Palliative Practices An Interdisciplinary Approach

ISBN-10: 0323028217
ISBN-13: 9780323028219
Edition: 2005
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Description: Covering the important aspects of the most common chronic illnesses that cause death, this text discusses symptoms, management, and when to choose palliative interventions.

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Book details

List price: $85.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 3/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Covering the important aspects of the most common chronic illnesses that cause death, this text discusses symptoms, management, and when to choose palliative interventions.

Issues Specific To Palliative Care
Palliative Care Perspectives
Introduction
Definitions
Hospice Care and the Medicare Hospice Benefit
Palliative Care Programs
The Future
Summary
Advance Care Planning
Introduction
Advanced Illness Conversations
Strategies to Improve Communication Quality
Advance Care Planning
Personal Awareness and Self-Care
Summary
Evidence-Based Interventions
Evolution of Evidence-Based Practice
Tools of Evidence-Based Practice
Implementing Evidence-Based Practice
Summary
Pharmacology
Introduction
Pharmacodynamics
Pharmacokinetics
Non-Linear Pharmacokinetics
Dosing Regimens in Pharmacokinetics
Importance of P-450 Enzyme System in Pharmaceutical Management
Ethnicity and Special Populations
P-450 Specific Enzymes
Metabolism Through Glucuronidation
Multiple Drug Transporters
Polypharmacy and Drug Interactions
Pharmacokinetics in Special Populations
Summary
The Interface Of Sleep
Introduction
Normal Sleep
Impaired Sleep and Sleep Disorders
Sleep in the Palliative Care Setting
Factors Associated With Impaired Sleep
Management of Impaired Sleep
Summary
Specific Disease States and Symptom Management
Cardiovascular
Cardiovascular Disease
Pathophysiology of Advanced Heart Failure
Immune System Up-Regulation
Management of HF Symptoms
Prognostic Indicators for Palliative Interventions
Interventions Before Palliation
End-Of-Life Care
Summary
Pulmonary
Introduction
Pulmonary Function Tests
Staging
Common and Frequent Symptoms
Dyspnea
Exacerbations
Monitoring
Pharmacologic Treatment
Nonpharmacologic Treatment
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Anxiety and Depression
Summary
Nephrology
Introduction
Symptom Burden
Common Symptoms
Discussion of Specific Symptoms and Their Management
Advance Care Planning
End-Of-Life and Hospice Care
Discontinuing Dialysis
Future Research
Oncology
Introduction
The Cost of Cancer
Culturally Competent Palliative Practices
Health Disparities
Cellular Pathophysiology of Advanced Cancer
Cancer Staging
Metastatic Sites and Associated Symptoms
Oncologic Emergencies
Hypercalcemia of Malignancy
Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion (SIADH)
Increased Intracranial Pressure
Spinal Cord Compression
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
Treatment-Related Oncologic Emergencies
Symptom Management in Advanced Malignancy
Summary
Cancer Pain
Introduction
Pain Syndromes
Pain Assessment
Treatment
Summary
Neurology
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Huntington's Disease
Summary
The Dying Process, Grief, and Bereavement
Ethical Issues
Introduction
Ethical Issues in the Transition to Palliative Care
Ethical Issues Within Palliative Care
Summary
Cultural and Spiritual Issues
Introduction
Cultural Impacts on Palliative Care
Spiritual Issues in Palliative Care
Summary
The Dying Process
Introduction
Dying in America
Theories on Death and Dying
Dimensions of Dying
Diagnosing Dying
Approaches to Care
Summary
Grief and Bereavement
Introduction
Death and Loss
Types of Grief
Stage Theories
Reactions to Grief
The Impact of Grief
Professional Responsibilities
Assistance
Summary
Answers
Appendixes
Medications by Disorder
Medication Routes and Metabolism
Palliative Care Assessment Tools
Websites

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