Palliative Care Nursing, Third Edition: Quality Care to the End of Life / Edition 3

Palliative Care Nursing, Third Edition: Quality Care to the End of Life / Edition 3

by Marianne LaPorte Matzo PhD, APRN
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826157912

ISBN-13: 9780826157911

Pub. Date: 12/17/2009

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

This textbook has...introduced concepts and methods of education which [help] to move palliative nursing forward as an evidenced based practice of whole person care.

-- Betty Ferrell, PhD, FAAN
Research Scientist (From the Foreword)

In this comprehensive textbook on palliative care nursing, editors Marianne Matzo and Deborah Witt Sherman

Overview

This textbook has...introduced concepts and methods of education which [help] to move palliative nursing forward as an evidenced based practice of whole person care.

-- Betty Ferrell, PhD, FAAN
Research Scientist (From the Foreword)

In this comprehensive textbook on palliative care nursing, editors Marianne Matzo and Deborah Witt Sherman succeed in bringing together the heart of nursing and the true meaning of palliative care with the most current evidence based practice.

--GeriPal

Palliative care is a philosophy of caregiving that integrates disease modification with supportive, compassionate therapies for patients at the end of life. Palliative care nurses are responsible for alleviating pain and other physical symptoms-along with satisfying the emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual needs of patients who are facing life-threatening illness.

This third edition of Palliative Care Nursing provides more comprehensive newly updated content, knowledge, attitudes, skills, and cutting-edge teaching and learning strategies to achieve the AACN End-of-Life nursing competencies providing a lifespan approach. Now in its third edition, this book continues to emphasize the value of complementary, holistic modalities in promoting health, wholeness, and wellness, even as death approaches.

Key topics discussed:

  • Ethical aspects of palliative care
  • Legal aspects of end-of-life decision-making
  • Loss, suffering, grief, and bereavement on the part of patients and their families
  • Symptom-specific nursing management of pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue, malnutrition, and dehydration-all common to palliative care
  • How to communicate with the seriously ill and dying patients, their families, and their health care providers
  • Disease-specific aspects of palliative care for those battling cancer, heart disease, lung disease, HIV/AIDS, end-stage renal and liver disease, neurological, and other disorders
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826157911
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/17/2009
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Looking at the Whole person in Palliative Care
Chapter 1: Culture and Spirituality as Domains of Quality Palliative Care
Chapter 2: Sexual Health and Intimacy
Chapter 3: Holistic Integrative Therapies
Section II: Societal and Professional Issues in Palliative Care
Chapter 4: Societal Perspectives Regarding Palliative Care
Chapter 5: The Nurses Role in Interdisciplinary and Palliative Care
Chapter 6: Development of the Specialty of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing
Chapter 7: Ethical Aspects of Palliative Care
Chapter 8: Legal Aspects of End-of-Life Decision Making
Section III: Psychosocial Considerations
Chapter 9: Communicating with Seriously Ill and Dying Patients, Their Families, and Their Health Care Providers
Chapter 10: Family Caregivers
Chapter 11: Loss, Suffering, Grief and Bereavement
Section IV: Physical Aspects of Palliative Care: Diseases
Chapter 12: Cancer
Chapter 13: End Stage Heart Disease
Chapter 14: Chronic Lung Disease
Chapter 15: Neurological Disorders
Chapter 16: End Stage Renal Disease
Chapter 17: End Stage Liver Disease
Chapter 18: HIV/AIDS
Section V: Physical Aspects of Palliative Care: Symptoms
Chapter 19: Pain Assessment and Pharmacological/Non-Pharmacological Interventions
Chapter 20: Dyspnea
Chapter 21: Anxiety, Depression, and Delirium
Chapter 22: Gastrointestinal Symptoms
Chapter 23: Fatigue
Chapter 24: Skin Care Needs of Palliative Patients
Chapter 25: Peri-Death Nursing Care

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