Crossing Over: Narratives of Palliative Care

Publication Year: 2000

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Barnard, David; Towers, Anna M.; Boston, Patricia; Lambrinidou, Yanna

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0-19-512343-2

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 100

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This volume present a series of case narratives, following individual patients and families throughout the course of illness and death in the context of hospice and palliative care.

Using a variety of qualitative research methods, including participant-observation, interviews, and journal-keeping, the experiences, perceptions, and feelings of the patient, the family, and a range of caregivers are recorded, providing the reader with rich, multi-textured narratives. Going beyond conventional case reports in Medicine, typically concentrating on symptoms and treatment, these narratives depict how individuals find personal meaning in illness, and how this influences the experience and outcome of care.

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Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Barnard, David; Towers, Anna M.; Boston, Patricia; Lambrinidou, Yanna
ISBN: 978-0-19-512343-2
Specialty:
Geriatrics & Gerontology
Gerontology
Palliative Medicine
Terminal Care Nursing
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 464
Illustrations: 1
Year: 2000
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 100

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