Dying Matters Awareness Week is a campaign by the Dying Matters Coalition. This year’s theme is: ‘Be ready for it’, and is aimed at encouraging members of the public to take five steps to ‘make their end of life experience better, both for them and for their loved ones.
The five steps are: 1. Make a will • 2. Record your funeral wishes • 3. Plan your future care and support • 4. Register as an organ donor • 5. Tell your loved ones your wishes.’
(Dying Matters Coalition, 2013).
Here at the Health Library we have numerous resources on the related subjects of palliative care and end-of-life care. In the lists below are examples of the items available, including our most popular items, materials recently added to our collection and available periodicals. To locate these items simply go to our online catalogue or ask at the counter.
- Care of the dying: a pathway to excellence, by John Ellershaw, Susie Wilkinson, 2003, Oxford University Press: Oxford.
- Handbook of palliative care, edited by Christina Faull, Yvonne H. Carter, Lilian Daniels, 2nd edition, 2005, Blackwell Publishing/ Malden, Mass.
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- End-of-life nursing care : a guide for best practice, by Joanna De Souza and Annie Pettifer, 2013, SAGE: London.
- Participatory research in palliative care : actions and reflections, edited by J. Hockley, K. Froggatt, K. Heimerl, 2013, Oxford University Press: Oxford.
- Principles and practice of palliative care and supportive oncology, edited by A. Berger, J. Shuster, J. Von Roenn, 4th edition, 2013, Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, : Philadelphia.
- BMC Palliative Care, Bio Med Central: UK. (Available as a Keele and NHS online journal only)
- International Journal of palliative nursing, Mark Allen Publishing: London (2002 onwards available as a Keele and NHS online journal only)
- Journal of Palliative Medicine, Mary Ann Liebert: USA . (Available as a Keele and NHS online journal only)
B OOKS AND E–BOOKS
- Advance care planning in end of life care, edited by Keri Thomas, Ben Lobo, 2011, Oxford University Press: Oxford.
- Family carers in palliative care: a guide for health and social care professionals, edited by Peter Hudson, Sheila Payne, 2009, Oxford University Press: Oxford.
- Palliative care in the acute hospital setting: a practical guide / Sara Booth, Polly Edmonds, Margaret Kendall, 2010, Oxford University Press: Oxford.
- Their rights : advanced directives and living wills explored, by Kevin Kendrick and Simon Robinson, 2002, Age Concern England: London.
- Too ill to talk?: user involvement and palliative care, by Neil Small and Penny Rhodes, 2000, Routledge: London.
For more information about Dying Matters Week go to http://www.dyingmatters.org