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Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Clinical Practice Guidelines

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.

Paperback, 592 Pages

Published: December 2006

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-1-4160-3079-9

Contents

  • 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

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