There are many resources within CareSearch that can support nurses in their work. Some of these are listed below.
There are many books to read with relevance to nursing and palliative care. The International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHPC) has book reviews in each of their (free) newsletters which you can sign up to receive. Some books that may be of interest are listed here:
Read Palliative Care Nursing: Principles and Evidence for Practice (3rd edition 2018)
Palliative Care Nursing: Principles and Evidence for Practice
Read the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing (5th edition 2019)
Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing
Over the last decade there have been an increasing number of papers relevant to palliative care being published in more diverse journals.
Getting access to journals is not always easy. Some organisations or workplaces have subscriptions, with access via hard copy or via electronic access. Nurses who are studying at university will have access via the library there. University and Hospital librarians are a great resource and can help with searching for articles.
These journals have particular relevance for palliative care nursing:
CareSearch has a list of Specialist Palliative Care Journals
Websites are a great source for information and resources. However, before accessing information on a website it is important to check the quality and authority with which the information is provided.
The US Center to Advance Palliative Care has developed a website called ‘Get Palliative Care’. Here you can access podcasts from a series called 'A Quality Life', The podcasts relate to palliative care in America but much of what is said is relevant to Australia.
This podcast Living in the dark on plans for dying from the Radio National Law Report website is about Advance Directives. (May, 2013)
The two Hawke Centre lectures below, co-presented by the Palliative Care Council SA, explore the theme of improving the way end-of-life care is provided in hospitals:
Last updated 20 August 2021