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Palliative Care Nursing at a Glance

The book is suitable for nurses in all working environments as it summarises many of the complex situations encountered in palliative care.

Well-structured and straightforward to read, the six sections cover a wide range of topics and are presented to create a robust personal reference resource.

The presentation uses a balance of illustration and diagrams alongside text. It ensures the reader has much of the relevant approaches towards palliative care underpinned by balanced narrative. The section on symptom control in condition specific situations is particularly good.

Palliative care in prisons or for homeless people is something that is often not considered, but this book explores the issues, giving a thought provoking aspect to the narrative. This approach is welcome as it reflects the complexity of supporting individuals who require palliative care.

However, a weakness of the book is the introduction. The outline does not seem to be as well researched as the rest of the text, which could be explained by the complexity of the subject. Unfortunately, what comes

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