This work includes a Foreword by Stephen Wright, Reverend, Professor, Faculty of Health and Social Care, St Martin's College, Lancaster, and Chairman, The Sacred Space Foundation. The second edition of this highly successful text has been greatly expanded and updated, and is now available in two companion volumes. 'Stepping into Palliative Care 1' focuses on the frameworks for delivering palliative care, and the role and relationships within them. It also comprehensively covers stress, communication and ethical issues. This practical guide with numerous examples, illustrations and thorough references, includes boxes, tables, figures, self assessment questions, points for reflection and case studies to aid comprehension. The clear layout and straightforward approach is ideal for all those working in community care, including nurses, nursing students, doctors and social workers, and those already involved to some extent in palliative care. 'The infinite possibility of caring needs professional carers who are gifted with an immense range of knowledge and skills, who have personal insights to know their own strengths, limitations and needs and of those they work with in the caring milieu. This book informs, involves and invites all those who work in palliative care to be expert, compassionate, insightful human beings ready, able and willing to be with those in need.' Stephen Wright, in the Foreword.