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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 hospice environment before full time admittance.
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 pallaitive 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.

About the Author:
Kathryn Myers trained in Medicine at St. Anne's College Oxford and the Royal London Hospital Medical School, graduating in 1986. Worked in general medicine and haematology before training in palliative medicine in the North Thames region. One of the founders of the Thames regions palliative day care
study. Previously worked as a consultant at the Mildmay Hospital, UK, providing palliative care for people with HIV and AIDS. She now works part-time. Julie Hearn joined King's College Medical School/St Christopher's Hospice to helpf set up the Department of Palliative Care and Policy. She
continues to work on projects evaluating the effectiveness of palliative care services and on the epidemiology of cancer pain control. Julie completed a part-time Masters degree in Public Health at St GeorgeÕs Hospital in 1997. She joined the UK Co-ordinating Committee on Cancer Research as Deputy
Executive Secretary in 1998, and was appointed Acting Executive Secretary in August 2000.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780192631831
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publisher Imprint: Oup Oxford
  • Height: 213 mm
  • No of Pages: 168
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 222 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0192631837
  • Publisher Date: 01 Feb 2002
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 10 mm
  • Width: 137 mm

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