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Palliative Practices

An Interdisciplinary Approach

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.

Paperback, 512 Pages

Published: February 2005

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-02821-9

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

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

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