Palliative and End-of-Life Care

2nd Edition

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Authors:

  • Debra Heidrich
  • Peg Esper
  • Kim Kuebler
  • Key Features

    • 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.

    Table of 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

    Details

    No. of pages:
    592
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2007
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Mosby
    Print ISBN:
    9781455735143
    Electronic ISBN:
    9781455757411