Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care (Paperback)

Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care By Elaine Stevens (Editor), Susan Jackson (Editor), Stuart Milligan (Editor) Cover Image

Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care (Paperback)

By Elaine Stevens (Editor), Susan Jackson (Editor), Stuart Milligan (Editor)


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Palliative Nursing is an evidence-based practical guide for nurses working in areas of practice where general palliative care is provided. This may be in hospitals, nursing homes, dementia units, the community and any other clinical areas which are not classified as specialist palliative care.

This book first explores the history and ethos of palliative care, and then looks at palliative nursing across various care settings. It then looks at palliative nursing care for people with specific illnesses, including heart failure, dementia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer, and neurological conditions. Palliative care for children and young people is discussed, and then the book finally looks at education and research in palliative nursing. Palliative Nursing will be essential reading for all nurses working with palliative care patients in a non specialist role, i.e. in hospitals, primary care and nursing homes, as well as nursing students.


  • Explores the palliative nursing issues related to specific diseases groups
  • Written in the context of the new national tools, i.e. the end of life initiative, preferred place of care, Liverpool care pathway and Gold standards framework.
  • Each chapter includes practice points and cases to allow the practitioner to undertake guided reflection to improve practice
  • Written by nurses for nurses
  • Provides guidance for nurses working in all four countries of the UK
Elaine Stevens is the current chair of The Palliative Nursing Forum of The Royal College of Nursing. She is also programme leader for the palliative care named award at degree level at The University of The West of Scotland, and she manages the education service at The Ayrshire Hospice Susan Jackson is programme leader for the Post Graduate Certificate in Cancer and Palliative Care at the University of West of Scotland, and is education facilitator with ACCORD Hospice in Paisley. Stuart Milligan is Lecturer in Palliative Care at the University of the West of Scotland, and Education Facilitator at Ardgowan Hospice, Greenock.
Product Details ISBN: 9781405169974
ISBN-10: 1405169974
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: May 4th, 2009
Pages: 352
Language: English