Hospice and Palliative Medicine, An Issue of Physician Assistant Clinics

Hospice and Palliative Medicine, An Issue of Physician Assistant Clinics

1st Edition - May 29, 2020

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  • Editors: Donna Seton, Rich Lamkin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323722384
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323722377

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This issue of Physician Assistant Clinics, guest edited by Donna Seton and Rich Lamkin, is devoted to Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. Articles in this issue include: Introduction to Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, The Role of the Physician Assistant in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Breaking Serious News: Communication in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Palliative Care and Spirituality, Prognostic Tools in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Basics of Pain Management in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Dyspnea in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Psychiatric Issues in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, Pediatric Palliative Care Basics in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, and more.

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • CME Accreditation Page
  • Contributors
  • Forthcoming Issues
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction to Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Key points
  • Introduction
  • History of hospice and palliative medicine
  • Palliative care
  • Hospice
  • Barriers to hospice and palliative care
  • Summary
  • The Role of the Physician Assistant in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Key points
  • Becoming part of the interdisciplinary team
  • Advancing and educating the field of hospice and palliative medicine
  • Leading into the future
  • Breaking Serious News: Communication in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Key points
  • Introduction
  • SPIKES model
  • NURSE model
  • Summary
  • Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Key points
  • Introduction
  • Advance care planning
  • Advance directives
  • Summary
  • Palliative Care and Spirituality
  • Key points
  • Spirituality
  • Spirituality and palliative care
  • Spiritual themes
  • Prognostic Tools in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Key points
  • Introduction
  • Prognostic tools used in hospice and palliative medicine
  • Prognostic tools for specific illnesses
  • Summary
  • Basics of Pain Management in Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Key points
  • Introduction
  • What is pain?
  • How do we assess pain?
  • How can we treat pain? Nonopioid adjuvant therapies
  • Opioids: equivalents, titrations, and conversions
  • Issues to consider: side effects, comorbidities, and misconceptions
  • Opioid crisis management and education
  • Summary
  • Dyspnea in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Key points
  • Introduction
  • Prevalence
  • Etiologies
  • Pathophysiology
  • Assessment
  • Dyspnea management and treatment modalities
  • Summary
  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Key points
  • Introduction
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Causes
  • History
  • Examination
  • Laboratory tests/imaging
  • Principles of treatment
  • Treatments (general)
  • Treatments (specific)
  • Constipation
  • Causes
  • History
  • Examination
  • Laboratory tests/imaging
  • Principles of treatment
  • Treatments (general)
  • Treatments (specific)
  • Ascites
  • Causes
  • History
  • Examination
  • Laboratory tests/imaging
  • Anorexia/cachexia and hydration/nutrition
  • Causes
  • Examination
  • Laboratory tests/imaging
  • Principles of treatment
  • Appetite stimulants
  • Intravenous fluids
  • Enteral and parenteral nutrition
  • Enteral nutrition by tube
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Unwanted effects of tube feeds and total parenteral nutrition
  • Education
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Causes
  • History
  • Examination
  • Laboratory tests/imaging
  • Principles of treatment
  • Surgery
  • Symptom management
  • Decompression
  • Octreotide
  • Venting
  • Discharge
  • Diarrhea
  • Causes
  • Examination
  • Laboratory tests/imaging
  • Principles of treatment
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Causes
  • Examination
  • Laboratory tests/imaging
  • Principles of treatment
  • Miscellaneous oropharyngeal conditions
  • Summary
  • Psychiatric Issues in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Key points
  • Introduction
  • Depression
  • Treatments
  • Psychological interventions
  • Medications
  • Anxiety
  • Background and prevalence
  • Clinical features and diagnosis
  • Treatments
  • Delirium
  • A few cautionary notes
  • Suicide and requests for hastened death
  • Summary
  • Pediatric Palliative Care for the Primary Care Provider
  • Key points
  • Introduction
  • Pediatric palliative care
  • Palliative care programs
  • Communication during rounding
  • Symptom management in palliative care for the basic practitioner
  • Concurrent care

Product details

  • No. of pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: May 29, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323722384
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323722377

About the Editors

Donna Seton

Rich Lamkin

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