Nurse to Nurse: Palliative Care / Edition 1

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Palliative care as only a nurse can teach it

Includes full-text PDA download!

In this highly useful book, Campbell shared with you everything you must know about providing the best possible care to end-of-life patients and their families.

Vignettes, clinical pearls, and nursing alerts help you to understand:

  • The nurse's role in providing care to dying patients
  • Special approaches to talking with patients and their families
  • Patient and family needs
  • Withdrawal of life-sustaining devices
  • Nurse's grief
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071493239
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 8/29/2008
  • Series: Nurse to Nurse Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret L. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN

Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Detroit Receiving Hospital

Assistant Professor—Research

Center for Health Research

College of Nursing

Wayne State University

Associate Director—Research

Center to Advance Palliative Care Excellence

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

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Table of Contents

Nurse's Pocket Guide to Palliative Care

I. Nurses role in providing care to dying patients

a. ANA Scope and Standards of Practice
b. ANA Social Policy Statement

II. Patient Characteristics

a. Trajectories
b. Settings
c. Diagnoses

III. Needs

a. Patients
b. Families

IV. Communication

a. Nurses role
b. Collaboration with physicians
c. Breaking bad news
d. Discussing treatment goals and DNR
e. Discussing hospice
f. Imminent death notification
g. Death notification
h. Discussing organ or tissue donation
i. Discussing autopsy

V. Symptom assessment and management

a. Pain
b. Dyspnea
c. Nausea and Vomiting
d. Fear
e. Anxiety
f. Delirium
g. Anorexia
h. Constipation

VI. Withdrawing life-sustaining treatments

a. Mechanical ventilation
b. Dialysis
c. Pacemakers, AICD
d. Artificial nutrition and hydration

VII. Anticipatory Grief

a. Patient needs and interventions
b. Family needs and interventions

VIII. After death care

a. Body
b. Family

IX. Nurse self-care
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