Shaun Kinghorn (Lecturer, Cancer & Palliative Care, Marie Curie Centre)
This palliative care textbook is written by nurses for those undertaking palliative care diplomas and degrees, and may be of interest to other disciplines who have an active role in delivering palliative care in a variety of settings. The book reflects the rapid development of palliative nursing as an emerging specialty. It offers a definition of palliative nursing and how it interfaces with other disciplines within the specialty. Key themes covered include pain control, symptom control, loss and grief, and handling loss.