Home Based Palliative Care:

A Manual for Nurses

Published by Institute of Palliative Medicine (WHO Collaboration Centre for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long Term Care) Kozhikode, Kerala, India.

Dr. Lulu Mathews, Program Director, Academics, Institute of Palliative Medicine (IPM), Kozhikode introduces this book for our readers.

Since most people prefer to spend their last days at home, professional palliative care should be accessible and available to patients at their homes. In this respect, this book will certainly serve as a reference guide for not only nurses but doctors as well. Included here are guidelines pertaining to planning of Home care service,  assessment of patients and also how to do various procedures in Home care settings. This manual has been prepared under the leadership and guidance of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long-Term Care.

This book has mainly been authored by Mr. Terrymize Immanuel, Nurse Faculty and Research Associate of Institute of Palliative Medicine under the guidance of Dr. Suresh Kumar, Director, WHOCC, and  with the inputs of doctors and nurses working at IPM. The team IPM includes, Dr Lulu Mathews, Chandralekha K P, Dr. Anwar Hussain, Shyni M, Lissy Rajan, Meena Kumari, Sreeja P C, Sinimol K V, Reshma M, Ramya P, Ajitha A M and Leena A V (pharmacist).

For hard copies of the book, please email to palliativecare@gmail.com (Rs. 500/- per copy; courier charges extra).

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