Anna Romer, Karen Heller, David Weissman, and Mildred Solomon, eds. Larchmont, NY: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc; 2002. $69.00, 224 pages. ISBN: 0913113875.

Innovations in End-of-Life Care addresses the need to translate the science of caring for patients at the end of life into practical strategies for care delivery. This volume touches on 6 distinct aspects of care and is most appropriate to palliative care and hospice practitioners and advance practice professionals. Areas specifically addressed in the text include support of family care-givers, grief, bereavement, pain management, palliative care, and quality of life.

Each chapter has a unique and fresh perspective and the reader is struck by the creative approach used to meet the needs of those in need of end-of-life/palliative care. As each area is addressed it is introduced by an editorial followed by a featured innovation and interview with individuals responsible for creating the change. The interviews share the...

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