This text moves from historical perspectives to caring for the caregiver; and includes theories, holistic models, the grief process and responses to loss, ethical and legal considerations, patient centered care, communication, management of specific terminal illnesses, and issues across the lifespan.
This overview takes a multidisciplinary perspective, integrating history, sociology, psychology, pathophysiology, philosophy, and law. It covers theoretical foundations, holistic models, the grief process and responses to loss, ethical and legal considerations, patient centered care, and management of specific terminal illnesses. Learning features include objectives, critical thinking exercises, activities, and case scenarios. Poor is instructor and coordinator in the Continuing Education Nursing Program at the University of Louisiana- Lafayette. Poirrier is acting dean and professor in the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions at the University of Louisiana. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)