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A Practical Guide to End of Life Care

This book offers practical information and advice to those who care for people nearing the end of life

This book offers practical information and advice to those who care for people nearing the end of life.

It strikes a balance between factual and personal information concerning three families, whose experiences are followed throughout the book. Each chapter explores a question through case studies and activities to encourage readers to reflect on their own situations.

Essential elements of end of life care are highlighted, including communication and symptom management. While the book is text-heavy, information boxes, signposting and case studies are used to break up the sections, making it easier to digest.

The book looks beyond medical care and considers a range of issues including relevant legal matters, and the processes surrounding death.

The writing style is accessible, which ensures the book could benefit professional and non-professional carers, while the broader contextual information would benefit nurses who want to identify how their professional care fits

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This book offers practical information and advice to those who care for people nearing the end of life.

It strikes a balance between factual and personal information concerning three families, whose experiences are followed throughout the book. Each chapter explores a question through case studies and activities to encourage readers to reflect on their own situations.

Essential elements of end of life care are highlighted, including communication and symptom management. While the book is text-heavy, information boxes, signposting and case studies are used to break up the sections, making it easier to digest.

The book looks beyond medical care and considers a range of issues including relevant legal matters, and the processes surrounding death.

The writing style is accessible, which ensures the book could benefit professional and non-professional carers, while the broader contextual information would benefit nurses who want to identify how their professional care fits into the wider context of end of life care and death.

Based on its language and style, the book could also be equally relevant to family carers who are seeking advice about the provision of end of life care.

It also provides an appropriate level of detail to help carers make informed decisions during end of life care and bereavement.

Overall, this book is a joy to read and I was thoroughly informed about all the practical elements of care provision at the end of life. I would recommend it to carers and those who work with them.

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