Palliative Care Nursing: Quality Care to the End of Life, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

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Designated a Doody's Core Title!

Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award

The second edition of this award-winning text provides the essential guide to achieving best practices in palliative care nursing. It offers a blend of holistic, spiritual, cultural, and humanistic caring coupled with aggressive management of pain and symptoms associated with advanced disease. With over 20 percent of the book covering pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management, and with a focus on both clinical and holistic treatment, major figures in the field of palliative care nursing outline eleven specific skill competencies in this specialty.

Used as a resource in the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Cancer Institute, which has successfully trained thousands of nurse educators, and organized around the competencies in palliative care nursing developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, this book is an essential resource for both students and practitioners.

  • New to the 2nd Edition:
  • Updated information in each chapter
  • New chapter on professional organizations and certification in palliative care nursing
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Reviewer: Lisa Stepp, PhD, RN, APN, AOCN, CRNH (Private Practice)
Description: Although palliative care and hospice have been an important part of medical service now for many years, clinician education in this area remains relatively new. Numerous nursing and physician education programs have started to integrate palliative care into their curriculum and appropriate texts are necessary to support this process.
Purpose: Clinicians are unable to provide services for which they have not received appropriate instruction. This book proposes to provide such instruction for students and established clinicians in palliative and end-of-life care. All contributing authors to this book are experienced in the area of palliative care and well respected in the field. The wealth of knowledge they bring to the topic is unsurpassed.
Audience: This book is most appropriate for nursing students, but clinicians just starting in palliative care as well as social workers and chaplains can benefit. The terminology is somewhat technical and will require some basic knowledge of nursing and science. Excellence in quality nursing care can only be achieved through appropriate education and direction. This book provides a framework that facilitates such quality care.
Features: This book provides the most essential information regarding end-of-life care and is orgainzed around 15 core competencies. With an understanding of the holisitic approach of palliative care, the reader is exposed to a comprehensive curriculum to guide their practice and success.
Assessment: Although there have been many books written regarding nursing care at the end of life, this book provides new information regarding appropriate curriculum development and implementation. Overall, the book is most appropriate for educators and use as a class textbook.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826157942
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/2005
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Marianne LaPorte Matzo, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC, FAAN, is a Professor and the Frances E. and A. Earl Ziegler Chair in Palliative Care Nursing at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Nursing in Oklahoma City. She is also a member of the Doctoral Faculty at The Union Institute and University of Cincinnati, and a Soros Scholar for the Project on Death in America. She was awarded a Doctorate in Gerontology from the University of Massachusetts--Boston and a master's degree in Nursing from the Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Massachusetts--Lowell. Her work for the Project on Death in America has included undergraduate curriculum development on the care of the dying patient and family, work as a hospice nurse, and continuing education programs related to death, dying, and bereavement. Her research has included nurse's practices of assisted suicide and a quantitative study of health care providers' responses to the death of their patients. Dr. Matzo has presented educational programs both regionally and nationally on many topics related to care of the dying person, gerontological nursing, and curriculum development. Her work has been published in Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Geriatric Nursing, Nursing Homes, Geriatric Psychiatry, The Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, Applied Nursing Research, Heart and Lung, Nursing Education Perspectives and the Geriatric Clinics of North America.

Deborah Witt Sherman, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAAN, is Associate Professor, Director of the Doctoral Program at New York University College of Nursing, and faculty of the Advanced Practice Palliative Care Master's and Post-Master's Programs. She is also Co-Director and faculty for the Bronx Veterans Medical Center Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Fellowship Program.

Dr. Sherman's background in critical care nursing, hospice nursing, and her certification as an adult nurse practitioner, as well as her research focus on populations with life-threatening and terminal illness, are foundational to her expertise and commitment to palliative care, for which she developed the first nurse practitioner palliative care master's and post-master's programs in the United States.

In 1998, she was awarded the prestigious Project on Death in America Faculty Scholars Fellowship, funded by the Soros Foundation, to implement the Advanced Practice Palliative Care Master's Program at NYU and to participate as a nurse practitioner on the palliative care team of Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Sherman was also awarded an advanced nursing practice training grant by the Department of Health and Human Services to fund the Advanced Practice Palliative Care Master's Program ate NYU.

Dr. Sherman has been funded by the National Institute of Health for a two-year pilot study entitled "Interventions and Quality of Life for Patients with Advanced Cancer or AIDS and their Family Caregivers." She is also a co-investigator on a four-year randomized control trial funded by the National Cancer Institute to examine the effects of psychoeducation and telephone counseling on the adjustment of women and partners experiencing early stage breast cancer.

Dr. Sherman is a member of several editorial boards and professional nursing organizations including the National Hospice Organization, Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association, The Association of Death Educators and Grief Counselors, Oncology Nursing Society, and the Association for Nurses in AIDS Care. Dr. Sherman serves on the advisory board and as faculty on the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium, whose aim is to educate nurses in palliative care across the country. She has served as a member of an Interdisciplinary Steering Committee of a National Consensus Project, which developed national guidelines for quality palliative care. She has led the initiative to develop the Scope and Standards for Advance Practice Palliative Care Nursing approved by the ANA. Dr. Sherman secured funding to develop the first national Advance Practice Palliative Care Credentialing Examination, which was completed in May 2003.

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