The Common Sense Guide to Improving Palliative Care

Document Type



Oxford University Press


Faculty of Computing, Health and Science


School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine / WA Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care


Chaudhry, E., Simon, L. N., Wilkinson, A. M., & Schuster, J. L. (2007). The common sense guide to improving palliative care. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Available here


Written by the leading quality improvement experts and clinicians, The Common Sense Guide to Improving Palliative Care provides a quick and easy "how-to" introduction to quality improvement in palliative care. Each chapter features a case study that illustrates how successful quality improvement teams work and includes dozens of ideas for change that most groups can put into practice - now! In today's healthcare settings, too many patients and families suffer needlessly for dozens of reasons. Healthcare teams can and must take charge of reform. With equal measures of proven, practical advice and encouragement, The Common Sense Guide enables them to do just that in a wide array of settings.