© 1995

Caring for the Dying Patient and the Family

  • Joy Robbins
  • Janet Moscrop

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Janet Moscrop
    Pages 1-7
  3. Jennifer Clark, Mary McDermott
    Pages 20-26
  4. Jennifer Clark, Sister Philomena
    Pages 27-57
  5. Giovambattista Zeppetella, Karen Slatcher
    Pages 58-83
  6. Jennifer Clark, Sister Jacinta
    Pages 84-103
  7. Louis Heyse-Moore
    Pages 104-114
  8. Karen Baldry
    Pages 125-131
  9. Joan Ramsay, Sally Unsworth
    Pages 132-155
  10. Christopher Quinn, Sharon Quinn
    Pages 156-171
  11. Sister Helena McGilly, Janet Moscrop
    Pages 172-177
  12. Tom O’Connor, Dennis Donald, David Morrell
    Pages 178-187
  13. Joy Robbins
    Pages 188-199
  14. Janet Nevitt, Jane Eisenhaur
    Pages 200-207
  15. Lucinda Langford
    Pages 208-222
  16. Jennifer Ellwood
    Pages 223-242
  17. Helena McGilly, Florence Haines
    Pages 243-250
  18. Alison Cotterill, Jacqueline Ougham, Georgina Nunn
    Pages 251-262

About this book


This third edition of a popular textbook has been completely revised by the joint editors, Janet Moscrop and Joy Robbins. As in previous editions, the focus is on the person dying at home, in residential care or in hospital and the emphasis is on teamwork in caring for the individual and their relatives and friends. Experts in all aspects of care have contributed to this complete revision of the previous text and each chapter is written by a different member of the multiprofessional team. The chapter on the terminal care of people suffering from AIDS has been enlarged and consideration is also given to care of those in the term­ inal stages of other non-malignant diseases. Other new material includes chapters on complementary therapy, the use of the day centre, the value of volunteers, diversional therapy and respite care. The chapter on bereavement covers many aspects of grief and loss and there is a sensitive approach to the need for supporting staff in this spe­ cialized work. Consideration is also given to the needs of dying and griev­ ing people from differing ethnic backgrounds with varying cultural expectations in a pluralistic society. The third edition offers a broad overview of the support given to the dying person and the carers by medical and nursing staff, physiothera­ pists, pharmacists, social workers, the chaplaincy and members of the pastoral care team. Students of all these disciplines should find this book both readable and informative.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Joy Robbins
    • 1
  • Janet Moscrop
    • 1
  1. 1.St Joseph’s HospiceLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Caring for the Dying Patient and the Family
  • Authors Janet Moscrop
    Joy Robbins
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-56593-328-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4899-3376-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 287
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Family
    Social Work
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