Palliative and End of Life Care, An Issue of Nursing Clinics

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This issue of Nursing Clinics, Guest Edited by Mimi Mahon, features subject topics such as: Understanding Children's Involvment in Medical Decision Making; Symptom Management at End of Life; Assessing respiratory distress when the patient can’t self-report; Barriers to Palliative Care, Legislative Issues; End Stage Liver Disease: Symptoms & Practice Implications; Dying children: Creating opportunities out of a “Last Chance”; Decision making in palliative care; Discussing a family member's serious illness: children's and families' perspectives; Living with cognitive impairments in Long Term Care: Palliative Care & End of Life implications; Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapy; The patient and family perspectives: Living with cancer; Palliative care concepts in the sickle cell population.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437718423
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/12/2010
  • Series: Clinics: Nursing Series
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface Margaret M. Mahon xiii

Dedication Margaret M. Mahon xv

Symptom Management in Palliative Care and End of Life Care Marilyn Bookbinder Marlene E. McHugh 271

"I Want to Live, Until I don't Want to Live Anymore": Involving Children With Life-Threatening and Life-Shortening Illnesses in Decision Making About Care and Treatment Myra Bluebond-Langner Jean Bello Belasco Marla DeMesquita Wander 329

Clinical Decision Making in Palliative Care and End of Life Care Margaret M. Mahon 345

Assessing Respiratory Distress When the Patient Cannot Report Dyspnea Margaret L. Campbell 363

Sickle Cell Disease: An Opportunity for Palliative Care Across the Life Span Diana J. Wilkie Bonnye Johnson A. Kyle Mack Richard Labotka Robert E. Molokie 375

Barriers to Effective Palliative Care for Low-Income Patients in Late Stages of Cancer: Report of a Study and Strategies for Defining and Conquering the Barriers Laurie J. Lyckholm Patrick J. Coyne Kathleen O. Kreutzer Viswanathan Ramakrishnan Thomas J. Smith 399

End-Stage Liver Disease: Challenges and Practice Implications Lissi Hansen Anna Sasaki Betsy Zucker 411

Is a Good Death Possible After Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapy? Debra L. Wiegend Laura Petri 427

Recruiting for End of Life Research: Lessons Learned in Family Research Denice K. Sheehan 441

Personal Relationships and Communication Messages at the End of Life Maryjo Prince-Paul Julie J. Exline 449

Helping Parents Make and Survive End of Life Decisions for Their Seriously III Child Pamela S. Hinds Katherine Patterson Kelly 465

Living with Cancer: Perspectives on a Five Year Journey Neville E. Strumpf Karen Buhler-Wilkerson 475

Index 491

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