursing care in the acute hospital

  • Assessing pain and symptoms

  • Syringe pumps/drivers – continuous subcutaneous infusion (CSCI)

  • End of life care

  • Rapid discharge pathway home to die

  • Conclusion

  • References