End-of-Life-Care: A Practical Guide / Edition 2

End-of-Life-Care: A Practical Guide / Edition 2

by Barry Kinzbrunner, Policzer Joel, Joel Policzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071545271

ISBN-13: 9780071545273

Pub. Date: 01/14/2011

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

The most thorough text available on providing patients and families with quality end-of-life care

"The study/learning questions at the end of each chapter make this book an excellent resource for both faculty who wish to test knowledge, and individual learners who wish to assess their own learning....The book is well written and easy to read. 3 Stars."—

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The most thorough text available on providing patients and families with quality end-of-life care

"The study/learning questions at the end of each chapter make this book an excellent resource for both faculty who wish to test knowledge, and individual learners who wish to assess their own learning....The book is well written and easy to read. 3 Stars."—Doody's Review Service

End of Life Care: A Practical Guide offers solution-oriented coverage of the real-world issues and challenges that arise daily for clinicians caring for those with life-limiting illnesses and conditions.

End of Life Care: A Practical Guide includes specific clinical guidance for pain management and other common end of life symptoms. The second edition has been made even more essential with the addition of chapter-ending Q&A for self assessment and board review, new coverage of multicultural medicine, an increased number of algorithms to assist decision making on complicated clinical, legal, and ethical issues.

Six sections walk you through the complexities of caring for patients who are nearing the end of life:

  • Preparing Patients for End of Life
  • Management of Symptoms
  • Diagnostic and Invasive Interventions
  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Special Populations
  • Diversity

No other text better assists physicians and other clinicians in providing patients near the end of life with support, guidance, and hope in the face of “hopelessness” than End of Life Care: A Practical Guide.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071545273
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
01/14/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
410,327
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface

Introduction

SECTION ONE: PREPARING PATIENTS FOR END-OF-LIFE CARE

1. Predicting Prognosis: How to Decide When End-of-Life Care is Needed, James B. Wright and Barry M. Kinzbrunner

2. How to Assist Patients and Families in Accessing End-of-Life Care, James B. Wright and Barry M. Kinzbrunner

3. Communicating with Patients and Families, Barry M. Kinzbrunner, Vincent D. Nguyen, Neal J. Weinreb, and Joel S. Policzer

4. How to Work with the Interdisciplinary Team, Barry M. Kinzbrunner and Joel S. Policzer

5. Measuring Outcomes and Quality of Life, Melanie P. Merriman

SECTION TWO: MANAGEMENT OF SYMPTOMS

6. Management of Pain at the End of Life, Tara C. Friedman, Barry M. Kinzbrunner, Neal J. Weinreb, and Michael Clark

7. Dyspnea and Other Respiratory Symptoms, Freddie J. Negron and Elizabeth A. McKinnis

8. Gastrointestinal Symptoms Near the End of Life, Barry M. Kinzbrunner and Elizabeth A. McKinnis

9. Neurological Symptoms at the End of Life, Barry M. Kinzbrunner, Tina Maluso-Bolton, and Bruce Schlecter

10. Delirium, Depression, and Anxiety, Barry M. Kinzbrunner, James B. Wright, Bruce Schlecter, and Tina Maluso-Bolton

11. Wound Care and Other Dermatologic Problems at the End of Life, Andrea M. Adkins, Joel S. Policzer, and Domingo Gomez

12. The Last Days: The Actively Dying Patient, Barry M. Kinzbrunner, Vincent D. Nguyen, and Jeanne Micklich Ash

13. Other Common Symptoms Near the End of Life, Barry M. Kinzbrunner and James B. Wright

14. Psychosocial and Spiritual Concerns at the End of Life, Sarah E. McKinnon and Bob Miller

15. The Physician's Role in Spiritual Care, Barry M. Kinzbrunner

16. Psychosocial and Spiritual Assessments, Rabbi Bryan Kinzbrunner

17. Grief and Bereavement, Robin Fiorelli

SECTION THREE: DIAGNOSTIC AND INVASIVE INTERVENTIONS

18. Diagnostic Tests and Invasive Procedures in End-of-Life Care, Barry M. Kinzbrunner adn Neal J. Weinreb

19. Palliative Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy, James M. Sinclair, Gaurav Mathur, and Neal J. Weinreb

20. Invasive Cardiac Interventions, Barry M. Kinzbrunner

21. Invasive Respiratory Care, Freddie J. Negron and Joel S. Policzer

SECTION FOUR: ETHICAL DILEMMAS

22. Advance Directives and CPR at the End of Life, Barry M. Kinzbrunner and Domingo Gomez

23. Physician-Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, and Palliative Sedation, Joel S. Policzer, Richard Fife, Richard A. Shapiro, and Neal J. Weinreb

24. Artificial Nutrition and Hydration, Lyra Sihra and Barry M. Kinzbrunner

SECTION FIVE: SPECIAL POPULATIONS

25. End-of-Life Care in Patients with AIDS, Alen Voskanian and Michael Wohlfeiler

26. Care of the Pediatric Patient at the End of Life, Lynn Ann Meister and Judith Ann Haythorne Macurda

27. Grief and Bereavement in Children, Robin Fiorelli

28. End-of-Life Care and Critical Care: The Emergency Department and the Intensive Care Unit, Joel S. Policzer and Forrest O. Beaty

29. Hospice in Long-Term Care, Jeffrey M. Kagan and Barry M. Kinzbrunner

30. The Geriatric Patient: Pain Management, Jeffrey M. Behrens

SECTION SIX: DIVERSITY

31. Cultural Diversity and End-of-Life Care, Barry M. Kinzbrunner, Michele Grant Ervin, Freddie J. Negron, Teresita Mesa, and Yolanda Castillo

32. Religious Diversity and End-of-Life Care, Barry M. Kinzbrunner, Syd Saxena, and Sara Roby

Answers to Self-Assessment Questions

Index

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