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Palliative Care for Older People

This book is aimed at policy and decision makers, and provides an eclectic international view of palliative care for older people

This book is aimed at policy and decision makers, and provides an eclectic international view of palliative care for older people.

It explores the strategic drivers that shape holistic care provided to older people around the world, providing the reader with a succinct taster.

The calibre of authors who have contributed to the chapters demonstrates the standard of information and guidance that the book can provide to senior and junior healthcare professionals.

Chapter 12 is particularly interesting as it discusses the implications of providing holistic care, highlighting the importance of palliative care based on the holistic symptom need and not prognosis.

Although the book is aimed specifically at the care of older people, many areas covered are applicable across all aspects of palliative care. For example, information on the role of advance care planning delivers invaluable insight to the reader and complements the ethical dilemmas that

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This book is aimed at policy and decision makers, and provides an eclectic international view of palliative care for older people.

It explores the strategic drivers that shape holistic care provided to older people around the world, providing the reader with a succinct taster.

The calibre of authors who have contributed to the chapters demonstrates the standard of information and guidance that the book can provide to senior and junior healthcare professionals.

Chapter 12 is particularly interesting as it discusses the implications of providing holistic care, highlighting the importance of palliative care based on the holistic symptom need and not prognosis.

Although the book is aimed specifically at the care of older people, many areas covered are applicable across all aspects of palliative care. For example, information on the role of advance care planning delivers invaluable insight to the reader and complements the ethical dilemmas that can arise in relation to palliative care for the older population.

Topics and issues explored are supported by up-to-date, international literature that considers all aspects of palliative care for this particular group.

Information pertinent to the holistic care of people with dementia is also explored and an insight into the main considerations for healthcare professionals involved in their care is provided.

This book would make an interesting read for not only generalists, but also specialist palliative care providers.

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