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

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ISBN-10: 1437716199

ISBN-13: 9781437716191

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Linda L. Emanuel, S. Lawrence Librach

List price: $84.95
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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…    
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Book details

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: 1.892
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