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Paperback, eBook
978-1-913426-19-4
1
200
102 color drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Not yet published
21 November 2022
Handspring Publishing

£32.00 GBP / $40.00 USD

Massage Therapy, Mind-body Therapies, Osteopathy, Physical Therapy

Palliative Touch: Massage for People at the End of Life

With the support of palliative care and hospice a growing number of people are choosing the kinds of experiences they want at the end of life. Massage can offer moments of comfort, wellbeing, and beauty at a challenging time for patients and their loved ones, yet most of us are not prepared with the right skills or knowledge to offer this help.

Palliative Touch: Massage for People at the End of Life is written for healthcare providers and complementary therapists who wish to provide safe, comforting touch for people with life-limiting illness, as well as anyone who might wish to support a dying client or loved one to live life to the fullest, right up until the end. Based on more than two decades of field and inpatient hospice experience, this book addresses topics from common end-of-life symptoms and the stages of dying to cultural issues and how these can impact end-of-life care.

Readers are guided to engage with the material at whatever level might be appropriate for their needs, with practical tips in every chapter. Beautiful color photographs, actual case studies, and stories from therapists, caregivers, and patients bring this information to life.

Chapter 1. Defining this work
Chapter 2. Preparing and sustaining yourself
Chapter 3. Skills, safety, and supplies
Chapter 4. The Session
Chapter 5. Stages of Dying
Chapter 6. Common symptoms at the end of life
Chapter 7. Common conditions
Chapter 8. Medications in end-of-life care
Chapter 9. Medical equipment, devices, and procedures
Chapter 10. Therapies to complement massage
Chapter 11. Providing inclusive care
Epilogue. Parting lessons
Appendix. Additional tools and resources

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Cynthia SPENCE

Cindy Spence began her healthcare career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Guatemala, returning to the US to complete a master’s degree in public health at the University of North Carolina.  Cindy has been a massage therapist specializing in palliative care since 1999.

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Palliative Touch: Massage for People at the End of Life

£32.00 GBP / $40.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

Buy now

With the support of palliative care and hospice a growing number of people are choosing the kinds of experiences they want at the end of life. Massage can offer moments of comfort, wellbeing, and beauty at a challenging time for patients and their loved ones, yet most of us are not prepared with the right skills or knowledge to offer this help.

Palliative Touch: Massage for People at the End of Life is written for healthcare providers and complementary therapists who wish to provide safe, comforting touch for people with life-limiting illness, as well as anyone who might wish to support a dying client or loved one to live life to the fullest, right up until the end. Based on more than two decades of field and inpatient hospice experience, this book addresses topics from common end-of-life symptoms and the stages of dying to cultural issues and how these can impact end-of-life care.

Readers are guided to engage with the material at whatever level might be appropriate for their needs, with practical tips in every chapter. Beautiful color photographs, actual case studies, and stories from therapists, caregivers, and patients bring this information to life.

Chapter 1. Defining this work
Chapter 2. Preparing and sustaining yourself
Chapter 3. Skills, safety, and supplies
Chapter 4. The Session
Chapter 5. Stages of Dying
Chapter 6. Common symptoms at the end of life
Chapter 7. Common conditions
Chapter 8. Medications in end-of-life care
Chapter 9. Medical equipment, devices, and procedures
Chapter 10. Therapies to complement massage
Chapter 11. Providing inclusive care
Epilogue. Parting lessons
Appendix. Additional tools and resources

Paperback, eBook
978-1-913426-19-4
1
200
102 color drawings and photographs
246 x 189
Not yet published
21 November 2022
Handspring Publishing

£32.00 GBP / $40.00 USD

Massage Therapy, Mind-body Therapies, Osteopathy, Physical Therapy

Cynthia SPENCE

Cindy Spence began her healthcare career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Guatemala, returning to the US to complete a master’s degree in public health at the University of North Carolina.  Cindy has been a massage therapist specializing in palliative care since 1999.

Read More ›

You may also be interested in:

Bulk discounts
for course
instructors
Ordering for
your class?
Get in touch >