Care at the Close of Life Evidence and Experience

ISBN-10: 0071637958

ISBN-13: 9780071637954

Edition: 2011

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List price: $82.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

Author Profile JAMA is the world's most widely read medical journal, and has a reputation for excellence in evidence-based medicine.Stephen McPheehas high visbility on account of his editorship of CMDT, and for his driving role in enhancing end of life care in medical education and training programs. He is: Professor of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco CA.

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Communication Issues
Initiating End-of-Life Discussions with Seriously Ill Patients: Addressing the "Elephant in the Room,"
Beyond Advance Directives: Importance of Communication Skills for Care at the End of Life
Decision Making at a Time of Crisis Near the End of Life
Dealing With Conflict in Caring for the Seriously Ill: �ǣIt Was Just Out of the Question,�Ǡ
Symptom Management
Managing an Acute Pain Crisis in a Patient With Advanced Cancer: �ǣThis Is as Much of a Crisis as a Code,�Ǡ
Management of Dyspnea in Patients With Far-Advanced Lung Disease: �ǣOnce I Lose It, It���s Kind of Hard to Catch It�Ǡ,�Ǡ
Management of Intractable Nausea and Vomiting in Patients at the End of Life: �ǣI Was Feeling Nauseous All of the Time�ǠNothing Was Working,�Ǡ
Palliative Care for Frail Older Adults: �ǣThere Are Things I Can���t Do Anymore That I Wish I Could�Ǡ,�Ǡ
Palliative Management of Fatigue at the Close of Life: �ǣIt Feels Like My Body Is Just Worn Out,�Ǡ
Spinal Cord Compression in Patients With Advanced Metastatic Cancer: �ǣAll I Care About Is Walking and Living My Life,"
Agitation and Delirium at the End of Life: �ǣWe Couldn���t Manage Him,"
Disease Management
Alzheimer Disease: �ǣIt���s OK, Mama, If You Want to Go, It���s OK,�Ǡ
Practical Considerations in Dialysis Withdrawal: �ǣTo Have That Option Is a Blessing,�Ǡ
Overcoming the False Dichotomy of Curative vs Palliative Care for Late-Stage HIV/AIDS: �ǣLet Me Live the Way I Want to Live, Until I Can���t,�Ǡ
Palliative Care for Patients With Heart Failure
Integrating Palliative Care for Liver Transplant Candidates: �ǣToo Well for Transplant, Too Sick for Life,�Ǡ
Palliative Care for Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: �ǣPrepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best,�Ǡ
Palliative Care for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: �ǣI Would Like a Quick Return to a Normal Lifestyle,"
Other Patient Management Issues
Complexities in Prognostication in Advanced Cancer: �ǣTo Help Them Live Their Lives the Way They Want,"
Caring for the Child With Cancer at the Close of Life: �ǣThere Are People Who Make It, and I���m Hoping I���m One of Them,"
Sudden Traumatic Death in Children: �ǣWe Did Everything, But Your Child Didn���t Survive,"
The Role of Chemotherapy at the End of Life: �ǣWhen Is Enough, Enough?"
Palliative Care in the Final Days of Life: �ǣThey Were Expecting It at Any Time,�Ǡ
Psychological, Social, and Spiritual Issues
Psychological Considerations, Growth, and Transcendence at the End of Life: The Art of the Possible
Caring for Bereaved Patients: �ǣAll the Doctors Just Suddenly Go,�Ǡ
Adolescent Grief: �ǣIt Never Really Hit Me�ǠUntil It Actually Happened,�Ǡ
Dignity-Conserving Care—-A New Model for Palliative Care: Helping the Patient Feel Valued
Physician Opportunities to Support Family Caregivers at the End of Life: �ǣThey Don���t Know What They Don���t Know,�Ǡ
Spiritual Issues in the Care of Dying Patients�ǣ�ǠIt���s OK Between Me and God,"
Ethical Issues
Responding to Requests for Physician-Assisted Suicide: �ǣThese Are Uncharted Waters for Both of Us�Ǡ,"
Palliative Sedation in Dying Patients: �ǣWe Turn to It When Everything Else Hasn���t Worked,�Ǡ
Cross-Cultural and Special Populations Issues
Negotiating Cross-Cultural Issues at the End of Life: �ǣYou Got to Go Where He Lives,�Ǡ
Palliative Care for Latino Patients and Their Families: �ǣWhenever We Prayed, She Wept,"
End-of-Life Care for Homeless Patients: �ǣShe Says She Is There to Help Me in Any Situation,�Ǡ
Palliative Care for Prison Inmates: �ǣDon���t Let Me Die in Prison,"
Settings for Care (Structural Issues)
The Role of Hospice and Other Services: Serving Patients Who May Die Soon and Their Families
Secondary and Tertiary Palliative Care in Hospitals
Withdrawal of Life Support: Intensive Caring at the End of Life
Meeting Palliative Care Needs in Post���Acute Care Settings: �ǣTo Help Them Live Until They Die,�Ǡ
Referring a Patient and Family to High-Quality Palliative Care at the Close of Life: �ǣWe Met a New Personality�ǠWith This Level of Compassion and Empathy,"
Clinician Self-Care
Care of the Dying Doctor: On the Other End of the Stethoscope
Self-Care of Physicians Caring for Patients at the End of Life: �ǣBeing Connected�ǠA Key to My Survival,�Ǡ
Answers to Chapter Questions
Glossary
Index
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