Our Staff Contribute to New Book “Hospice Palliative Home Care and Bereavement Support.”

A new publication features contributions from five of our School of Health and Life Sciences staff members; Dr Elaine Stevens, Dr Stuart Milligan, Dr Margaret Brown, Prof Debbie Tolson and Dr Rhoda Macrae.  The chapters include:

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One of the books editors, Shelley Peacock, is an Associate Professor with the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, where Rhoda has been a visiting scholar over the last 2 years.  The opportunity to contribute to this book arose from the ongoing collaborative work between both researchers, with Rhoda currently co-investigator on two Canadian research grants and Shelley set to deliver the keynote speech at The Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice’s (@AlzScotCPP) celebration lecture on 24th October 2019.

Springer, who are the publisher have said:

“This book provides a unique resource for registered nurses working in hospice palliative care at home and for the community, outside of acute care settings and also incorporates literature related to palliative care in acute health care settings, as part of the overall services and supports required.  Very few resources exist which specifically address hospice palliative care in the home setting, despite the fact that most palliative care occurs outside acute care settings and is primarily supported by unpaid family caregivers. An overview of the concerns for individuals and families, as well as specific nursing interventions, from all ages would be an excellent support for nursing students and practicing registered nurses alike.”.

More information on this publication can be found at the following link and staff and students can easily access the electronic version of the book through our library system.

Well done to everyone involved.

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