Palliative and End-of-Life Care Clinical Practice Guidelines

ISBN-10: 1416030794
ISBN-13: 9781416030799
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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List price: $70.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 12/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Palliative and End-of-Life Care, 2nd Edition provides clinicians with the guidelines and tools necessary to provide quality, evidenced-based care to patients with life-limiting illness. This text describes the care and management of patients with advanced disease throughout the disease trajectory, extending from diagnosis of advanced disease until death. Four units provide the general principles of palliative and end-of-life care, important concepts, advanced disease management, and clinical practice guidelines. Clinical practice guidelines offer in-depth discussions of the pathophysiology of 19 different symptoms, interventions for specific symptom management (including in-depth rationales), and suggestions for patient and family teaching. 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. New chapters including Advance Care Planning, Ethical Issues, Spiritual Care Across Cultures, Pharmacology, Sleep, and Nutrition. Includes a new appendix on Assessment Tools and Resources for more comprehensive coverage of palliative and end-of-life care.

General Principles in Palliative and End-of-Life Care
The Advanced Practice Nurse in Palliative Care
Palliative and End-of-Life Care
The Dying Process Important Concepts in Palliative and End-of-Life Care
Advance Care Planning and End-of-Life Decision Making
Ethical Issues Surrounding Advanced Disease
Spiritual Care Across Cultures
Pharmacology
Sleep
Nutrition Advanced Disease Management
Cardiovascular Disease
Pulmonary Disease
Hepatic Disease
Chronic Kidney Disease
Neurological Disease
Malignancies
HIV/AIDS Clinical Practice Guidelines
Anxiety
Ascites
Bowel Obstruction
Cachexia and Anorexia
Constipation
Cough
Dehydration
Delirium Acute Confusion
Depression
Diarrhea
Dyspnea
Fatigue
Hiccups
Lymphedema
Nausea and Vomiting
Pain
Palliative Care Emergencies
Pruritis
Ulcerative Lesions Appendices
Caregiver Resources
Assessment Tools

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