Nutrition and Hydration in Hospice Care

Nutrition and Hydration in Hospice Care

by Taylor and Francis, Gale Miller, Charlette R. Allred-Gallagher
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0789002167

ISBN-13: 9780789002167

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This scholarly book enables health care professionals to appropriately address hospice patients’and families’concerns about nutrition and hydration. Nutrition and Hydration in Hospice Care is a comprehensive resource that provides hands-on practical information that readers can use in everyday hospice practice. The chapters identify problems, solutions,

Overview

This scholarly book enables health care professionals to appropriately address hospice patients’and families’concerns about nutrition and hydration. Nutrition and Hydration in Hospice Care is a comprehensive resource that provides hands-on practical information that readers can use in everyday hospice practice. The chapters identify problems, solutions, and ethical issues of nutrition and hydration in hospice care.

The contributing authors provide the way for health care professionals, especially those in nursing, dietary, and pharmacy units, to jointly and effectively manage troublesome symptoms and ethical issues. The following topics are included in the scope of coverage:

  • nutrition/hydration needs during end-stage disease
  • nursing and dietary roles in identifying nutrition/hydration problems and implementing treatment
  • how needs of dying children and adults are different
  • legal and ethical dilemmas of withholding or withdrawing nutrition and hydration
  • appropriate and inappropriate uses of enteral and parenteral nutrition support during end-stage diseases
  • food service considerations in inpatient hospice facilities
  • appetite stimulant use in palliative care

    Because Nutrition and Hydration in Hospice Care is comprehensive, all members of hospice staffs can find practical information to use each day. The authors cover issues not found in other books for nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and physicians. They will find the information ready to apply at their work settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789002167
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
The Hospice Journal
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

Contents Preface

  • Nursing’s Role in the Nutritional Care of the Terminally Ill: Weathering the Storm
  • Nutrition and Hydration in the Terminally Ill Cancer Patient: The Nurse’s Role in Helping Patients and Families Cope
  • Nutritional Care of the Terminally Ill Adult
  • Caring for the Dying Child
  • Appetite Stimulants in Terminal Care: Treatment of Anorexia
  • Maximizing Foodservice in an Inpatient Hospice Setting
  • Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Support of Terminally Ill Patients: Practical and Ethical Perspectives
  • Legal Decisions Affecting the Limitation of Nutritional Support
  • Reference Notes Included
  • Index

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