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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:
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.
|Nursing's Role in the Nutritional Care of the Terminally Ill: Weathering the Storm||1|
|Nutrition and Hydration in the Terminally Ill Cancer Patient: The Nurse's Role in Helping Patients and Families Cope||15|
|Nutritional Care of the Terminally Ill Adult||37|
|Caring for the Dying Child||55|
|Appetite Stimulants in Terminal Care: Treatment of Anorexia||73|
|Maximizing Foodservice in an Inpatient Hospice Setting||85|
|Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Support of Terminally Ill Patients: Practical and Ethical Perspectives||107|
|Legal Decisions Affecting the Limitation of Nutritional Support||131|