Palliative Care Core Skills and Clinical Competencies, Expert Consult Online and Print

ISBN-10: 1437716199

ISBN-13: 9781437716191

Edition: 2nd 2011

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Find out all you need to know about providing high-quality care to patients with serious illnesses from the 2nd edition of Palliative Care: Core Skills and Clinical Competencies. Drs. Linda L. Emanuel and S. Lawrence Librach, leaders in the field, address the clinical, physical, psychological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions that are integral to the care of the whole patient. They give you a broad understanding of the core clinical skills and competencies needed to effectively approach patient assessment, care of special populations, symptom control, ethical issues, and more. Clearly written in a user-friendly, high-yield format with convenient online access, this resource is your ultimate guidebook to the burgeoning practice of palliative medicine. Improve your pain management and symptom management skills with a better understanding of best practices in palliative care.Quickly review specific treatment protocols for both malignant and non-malignant illnesses, including HIV/AIDS, heart failure, renal failure, pulmonary disease, and neurodegenerative disease.Better understand and manage the common and unique challenges associated with delivering palliative care in various social settings, such as the ICU, hospice, and the home; and to diverse populations, such as children, elders, and vulnerable members of society. Expand your knowledge of palliative care issues with new chapters on Veterans, Special Populations, Prognostication, Delirium, Working with Families, Wound Care, Home Care, and Dealing with Economic Hardship.Find the information you need quickly and easily with a templated, high-yield format.Search the complete text online and access a drug formulary at, along with billing and coding information.Emanuel and Librach provide a practical guide that covers all aspects of the palliative care spectrum
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List price: $84.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 4/27/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 752
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Palliative Care: A Quiet Revolution in Patient Care
Comprehensive Assessment
Communication Skills
Negotiating Goals of Care: Changing Goals along the Trajectory of Illness
Multiple Symptoms and Multiple Illnesses
Anorexia/Cachexia and Fatigue
Depression & Anxiety
Urinary Incontinence
Working with Families
Wound Care
Loss, Bereavement, and Adaptation
Understanding and Respecting Cultural Differences
Dignity Therapy
Advance Care Planning
Responding to Requests for Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide
Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Therapies
Last Hours of Living
Legal and Ethical Issues in the US
Heart Failure
Kidney Failure
Gastrointestinal Malignancies
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Palliative Interventional Therapy
Care of Patients with Dementia (Delete content on incontinence and falls)
Pulmonary Palliative Medicine
Pediatric Palliative Care
Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit
Emergency Medicine and Palliative Care
Veterans and Vulnerable Populations
Treating Special Populations (chronic psych illnesses, homeless)
The Interdisciplinary Team
Palliative Care Nursing
Social Workers
Spiritual Care
Palliative Care in Long-Term Care Settings
Home Care
Integrating Palliative Care into Disease Management
Palliative Care Services and Programs (including new content on quality)
Physician and End of Life Care
The Economic Burden of End-of-Life Illness
Dealing with Economic Hardship/Impact
Palliative Care in Developing Countries
Reimbursement Mechanisms
Online Resources for Palliative & End of Life Care
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