End of Life: Nursing Solutions for Death with Dignity

End of Life: Nursing Solutions for Death with Dignity

by Lynn Keegan, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Carole Ann Drick, PhD, RN, TNS, TNSCP
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826107591

ISBN-13: 9780826107596

Pub. Date: 10/18/2010

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in both Gerontologic Nursing and Hospice and Palliative Care!

The book is easy to read and is essential to all who work and care for those at the end of life.

--David Shields, RN, MSN, QTTT
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Capital University

The book is thought provoking and, if you are like

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2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in both Gerontologic Nursing and Hospice and Palliative Care!

The book is easy to read and is essential to all who work and care for those at the end of life.

--David Shields, RN, MSN, QTTT
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Capital University

The book is thought provoking and, if you are like me, you will be assessing (consciously or subconsciously) how good you or your service are at providing holistic care around the time of death. It deserves to be widely read and I hope it starts many a conversation.

IAHPC Newsletter

[This book] is a gem. It is a rare balance of an interesting read with an incredible integration of factual information. I intend to share it in my long term care circles...A wonderful contribution!

Charlotte Eliopoulos,RN, MPH, PhD
Executive Director
American Association for Long Term Care Nursing

Every once in a long while a short, succinct book comes along that awakens our senses and motivates us to action. [This] is one such book. It cuts right to the chase to offer a new, innovative change for an old, outmoded rite of passage.

Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN
Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, Canada and Virginia
Director, Holistic Nursing Consultants, New Mexico
(From the Foreword)

This professional clinical guide presents nursing administrators and nurses in acute care agencies, nursing homes, hospice, and palliative care settings with detailed implementation strategies for accommodating dying persons and their loved ones as they make the transition from physical life. It presents the need for and the development of the concept: Golden Room concept: a place for dying that facilitates a dignified, peaceful, and profound experience for dying persons and their loved ones.

This book presents a practical solution on multiple levels that will benefit all involved-patient, family, nurses, administrators, policy makers, and insurance companies. It presents the theoretical frameworks for end-of-life care and how the Golden Room concept fits into these frameworks.

Published in partnership with the Watson Caring Science Institute, this unique resource:

  • Advocates the use of Golden Rooms, which provide dignified, private, and safe settings for death and dying
  • Presents various cases that illustrate the need for a dignified death, as well as strategies on how to provide for this dignified death
  • Provides questions of concern after each case scenario, suitable for class discussion or personal reflection
  • Offers cost-effective end-of-life solutions for families, the medical establishment, and insurance companies

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      Product Details

      ISBN-13:
      9780826107596
      Publisher:
      Springer Publishing Company
      Publication date:
      10/18/2010
      Pages:
      272
      Product dimensions:
      5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

      Table of Contents

      Foreword Jean Watson vii

      Foreword Barbara Dossey ix

      Preface xi

      Acknowledgments xiii

      Part I Foundations

      Chapter 1 Why People Die 3

      Chapter 2 Death with Dignity 19

      Chapter 3 A Place for Death with Dignity: The Golden Room 35

      Chapter 4 End-of-Life Issues 53

      Chapter 5 End-of-Life Costs of Care 69

      Chapter 6 Legal and Ethical Issues 85

      Part II Theory And Practice

      Chapter 7 Theoretical Frameworks 101

      Chapter 8 Letting Go: The Body's Shutdown Process 125

      Chapter 9 Changing the Consciousness around Death and Dying 141

      Chapter 10 Spiritual Perspectives 157

      Chapter 11 Palliative Care to Hospice to the Golden Room 173

      Part III Implementation Steps

      Chapter 12 Guide to Implementing the Golden Room Concept with Health Professionals 189

      Chapter 13 Creating a Plan or Proposal 207

      Chapter 14 Preparing for the Future 229

      Index 241

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