September 18, 2014

New resources on end of life and palliative care

These resources are available for loan to members of AANSW - if you would like to reserve them please email the Library on

Live well, die well : information for carers, families and friends of people with end stage dementia
The aim of this handbook is to enhance the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers, through their lives living with dementia, to the end of life stage using a Palliative Care Approach.  The ultimate goal of palliative care is to relieve any emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual, cultural and social suffering promoting quality of life until death.
The library holds multiple copies of this resource for support group use.

Palliative and end of life care in nursing
by Jane Nicol; Brian Nyatanga
With the number of people requiring palliative and end-of-life care set to increase by 2020, to know how to provide high-quality care to this group of people. This book is designed to equip nursing students and non-specialists with the essential knowledge in relation to the care and management of people nearing the end of life.

Rest easy journal : A down to earth approach to dying
by Shanna Provost
The Rest Easy Journal is considered a bible for palliative-care workers and individuals who don't want to leave an organisational mess for others to clean up after they die.

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