Hospice Palliative Home Care and Bereavement Support

Nursing Interventions and Supportive Care

  • Lorraine Holtslander
  • Shelley Peacock
  • Jill Bally

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Elaine Stevens, Stuart Milligan
    Pages 45-62
  3. Cindy Tofthagen, Ann Guastella, Jessica Latchman
    Pages 105-119
  4. Lorraine Holtslander
    Pages 137-142
  5. Jill M. G. Bally, Meridith Burles
    Pages 143-152
  6. Shelley Peacock, Melanie Bayly
    Pages 153-160
  7. Wendy Duggleby
    Pages 161-167
  8. Rhoda MacRae, Margaret Brown, Debbie Tolson
    Pages 181-199
  9. Genevieve Thompson, Shelley Peacock
    Pages 223-236
  10. Jill M. G. Bally, Nicole R. Smith, Meridith Burles
    Pages 253-269
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 271-272

About this book


This book provides an unique resource for registered nurses working in hospice palliative care at home and for the community, outside of acute care settings and also incorporates literature related to palliative care in acute health care settings, as part of the overall services and supports required. Very few resources exist which specifically address hospice palliative care in the home setting, despite the fact that most palliative care occurs outside acute care settings and is primarily supported by unpaid family caregivers. An overview of the concerns for individuals and families, as well as specific nursing interventions, from all ages would be an excellent support for nursing students and practicing registered nurses alike.

The book structure begins with a description of the goals and objectives of hospice palliative care and the nursing role in providing excellent supportive care. Chapters include research findings and specifically research completed by the authors in the areas of pediatric palliative care, palliative care for those with dementia, and the needs of family caregivers in bereavement. Interventions developed by the editors are provided in this book, such as the “Finding Balance Intervention” for bereaved caregivers; the “Reclaiming Yourself” tool for bereaved spouses of partners with dementia; and The Keeping Hope Possible Toolkit for families of children with life threatening and life limiting illnesses.  The development and application of these theory-based interventions are also highlighted. Videos and vignettes written by family caregivers about what was helpful for them, provide a patient-and family-centered approach.

The book will benefit nursing students, educators and practicing registered nurses by providing information, theory, and evidence from research.


Family caregivers Pediatric families Long term care Evidence-based practice Grief and bereavement Dementia End of life Home care Life-threatening and life-limiting conditions

Editors and affiliations

  • Lorraine Holtslander
    • 1
  • Shelley Peacock
    • 2
  • Jill Bally
    • 3
  1. 1.College of NursingUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.College of NursingUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  3. 3.College of NursingUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-19534-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-19535-9
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