The first volume in the HPNA Palliative Nursing Series, Structure and Processes of Care provides an overview of palliative nursing care, reviews National Consensus Project guidelines, and offers tools for initiating and maintaining palliative care programs. The content of the concise, clinically focused volumes in the HPNA Palliative Nursing Manuals series is one resource for nurses preparing for specialty certification exams and provides a quick-reference in daily practice. Plentiful tables, figures, and practical tools such as assessment instruments, pharmacology tables, and patient teaching points make these volumes useful resources for nurses.
About the Author
Betty R. Ferrell is the Director and Professor of Nursing Research and Education in the Department of Population Sciences at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California.
Table of Contents
1. National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care
2. Hospital-Based Palliative Care
3. Home Care and Hospice Care
4. The Intensive Care Unit
5. Palliative Care Nursing in the Outpatient Setting
6. Long-Term Care: Focus on Nursing Homes
7. Clinical Interventions, Economic Impact, and Palliative Care