List of CD-ROM Features

 

 Audit
The process
Reference sources
 
 Bereavement
Phases of grief
History taking
Risk factors
Management
Psychosocial
Complications
When things go wrong
Special losses
Self-preservation
Useful contacts
Reference sources
Video
 
 Communication
How to communicate
Patient reactions
Minimising problems
 
 Special situations
Self-preservation
References
 
 Complementary care
Types of therapy
Context
History taking
Management
Psychosocial
Complications
References
 
 Depression
Presentation
Assessment
Management
Psychosocial
Complications
Self-preservation
 
 Ethics
Autonomy
Confidentiality
Beneficence
Justice
Consent
Advanced directive
Withholding treatment
Quality of life
References
 
 Financial help
Management
Benefits available
Troubleshooting
Contacts
 
 Hospice use
How to use
Main hospice services
Keeping informed
Making referrals
References
 
 Multicultural aspects
Buddhists
Hindus
Jews
Muslims
Sikhs
References
 
 Non cancer care
Principles of therapy
Examples
References
 
 Principles of care
 
 Stress coping
Stressors
Coping
References
 
 Symptom control
Agitation
Anorexia
Anxiety Depression
Confusion
Constipation
Corticosteroid use
Dying patient
Emergencies
Lymphoedema
Mouth problems
Nausea Vomiting
Pain relief
Palliative DXT/Chemo
Pruritis
Reference sources
Secretions
SOB Cough
Sweating
Syringe driver
 
 

Palliative Care CD-ROM - A unique training and reference resource

The principles underpinning palliative care can be applied to patients with any chronic progressive life threatening disease, not just cancer. The reality of palliative care for all will require a much greater educational component enabling other professionals to apply the principles of palliative care to their patients.


CD-ROM Features
Learn practical procedures
  • Administer mouth care
  • Apply scopolamine
  • Break bad news
  • Convert oral analgesia
  • Convert steroids
  • Deal with Breakthrough pain
  • Set up syringe driver
  • Start diamorphine
  • Start morphine
Special resources
  • Cancer Accreditation
  • Patient Held Record
  • Web Resources
Incorporates
  • Test feature with pass certificate
  • Powerful search facility

Palliative Care CD-ROM - Sample Screens


Throughout the CD-ROM, video clips are used in conjunction with the script to demonstrate consultation techniques.


Palliative Care CD-ROM - Foreward

Foreword by Professor David Haslam FRCGP - MPEG (15MB)


World Health Organisation - Definition of Palliative Care

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. Palliative care:

  • provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms;
  • affirms life and regards dying as a normal process;
  • intends neither to hasten or postpone death;
  • integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care;
  • offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death;
  • offers a support system to help the family cope during the patients illness and in their own bereavement;
  • uses a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families, including bereavement counselling, if indicated;
  • will enhance quality of life, and may also positively influence the course of illness;
  • is applicable early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and includes those investigations needed to better understand and manage distressing clinical complications.


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