Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses / Edition 1

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses / Edition 1

by Philip Jevon
     
 

ISBN-10: 140518339X

ISBN-13: 9781405183390

Pub. Date: 12/14/2009

Publisher: Wiley

This is a practical, accessible guide for nurses on the management and care of the dying and deceased patient.  It outlines the practicalities and legal issues associated with death, the principles of caring for a patient who is dying, and the principles of dealing with death, both expected and unexpected.

Care of the Dying & Deceased Patient

Overview

This is a practical, accessible guide for nurses on the management and care of the dying and deceased patient.  It outlines the practicalities and legal issues associated with death, the principles of caring for a patient who is dying, and the principles of dealing with death, both expected and unexpected.

Care of the Dying & Deceased Patient explores all the practical issues surrounding death, including symptom control, resuscitation, organ donation,  how to break bad news, the last offices, cultural issues, post mortems and documentation issues.  It also explores both the legal and ethical issues involved- including withholding/withdrawing treatment, assisted euthanasia, patient’s property, wills etc. 

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • A practical guide to the management of the dying and deceased patient
  • Of use to all nurses and nursing students
  • Accessible and user-friendly
  • Written by an expert in the field

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405183390
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/14/2009
Series:
Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses Series , #12
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Contributors.

Chapter 1 Care of the dying patient: a guide for nurses (Dan Higgins).

Chapter 2 Symptom control at the end of life (Louisa Hunwick, Shareen Juwle and Glen Mitchell).

Chapter 3 Do not attempt resuscitation decisions (Elaine Walton and Philip Jevon).

Chapter 4 Ethical issues (Fiona Foxall).

Chapter 5 Complementary therapies in palliative care (Rachel McGuinness).

Chapter 6 Relatives witnessing resuscitation (Melanie Humphreys).

Chapter 7 Organ donation (Rachel Hodge and Liz Armstrong).

Chapter 8 Breaking bad news (Dan Higgins).

Chapter 9 Last offices (Dan Higgins).

Chapter 10 Legal issues of death (Richard Griffith).

Chapter 11 Post mortems and inquests (Cassam Tengnah).

Chapter 12 Record keeping (Philip Jevon).

Index.

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