Palliative Care Nursing / Edition 1

Palliative Care Nursing / Edition 1

by Kathleen Ouimet Perrin, Caryn A. Sheehan, Mertie L. Potter, Mary K. Kazanowski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0763773840

ISBN-13: 9780763773847

Pub. Date: 01/06/2011

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients explores the concept of suffering as it relates to nursing practice. This text helps nurses define and recognize various aspects of suffering across the lifespan and within various patient populations while providing guidance in alleviating suffering. Further, Palliative Care Nursing discusses ways nurses as…  See more details below

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Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients explores the concept of suffering as it relates to nursing practice. This text helps nurses define and recognize various aspects of suffering across the lifespan and within various patient populations while providing guidance in alleviating suffering. Further, Palliative Care Nursing discusses ways nurses as witnesses to suffering can optimize their own coping skills and facilitate personal growth. The text describes nursing interventions to assist those who are suffering, explores spiritual and ethical perspectives on suffering, outlines grief models and how to communicate with individuals who are grieving or suffering, and explores how witnessing suffering impacts nurses' ability to assume the professional role.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763773847
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date:
01/06/2011
Edition description:
1
Pages:
362
Sales rank:
380,315
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

About the Authors xiii

Chapter 1 The Nature of Suffering and Palliative Care Mary K. Kazanowski Kathleen Ouimet Perrin 1

Chapter 2 Suffering in Special Populations Mertie L. Potter 25

Chapter 3 Grieving and Suffering Mertie L. Potter 53

Chapter 4 Ethical Responsibilities and Issues in Palliative Care Kathleen Ouimet Perrin 77

Chapter 5 Suffering and Palliative Care at the End of Life Mary K. Kazanowski 119

Chapter 6 Acute and Chronic Pain as Sources of Suffering Caryn A. Sheehan 161

Chapter 7 Spirituality and Suffering Mertie L. Potter Sylvia M. Durette Mary K. Kazanowski 187

Chapter 8 The Search for Meaning in Suffering Kathleen Ouimet Perrin 219

Chapter 9 The Nurse as Witness to Suffering Kathleen Ouimet Perrin 247

Chapter 10 The Role of Healing and Holistic Nursing in Palliation of Suffering Maureen M. Gaynor Mary K. Kazanowski Mertie L. Potter 277

Chapter 11 Conveying Comfort Kathleen Ouimet Perrin 301

Chapter 12 Inspiring Hope CarynA. Sheehan 327

Index 349

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