Practical Guide to Palliative Care

ISBN-10: 0781763436

ISBN-13: 9780781763431

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jerry L. Old, Daniel L. Swagerty

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List price: $79.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 5/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Jerry L. Old, M.D. is a Board Certified Family Physician in private practice in Arkansas City, Kansas. He is on the volunteer faculty of The University of Kansas School of Medicine, former chief of staff at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center & is a sought-after speaker on the subject of aging in America.

The Palliative Care Approach
Philosophy-From "Cure" to "Comfort"
The Transition from "Diagnose and Treat" to "Palliate"
Historical Perspective: What Has Changed?
Cultural Diversity In End-Of-Life Care
Planning for Diverse Populations
African American Culture & End-of-Life
Hispanic Views on Death & Dying
Understanding the Jewish Culture
Mourning in the Asian Culture
Death Practices in the Muslim Culture
Building Cultural Bridges with Other Cultures
Approach To The Patient
Delivering Bad News
The Family Conference
Dealing with Anger
The Spiritual Assessment
Giving Realistic Hope
The "DNR" or "AND" Discussion in Seriously Ill Patients
Advanced Directives in Health Care
Decision-Making Ability
Goal Setting
The Hospice Conversation
Telling the Children
What if a Patient Asked You to Pray?
Death Pronouncement
Completing the Death Certificate
Informing Significant Others of a Patient's Death
Writing a Condolence Letter
Caring for the Family
Predicting Life Expectancy
"How Long Do I Have?"
Guidelines for Hospice
Physician Prediction of Life Expectancy
Palliative Performance Score
Delivery Of Palliative Care
The Hospital Palliative Care Unit
Consulting in the Hospital
Hospice in Delivery of Palliative Care
Terminal Care
The Syndrome of Imminent Death
Near Death Awareness (NDA)
Terminal Delirium
Nonpain Symptom Management
Tips for Maximizing Chances of Success
Dyspnea, Air Hunger, Shortness of Air
Oral Care Basics
Pain Control
Myths About Opioid Use
Legal Liability of UnderTreating Pain
Principles of Pain Management
Assessment of Pain
Converting One Opioid to Another (Equianalgesic Dosing)
Opioid Dose Escalation
Managing Opioid Side Effects
Opioid Withdrawal
Hydrocodone for Pain
Oxycodone for Pain
Palliative Interventions
Tube Feeding in Palliative Care
Palliative Chemotherapy
Palliative Radiation
"Response Rate" in Cancer Chemotherapy
Ventilator Withdrawal
Bowel Obstruction
Treating the "Death Rattle"
Aggressive Wound Management
The Palliative Pediatric Patient
Children and Death
Neonatal Population
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Pediatric Withdrawal of Life Support
The Dying Adolescent
Documentation in Palliative Care
Coding & Billing for Hospice/Palliative Care
Ethics At The End Of Life
Ethics & Legal Issues
Hastened Death: The Rule of Double Effect
When to Stop-Medical Futility
Caring for Yourself and Avoiding Burnout
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