Potential and Possibility: Rehabilitation at end of life (BOK)

Potential and Possibility: Rehabilitation at end of life (BOK)

Jenny Taylor

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Alleviation, rehabilitation and participation are the cornerstones not only of palliative care but also physiotherapy. Hence it is hardly surprising that physiotherapists are indisputable sources of strength to patients with life-limiting illnesses. This book is the first of its kind to paint a comprehensive picture of the concepts and vision of palliative physiotherapy from both an authoritative and empathetic perspective. From paediatrics to geriatrics, from the early stages of a disease to the terminal phase, international experts provide a structured guide to the wide-ranging possibilities that physiotherapy has to offer as part of end of life care. Comprehensive advice as well as practical tips can be found in case studies and personal accounts. Insight is provided to clinical and non-clinical aspects as well as appropriate contextual information, for example * common symptoms such as pain, breathlessness, oedema, fatigue, weakness, anxiety or dementia* medication, symptoms of cord compression and palliative care emergencies* special features of paediatric palliative care* communication with patients and their families* ethics, intercultural proficiency and spirituality* opportunities for therapist self-care This is a book for all those (not only in hospices and palliative care units) faced with caring for critically ill and terminally ill patients - essential reading for a professional, considered approach.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Jenny Taylor
Forlag
ELSEVIER SCIENCE
ISBN 9780702050275
Antall sider 208 Dimensjoner 19,6cm x 27cm x 1,1cm
Vekt 648 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Jenny Taylor, Peter Nieland, Rainer Simader Illustratør Susanne Adler