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Palliative and End-of-Life Care - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition

by Kim K. Kuebler, MN, RN, ANP-CS, Debra E. Heidrich, MSN, RN, CHPN, AOCN and Peg Esper, MSN, RN, CS, AOCN
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9781455757411
Page Count: 592
Imprint: Mosby
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Palliative and End-of-Life Care, 2nd Edition provides clinicians with the guidelines and tools necessary to provide quality, evidenced-based care to patients with life-limiting illness. This text describes the care and management of patients with advanced disease throughout the disease trajectory, extending from diagnosis of advanced disease until death. Four units provide the general principles of palliative and end-of-life care, important concepts, advanced disease management, and clinical practice guidelines. Clinical practice guidelines offer in-depth discussions of the pathophysiology of 19 different symptoms, interventions for specific symptom management (including in-depth rationales), and suggestions for patient and family teaching.
    • Defines dying as a normal, healthy process aided by the support of an interdisciplinary team.
    • Provides in-depth pathophysiology, assessment, and intervention information based upon the disease trajectory.
    • Highlights opportunities for patient and family teaching.
    • Describes psychosocial issues experienced by patients and their families.
    • Reviews uncomplicated and complicated grief and mourning, providing suggestions to help the family after a patient's death.
    • Includes case studies at the end of chapters to reinforce key concepts of compassionate care.
    • New chapters including Advance Care Planning, Ethical Issues, Spiritual Care Across Cultures, Pharmacology, Sleep, and Nutrition.
    • Includes a new appendix on Assessment Tools and Resources for more comprehensive coverage of palliative and end-of-life care.
  • General Principles in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

    1. The Advanced Practice Nurse in Palliative Care

    2. Palliative and End-of-Life Care

    3. The Dying Process

    Important Concepts in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

    4. Advance Care Planning and End-of-Life Decision Making

    5. Ethical Issues Surrounding Advanced Disease

    6. Spiritual Care Across Cultures

    7. Pharmacology

    8. Sleep

    9. Nutrition

    Advanced Disease Management

    10. Cardiovascular Disease

    11. Pulmonary Disease

    12. Hepatic Disease

    13. Chronic Kidney Disease

    14. Neurological Disease

    15. Malignancies

    16. HIV/AIDS

    Clinical Practice Guidelines

    17. Anxiety

    18. Ascites

    19. Bowel Obstruction

    20. Cachexia and Anorexia

    21. Constipation

    22. Cough

    23. Dehydration

    24. Delirium/Acute Confusion

    25. Depression

    26. Diarrhea

    27. Dyspnea

    28. Fatigue

    29. Hiccups

    30. Lymphedema

    31. Nausea and Vomiting

    32. Pain

    33. Palliative Care Emergencies

    34. Pruritis

    35. Ulcerative Lesions


    Appendices

    36. Caregiver Resources

    37. Assessment Tools
  • Kim K. Kuebler, MN, RN, ANP-CS, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care/Oncology/Palliative Care Private Practice, Adjuvant Therapies, Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA, Debra E. Heidrich, MSN, RN, CHPN, AOCN, Palliative Nurse Clinician, Bethesda North Hospital, TriHealth Inc., Cincinnati, OH, USA and Peg Esper, MSN, RN, CS, AOCN, Nurse Practitioner, Medical Oncology, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
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