The Textbook of Palliative Nursing is an international resource for nurses in the emerging field of palliative care. Throughout the text, the editors focus on the priniples of palliative care throughout the course of a chronic progressive incurable disease rather than only at the end of life. The scope is broad and the content, contributed by over 80 national and international nurse experts, covers the world of palliative care nursing across many different settings. Included are long term care, home care, hospice, acute care settings, intensive care units and out patient/ office settings. The needs of special populations are addressed, including, pediatrics, the elderly, the cognitively impaired, the poor and under-served, the homeless, and those with AIDS. Assessment, symptom management, spirituality, the meaning of hope at end-of-life, special issues for nurses who provide end-of-life care, issues of truth telling, and ethical issues are all addressed.
Table of Contents
Part I:General Principles 1. Introduction to Palliative Nursing Care, Nessa Coyle 2. Hospice Care: A Model for Quality End-of-Life Care, Kathleen A. Egan and Mary J. Labyak 3. The Context of Palliative Care in Progressive Illness, Alicia Super 4. Principles of Patient and Family Assessment, Elaine Glass, Douglas Cluxton, Patrice Rancour Part II: Symptom Assessment and Management 5. Pain Assessment, Regina Fink and Rose Gates 6. Pain at the End of Life, Judith A. Paice and Perry G. Fine 7. Fatigue, Grace E. Dean and Paula R. Anderson 8. Anorexia and Cachexia, Charles Kemp 9. Nausea and Vomiting, Cynthia King 10. Dysphagia, Dry Mouth, and Hiccups, Constance M. Dahlin and Tessa Goldsmith 11. Bowel Management: Constipation, Diarrhea, Obstruction, and Ascites, Denice Caraccia Economou 12. Hydration, Thirst, and Nutrition, Pamela Kedziera 13. Dyspnea, Death Rattle, and Cough, Deborah Dudgeon 14. Urinary Tract Disorders, Mikel Gray and Fern G. Campbell 15. Lymphedema, Jean K. Smith and Anne Zobec 16. Skin Disorders, Barbara M. Bates-Jensen, Lynne Early, Susie Seaman 17. Pruritus, Fever, and Sweats, Michelle Rhiner and Neal E. Slatkin 18. Neurological Disturbances, Judith A. Paice 19. Anxiety and Depression, Jeannie V. Pasacreta, Pamela A. Minarik, and Leslie Nield-Anderson 20. Delirium, Confusion, Agitation, and Restlessness, Kim K. Kuebler, Nancy English, and Debra E. Heidrich 21. Sexuality, Margaret Lamb 22. Clinical Interventions, Economic Outcomes, and Palliative Care, Patrick J. Coyne, Laurie Lyckholm, Thomas J. Smith Part III: Psychosocial Support 23. Establishing Goals: Communication Traps and Treatment Lane Changes, Linda J. Kristjanson 24. The Meaning of Hope in the Dying, Mary Ersek 25. Bereavement, Inge B. Corless 26. Supporting Families in Palliative Care, Betty Davies 27. Complementary Therapies, Hob Osterlund and Patricia Beirne 28. Planning for the Actual Death, Patricia Berry and Julie Griffie Part IV: Spiritual Care 29. Spiritual Assessment, Elizabeth Johnston Taylor 30. Spiritual Care Interventions, Charles Kemp 31. Meaning in Illness, Tami Borneman and Katherine Brown-Saltzman 32. The Role of the Nurse Chaplain: A Personal Reflection, Carol Wenzl Part V: Special Patient Populations 33. Elderly Patients, Susan Derby and Sean O'Mahony 34. End-of-life Decision Making in Pediatric Oncology, Pamela S. Hinds, Linda Oakes, and Wayne Furman 35. The Poor and Underserved, Anne Hughes 36. Patients with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Deborah Witt Sherman Part VI: End-of-Life Care Across Settings 37. Improving the Quality of Care Across All Settings, Marilyn Bookbinder 38. Long-Term Care, Sarah A. Wilson 39. Home Care, Paula Milone-Nuzzo and Ruth McCorkle 40. Pediatric Care: The Hospice Perspective, Lizabeth H. Sumner 41. Pediatric Care: The Inpatient/ICU Perspective, Marcia Levetown 42. Hospital Care, Marie Bakitas Whedon 43. The Intensive Care Unit, Kathleen Puntillo and Daphne Stannard 44. The Outpatient Setting, Anna R. Du Pen and Jeanne Robison 45. Rehabilitation, Kathleen Michael Part VII: Special Issues for the Nurse in End-of-Life Care 46. The Nurse's Role: The World of Palliative Care Nursing, Mary L.S. Vachon 47. Ethical Considerations, Karen J. Stanley and Lauri Zoloth-Dorfman