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End-of-Life Care: A Nurse's Guide to Compassionate Care

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Overview

This sensitively written book offers a wealth of insight and practical advice for nurses in every specialty and setting providing end-of-life care. Nurses will learn how to address patients' spiritual concerns, ensure that physical needs are met, help patients maintain their dignity, and provide emotional support to grieving families. Nurses will also learn how to cope with their own feelings about dying and end-of-life care.

Coverage includes stages of dying, nursing interventions for palliative care, pain control, alternative therapies, physical and psychological signs of grieving, and more. Vignette insights from the well-known end-of-life specialist Joy Ufema offer advice on giving compassionate care.

This sensitively written book offers a wealth of insight and practical advice for nurses in every specialty and setting providing end-of-life care. Nurses will learn how to address patients' spiritual concerns, ensure that physical needs are met, help patients maintain their dignity, and provide emotional support to grieving families. Nurses will also learn how to cope with their own feelings about dying and end-of-life care. Coverage includes stages of dying, nursing interventions for palliative care, pain control, alternative therapies, physical and psychological signs of grieving, and more. Vignette insights from the well-known end-of-life specialist Joy Ufema offer advice on giving compassionate care.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582556604
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,412,802

Table of Contents

1 Concepts of palliative care 2
2 Essential communication skills 14
3 Ethical considerations 23
4 Legal considerations 34
5 Evidence-based care 48
6 Palliative drug therapy 60
7 Psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural care 78
8 Patients with cancer 98
9 Patients with heart failure 129
10 Patients with neurologic disease 141
11 Patients with pulmonary disease 156
12 Patients with renal disease 170
13 Care of a dying child 183
14 Family and caregiver care 196
15 Support systems 211
16 When death nears 222
17 Bereavement care 233
18 Issues in acute care setting 253
19 Documenting care 268
20 Living with dying 280
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