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Palliative Day Care in Practice Kathryn Myers

Palliative Day Care in Practice

Kathryn Myers

Published December 13th 2001
ISBN : 9780192631831
Paperback
168 pages
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Day care centres are growing important in palliative care, providing a variety of services from out-patient clinics to art therapy classes. They are proving to be a cost-effective way of providing care, and of accustomising patients to the hospiceMoreDay care centres are growing important in palliative care, providing a variety of services from out-patient clinics to art therapy classes. They are proving to be a cost-effective way of providing care, and of accustomising patients to the hospice environment before full time adm ittance. They can also improve quality of life by giving patients and carers time away from one another. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current philosophy, patterns and policies of pallaiti ve day care. It places emphasis on the need to evaluate performance in palliative day care and describes in detailk audit, health economics, research and their associated problems and pitfalls.