A Safer Death

Multidisciplinary Aspects of Terminal Care

  • Anne Gilmore
  • Stan Gilmore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Problems of Death and Dying

  3. Varieties of Caring Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Richard Schilling, Peter Millard
      Pages 93-97
    3. Richard Feinmann, Audrey Pointon
      Pages 99-101
    4. David Frampton
      Pages 103-108
    5. Patricia Floriet
      Pages 109-112

About this book

Introduction

During the past two decades professional interest in Terminal Care has increased dramatically. It is always difficult to trace the origins of a change of emphasis in medical and nursing care but it is likely that three influences have contributed to bring this about. Firstly, the rise of the modern hospice movement with its recognition that dying and mourning are normal life events and that the lay person has a role in these events no less important than the health professional; secondly, the development of sophisticated and successful techniques of palliative care and pain control; and lastly, the increasing expectations of the populace in advanced countries for a comprehensive and sensitive service for patients, family and care givers at the terminal phase of illness. It is significant that these developments in the care and management of the terminally ill are not confined either to one country or the sole prerogative of a single discipline. This is reflected in the papers collected in this volume which were originally presented at the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Aspects of Terminal Care organised by The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow, Scotland, U.K. The cross-fertilisation of ideas, experiences, and assessments provided by the contributors in a multicultural and multidisciplinary context pre­ sented in this volume will be found stimulating and inspirational for both the professional and the lay person in the care of the dying.

Keywords

assessment care cognition development health health care hospital management nursing pain palliative care patients

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne Gilmore
    • 1
  • Stan Gilmore
    • 2
  1. 1.Prince and Princess of Wales HospiceGlasgowScotland
  2. 2.Stirling UniversityStirlingScotland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-8359-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-8361-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-8359-2
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