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4 Reasons Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life | Huffington Post

Huffington Post - Oct 26, 2016
Are you or a loved one facing a serious illness? With illness, there are often many uncertainties of the next steps. Time, pain management, symptoms, and ...

Dan's Law seeks to fill gap in access to palliative care in Ontario - CBC

CBC.ca - Oct 26, 2016
When Dan Duma returned home for his final days, the publicly funded healthcare he grew up with was suddenly gone, and all he did was leave Ontario.

Supportive Care: aka Palliative Care: aka not hospice

The Rock River Times - Oct 26, 2016
The words people use are powerful and speak to what palliative care is all about: quality of life. This involves talking and listening and takes time. We pull up chairs and get face-to-face with the patient. As Dr. Ira Byock put in his book, The Best ...

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Palliative books

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2017

by: Maxine A. Papadakis, Stephen J. McPhee, Michael W. Rabow

This #1 annual internal medicine and clinical practice guide turns the latest research into improved patient outcomes – now fully updated and revised.

Written by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, .
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Symptom Management Algorithms: A Handbook for Palliative Care

by: Linda Wrede-Seaman
Pocket sized hospice and palliative care handbook recently updated and released for those providing end of life care and interfacing with the management of advanced chronic diseases. Includes detailled assessment tool, treatment guidelines, tables and scales for pain management and other distressing symptoms. A practical educational tool for nurses in hospice, oncology, long term care and inpatient palliative care. Includes guidelines for spiritual, psychosocial and dignity conserving interventions for patients and their families facing a terminal illness!
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Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care

This book isn’t about dying. It’s about life and what life has to teach us. It’s about caring and what giving care really means. 

In Awake at the Bedside, pioneers of palliative and end-of-life care as well as doctors, chaplains, caregivers and even poets offer wisdom that will challenge, uplift, comfort—and change the way we think about death. 

Equal parts instruction manual and spiritual testimony, it includes specific instructions and personal accounts to inspire, counsel, and teach.
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Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine is the definitive text in the field of palliative medicine. The fifth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, offering a global and comprehensive perspective on this rapidly developing speciality.

The multi-disciplinary nature of palliative care is emphasized throughout the book. As palliative care has become an established specialty, there is the need for the evidence-base to match other areas of clinical medicine. Ethical and communication issues are explored and the treatment of symptoms is comprehensively covered, with particular focus on the management of pain.
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Palliative Care: What Is It And Who Is It For?

This short video explains what palliative care is and what palliative care teams do to help those with serious illness.

A Day in the Life: Palliative Care Nurse

Emily Yap is a palliative care nurse for Hospis Malaysia. Part of Emily's job includes the relieving and preventing the suffering of her patients. She explains that ...

Palliative Care: YOU Are a BRIDGE

This video animation compares palliative care to the foundation of a bridge. While illness may weaken the foundation, the palliative care team provides a ...

The Human Connection of Palliative Care: Ten Steps for What To Say and Do

Dr. Diane E. Meier is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative ...

Common Read: Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care

March 16, 2015 Guest speakers: Katie Bittner and Shirley Mondesir, Staff RNs at North Shore University Hospitalâ?Ts Palliative Care Unit (part of the North ...