Textbook of Palliative Nursing / Edition 2

Textbook of Palliative Nursing / Edition 2

by Betty R. Ferrell, Nessa Coyle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195175492

ISBN-13: 9780195175493

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Textbook of Palliative Nursing is an international resource for nurses in the emerging field of palliative care. Throughout the text, the editors focus on the priniples of palliative care throughout the course of a chronic progressive incurable disease rather than only at the end of life. The scope is broad and the content, contributed by over 80 national…  See more details below

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The Textbook of Palliative Nursing is an international resource for nurses in the emerging field of palliative care. Throughout the text, the editors focus on the priniples of palliative care throughout the course of a chronic progressive incurable disease rather than only at the end of life. The scope is broad and the content, contributed by over 80 national and international nurse experts, covers the world of palliative care nursing across many different settings. Included are long term care, home care, hospice, acute care settings, intensive care units and out patient/ office settings. The needs of special populations are addressed, including, pediatrics, the elderly, the cognitively impaired, the poor and under-served, the homeless, and those with AIDS. Assessment, symptom management, spirituality, the meaning of hope at end-of-life, special issues for nurses who provide end-of-life care, issues of truth telling, and ethical issues are all addressed.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195175493
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1280
Product dimensions:
11.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.80(d)

Table of Contents

Forewords
1Introduction to palliative care nursing care5
2Hospice palliative care : a model for quality end-of-life care13
3Principles of patient and family assessment47
4Communication in palliative care67
5Pain assessment97
6Pain at the end of life131
7Fatigue155
8Anorexia and cachexia169
9Nausea and vomiting177
10Dysphagia, xerostomia, and hiccups195
11Bowel management : constipation, diarrhea, obstruction, and ascites219
12Hydration, thirst, and nutrition239
13Dyspnea, death rattle, and cough249
14Urinary tract disorders265
15Lymphedema management285
16ASkim disorders : pressure ulcers - assessment and management301
16BSkin disorders : tumor necrosis, fistulas, and stomas329
17Pruritus, fever, and sweats345
18Neurological disturbances365
19Anxiety and depression375
20Delirium, confusion, and agitation401
21Sexuality421
22Clinical interventions, economic outcomes, and palliative care429
23Urgent syndromes at the end of life443
24Sedation for refractory symptoms and terminal weaning467
25Complementary and alternative therapies in palliative care491
26The meaning of hope in the dying513
27Bereavement531
28Supporting families in palliative care545
29Planning for the actual death561
30Spiritual assessment581
31Spiritual care interventions595
32Meaning in illness605
33Reflecting on the journey : a family caregiver's personal perspective617
34Cultural considerations in palliative care623
35Elderly patients635
36Poor, homeless, and undeserved populations661
37Patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome671
38Caring for the drug-addicted patient at the end of life713
39Improving the quality of care across all settings725
40Long-term care759
41Home care771
42Hospital-based palliative care787
43The intensive care unit817
44The outpatient setting835
45Rehabilitation and palliative care847
46The emergency department861
47The role of nursing in caring for patients undergoing surgery for advanced disease871
48Palliative chemotherapy and clinical trials in advanced cancer : the nurse's role881
49Symptom management in pediatric palliative care895
50Pediatric care : the hospice perspective909
51Pediatric care : transitioning goals of care in the emergency department, intensive care unit, and in between925
52End-of-life decision making in pediatric oncology945
53Palliative care in the neonatal intensive care unit959
54Grief and bereavement in pediatric palliative care975
55Pediatric pain : knowing the child before you991
56The experience of the nurse in end-of-life care in the 21st century1011
57Ethical considerations1031
58Public policy and end-of-life care : the nurse's role1055
59Palliative care and requests for assistance in dying1067
60Nursing education1077
61Nursing research1093
62Delivering palliative care in challenging settings and to hard-to-reach populations1109
63A community-based approach to improving the quality of life's end1119
64Project safe conduct1129
65Harlem palliative care network1139
66International models of excellence1147
Palliative care in Canada1147
Palliative care in Australia and New Zealand1159
Palliative care in the United Kingdom1165
Palliative care in Europe1176
Palliative care in situations in conflict1188
Palliative care in South America1194
67Understanding a good death : James's story1209
AppPalliative care resource list1217

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