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Now in its third edition, this landmark textbook has become the key resource for all nurses working in the field of palliative medicine. Edited by renowned nursing experts Betty Ferrell and Nessa Coyle and written by a dynamic team of internationally known authorities in nursing and palliative medicine, the book contains 67 chapters which cover the gamut of the palliative nursing world. The volume's scope is broad to incorporate principles of care from the time of the initial diagnosis of a terminal disease to the end of a patient's life and beyond. Written to complement the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine (Hanks, Oxford, 2009), this text is distinctively developed to highlight the nurse's vital role as part of an integrated palliative care team. Various care settings are discussed including the hospital, ICU, home care, and hospice settings. While the book does provide some information on disease and pathophysiology when appropriate, the chapters focus on the practical aspects of nursing care, including symptom assessment, patient teaching, family support, psychosocial aspects of palliation, and spiritual care. All of the chapters have been completely updated and reorganized to incorporate new research and emerging models of care. This updated volume includes over 10 new chapters, including an extensively update section on international models of palliative care. In addition, there are many new ethics discussions covering a range of topics from pediatric palliative care to the withdrawal of life sustaining treatment. The text is authoritative and fully evidence-based, without ever losing sight of the humanity and sensitivity necessary in palliative nursing.
Betty R. Ferrell, PhD, RN, FAANResearch ScientistDepartment of Nursing Education and Research
City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
Nessa Coyle, RN, MS, FAAN
Pain and Palliative Care ServiceDepartment of Neurology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Table of Contents
|Introduction to Palliative Care Nursing Care|
|Hospice Care in the 21st Century: A Model for Quality End-of-Life Care|
|Hospital-Based Palliative Care|
|Principles of Patient and Family Assessment|
|Communication in Palliative Care: An Essential Competency for Nurses|
|Symptom Assessment and Management|
|Pain at the End of Life|
|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|
|Skin Disorders: Pressure Ulcers-Assessment and Management|
|Skin Disorders: Malignant Wounds, Fistulas, and Stomas|
|Pruritus, Fever, and Sweats|
|Anxiety and Depression|
|Delirium, Confusion, and Agitation|
|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|
|Withdrawal of Life Sustaining Treatment|
|The Meaning of Hope in the Dying|
|The Meaning of Hope in the Dying|
|Supporting Families in Palliative Care|
|Planning for the Actual Death|
|Spiritual Care Interventions|
|Meaning in Illness|
|Special Patient Populations|
|Caring for those with Chronic Illness|
|Cultural Considerations in Palliative Care|
|Poor, Homeless, and Underserved Populations|
|Palliative Care in Psychiatric Illness|
|Patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome: Caring from Diagnosis to Long Term Survival or Death|
|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|
|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 Advanced Practice Nurse|
|The Experience of the Nurse in End-of-Life Care in the 21st Century: Mentoring the Next Generation|
|Public Policy and End-of-Life Care: The Nurse's Role|
|Palliative Care and Requests for Assistance in Dying|
|Teamwork in Palliative Care|
|International Models of Palliative Care|
|International Models of Palliative Care Reflecting Various Stages of National Development|
|Palliative Care in Australia and New Zealand|
|Palliative Care in the United Kingdom Public Policy and End-of-Life Care: The Nurse's Role|
|Palliative Care in Europe|
|Palliative Care in Situations of Conflict|
|Palliative Care in South America|
|Palliative Care in Africa|
|Palliative Care in Japan|
|Conclusion: A Good Death|
|Understanding a Good Death|
|Appendix: Palliative Care Resource List|
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