Textbook of Palliative Nursing

ISBN-10: 0195175492

ISBN-13: 9780195175493

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Betty R. Ferrell, Nessa Coyle

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Originally published in 2001, the Textbook of Palliative Nursing has become the standard text for the field of hospice and palliative care nursing. In this new edition, the authors and editors have updated each chapter to ensure that the content is evidence-based and current references are included. They also have retained the important focus on case studies throughout the text and practical, clinically-relevant tables, figures, and other resources. Like the previous edition, this text has an introductory section of the general principles of palliative care followed by a comprehensive section on symptom assessment and management encompassing twenty-one different symptoms. Other key sections include psychosocial support and spiritual care, providing holistic perspective on care of patients facing advanced disease. The text also includes an innovative section on special populations addressing those most in need of palliative care. The textbook is a useful resource for all nurses with the excellent section on end-of-life care across settings. In this new edition, the pediatric palliative care section has been greatly expanded and includes seven separate chapters on pediatric care. It includes a section on "special issues" addressing topics such as ethical considerations, nursing research, and public policy perspectives and concludes with a section presenting models of excellence including six international models. This edition also offers a narrative on dying based on a spouse's perspective. The text includes an appendix with an extensive list of resources for nurses in the field.
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Book details

List price: $110.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/10/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1280
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 7.040
Language: English

Forewords
Contributors
General Principles
Introduction to Palliative Care Nursing Care
Hospice Palliative Care: A Model for Quality End-of-Life Care
Principles of Patient and Family Assessment
Communication in Palliative Care
Symptom Assessment and Management
Pain Assessment
Pain at the End of Life
Fatigue
Anorexia and Cachexia
Nausea and Vomiting
Dysphagia, Xerostomia, and Hiccups
Bowel Management: Constipation, Diarrhea, Obstruction, and Ascites
Hydration, Thirst, and Nutrition
Dyspnea, Death Rattle, and Cough
Urinary Tract Disorders
Lymphedema Management
Skin Disorders: Pressure Ulcers-Assessment and Management
Skin Disorders: Tumor Necrosis, Fistulas, and Stomas
Pruritus, Fever, and Sweats
Neurological Disturbances
Anxiety and Depression
Delirium, Confusion, and Agitation
Sexuality
Clinical Interventions, Economic Outcomes, and Palliative Care
Urgent Syndromes at the End of Life
Sedation for Refractory Symptoms and Terminal Weaning
Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Palliative Care
Psychosocial Support
The Meaning of Hope in the Dying
Bereavement
Supporting Families in Palliative Care
Planning for the Actual Death
Spiritual Care
Spiritual Assessment
Spiritual Care Interventions
Meaning in Illness
Reflecting on the Journey: A Family Caregiver's Personal Perspective
Special Patient Populations
Cultural Considerations in Palliative Care
Elderly Patients
Poor, Homeless, and Underserved Populations
Patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Caring for the Drug-Addicted Patient at the End of Life
End-of-Life Care Across Settings
Improving the Quality of Care Across All Settings
Long-Term Care
Home Care
Hospital-Based Palliative Care
The Intensive Care Unit
The Outpatient Setting
Rehabilitation and Palliative Care
The Emergency Department
The Role of Nursing in Caring for Patients Undergoing Surgery for Advanced Disease
Palliative Chemotherapy and Clinical Trials in Advanced Cancer: The Nurse's Role
Pediatric Palliative Care
Symptom Management in Pediatric Palliative Care
Pediatric Care: The Hospice Perspective
Pediatric Care: Transitioning Goals of Care in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, and In Between
End-of-life Decision Making in Pediatric Oncology
Palliative Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Grief and Bereavement in Pediatric Palliative Care
Pediatric Pain: Knowing the Child Before You
Special Issues for the Nurse in End-of-Life Care
The Experience of the Nurse in End-of-Life Care in the 21st Century
Ethical Considerations
Public Policy and End-of-Life Care: The Nurse's Role
Palliative Care and Requests for Assistance in Dying
Nursing Education
Nursing Research
Models of Excellence and Innovative Community Projects
Delivering Palliative Care in Challenging Settings and to Hard-to-Reach Populations
A Community-Based Approach to Improving the Quality of Life's End
Project Safe Conduct
Harlem Palliative Care Network
International Models of Excellence
Palliative Care in Canada
Palliative Care in Australia and New Zealand
Palliative Care in the United Kingdom
Palliative Care in Europe
Palliative Care in Situations of Conflict
Palliative Care in South America
"A Good Death"
Understanding a Good Death: James's Story
Palliative Care Resource List
Index
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