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CURRENT LEARNING IN PALLIATIVE CARE
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CONTENTS

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Series Name No Title Level Format
Introduction to palliative care

1

What is palliative care? 

Introductory

NEW

2

Meeting the very ill adult for the first time

Introductory

NEW

3

Making sensible decisions

Introductory

NEW

Helping the patient with pain

1

What is pain?

Introductory

NEW

2 Issues in assessing pain

Introductory

NEW

3 Diagnosing the cause of pain

Intermediate

NEW

4 Choosing an analgesic

Intermediate

NEW
5 Using morphine Intermediate NEW
6 Understanding the adverse effects of morphine Intermediate NEW
7 Alternatives to morphine Advanced NEW
8 Changing opioids Advanced NEW
9 Persisting pain Advanced NEW
10 Managing severe pain Advanced NEW
Helping patients with symptoms other than pain 1 Constipation

Introductory

OLD

2 Fatigue, lethargy, drowsiness and weakness

Intermediate

OLD
3 Breathlessness

Introductory

OLD

4 Oral problems

Introductory

OLD

5 Nausea and vomiting

Intermediate

OLD

6 Bowel obstruction

Intermediate

OLD
7 Oedema

Intermediate

OLD

8 Lymphoedema Advanced OLD
9 Confusion

Intermediate

OLD

10 Recognising emergencies

Intermediate

OLD

11 Issues around resuscitation

Intermediate

OLD

Moving the ill patient 1 General principles

Introductory

OLD

2 Equipment, adaptations and improving the environment

Intermediate

OLD

Psychological needs 1 Fostering hope

Introductory

OLD

2 Helping the person to share their problems

Introductory

OLD

3 Breaking difficult news

Intermediate

OLD

4 Helping the anxious person

Intermediate

OLD

5 Helping the angry person

Intermediate

OLD

6 Answering difficult questions

Intermediate

OLD

7 Helping the withdrawn patient Advanced OLD
8 Collusion and denial Advanced OLD
Helping the patient with reduced hydration and nutrition 1 Maintaining the environment for eating and drinking

Introductory

OLD

2 Balancing the diet

Intermediate

OLD

3 Enriching and fortifying the diet

Intermediate

OLD

4 Decisions in hydration and nutrition

Intermediate

OLD

5 Thinking about swallowing problems

Intermediate

OLD

6 Using non-oral routes Advanced OLD
7 Managing a gastrostomy Advanced OLD
8 The cachexia syndrome Advanced OLD

Procedures in palliative care

1 Setting up a syringe driver

Intermediate

OLD

2 Problems with a subcutaneous infusion

Intermediate

OLD

3 Spinal analgesia: problems with two drugs Advanced OLD
4 Spinal analgesia: problems with the line Advanced OLD
Helping people with communication difficulties 1 Conditions causing communication difficulties

Introductory

OLD

2 Identifying distress

Introductory

OLD

3 Down syndrome

Intermediate

OLD

4 Epilepsy

Intermediate

OLD

5 Dementia

Intermediate

OLD

The last hours and days 1 Adjustments

Intermediate

OLD

2 Managing distress

Intermediate

OLD

3 The death

Introductory

OLD

4 A friend dies ..

Introductory

OLD

Bereavement 1 The loss begins ...

Introductory

OLD

2 The effect of death on staff

Introductory

OLD

3 Assessing risk

Intermediate

OLD

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