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Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients



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Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients explores the concept of suffering as it relates to nursing practice. This text helps nurses define and recognize various aspects of suffering across the lifespan and within various patient populations while providing guidance in alleviating suffering. Further, Palliative Care Nursing discusses ways nurses as witnesses to suffering can optimize their own coping skills and facilitate personal growth. The text describes nursing interventions to assist those who are suffering, explores spiritual and ethical perspectives on suffering, outlines grief models and how to communicate with individuals who are grieving or suffering, and explores how witnessing suffering impacts nurses' ability to assume the professional role.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
About the Authorsp. xiii
The Nature of Suffering and Palliative Carep. 1
Suffering in Special Populationsp. 25
Grieving and Sufferingp. 53
Ethical Responsibilities and Issues in Palliative Carep. 77
Suffering and Palliative Care at the End of Lifep. 119
Acute and Chronic Pain as Sources of Sufferingp. 161
Spirituality and Sufferingp. 187
The Search for Meaning in Sufferingp. 219
The Nurse as Witness to Sufferingp. 247
The Role of Healing and Holistic Nursing in Palliation of Sufferingp. 277
Conveying Comfortp. 301
Inspiring Hopep. 327
Indexp. 349
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