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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
|About the Authors||p. xiii|
|The Nature of Suffering and Palliative Care||p. 1|
|Suffering in Special Populations||p. 25|
|Grieving and Suffering||p. 53|
|Ethical Responsibilities and Issues in Palliative Care||p. 77|
|Suffering and Palliative Care at the End of Life||p. 119|
|Acute and Chronic Pain as Sources of Suffering||p. 161|
|Spirituality and Suffering||p. 187|
|The Search for Meaning in Suffering||p. 219|
|The Nurse as Witness to Suffering||p. 247|
|The Role of Healing and Holistic Nursing in Palliation of Suffering||p. 277|
|Conveying Comfort||p. 301|
|Inspiring Hope||p. 327|
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