Texts, workbooks and media resources for nurses and health care workers
Hospice and Palliative Care
National, provincial, and state hospice and palliative care resources
A palliative approach can be integrated into care by all care providers in acute, emergency, long-term, and home care settings. A palliative approach does not need to be provided by specialists. The inclusion of a palliative approach across all settings means that all the dying, not just a minority of them, can benefit from the principles of hospice palliative care.
What others in the industry are saying about resources for nurses and Personal Support Workers
For the new practitioner, this book provides your foundation. For the experienced practitioner, the reminder of why we do what we do. Keep this book at hand when you need to do the deep work of care-giving. It will sustain and guide your practice and bring your palliative care nursing to a place of fulfillment. Thank you Kath!”Phillip Larkin, Professor of Clinical Nursing ( Palliative Care), University College Dublin and Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services, Dublin, Ireland. President, European Association for Palliative Care.
“This Essentials text is a valuable resource for all team members committed to quality patient care. The content is practical and addresses the real clinical issues in daily practice. It is an invaluable resource for those new in practice as well as those who are experienced clinicians."BETTY FERRELL, Ph.D, RN, F.A.A.N., Director & Professor Nursing Research & Education City of Hope Medical Center
“This is a wonderful textbook for nursing students and for nurses entering practice. It is practical and uses helpful case studies, artwork, tables, scales and other supplemental resources that emphasize important concepts."PAM MALLOY, RN, MN, FPCN, FAAN, Director and Co-Investigator of the ELNEC Project American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
“This will soon become the “go to guide” for those seeking direction in how to embed palliative approaches into their practice”KELLI STADJUHAR, Professor, School of Nursing and Centre on Aging; Associate Director, Research and Scholarship
"Each section [of the nurses text] was short enough to digest in only a couple of minutes. The bullets made it easy to get the main points quickly....the right balance between technical information and the practical.... obviously, the advice of someone who had been there and done that and was willing to be honest about the difficulties and the unknowns."Dr. Antionette Oberg, Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Victoria
"Katherine Murray's Integrating a Palliative Approach; Essentials for Personal Support Workers will be an essential and invaluable tool for personal service workers and their supervisors. It is full of useful--needed information covering every aspect of the dying process. It has a wonderful sensitivity to all involved in the dying process--patients, family members, children -- and, of course, PSWs. And it is all presented in a clear and readable style."Kenneth J.Doka, PhD, Professor, The College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America
"I have never seen anything like this [PSW] book before. I really found the book unique in that it is written from the viewpoint of an experienced palliative care nurse educator who understands the real challenges of providing quality end of life care, specifically by various non-medical, or non-licensed caregivers."READ MORE Rose Deangelis, West Island Palliative Care, Nurse Manager