Palliative Practices

An Interdisciplinary Approach


  • Kim Kuebler, MN, RN, ANP-CS, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care/Oncology/Palliative Care Private Practice, Adjuvant Therapies, Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Mellar Davis, MD, FCCP, Medical Director, Harry Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Crystal Moore, MA, MSW, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Director, Social Work Program, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

The first book of its kind, this must-have resource examines the integration of palliative interventions from a disease-specific approach, providing practical guidance on caring for patients who follow a progressive, chronic disease trajectory prior to death. This uniquely practical book addresses all aspects of palliative care, going beyond theoretical information to advise practitioners on the most effective management of common symptoms and providing physical, psychological, and spiritual comfort to patients and families. The multidisciplinary focus of care is reflected by collaborative contributors and diverse authorship of an oncology/palliative care nurse practitioner, a physician, and a social worker.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2005
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-02821-9

Table of Contents

Unit I. Issues Specific to Palliative Care
1. Palliative Care Perspectives
2. Advance Care Planning
3. Evidence Based Interventions
4. Pharmacology
5. The Interface of Sleep

Unit II. Specific Disease States and Symptom Management
6. Cardiovascular
7. Pulmonary
8. Nephrology
9. Oncology
10. Cancer Pain
11. Neurology

Unit III. The Dying Process, Grief, and Bereavement
12. Ethics
13. Cultural and Spiritual Issues
14. Dying Process
15. Grief and Bereavement

A. Medications by Disorders
B. Medication Routes and Metabolism
C. Palliative Care Assessment Tools
D. Websites