9781582556604

End-of-Life Care: A Nurse's Guide to Compassionate Care

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  • ISBN13:

    9781582556604

  • ISBN10:

    1582556601

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-05-09
  • Publisher: LWW

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Summary

This sensitively written book offers a wealth of insight and practical advice for nurses in every specialty and setting providing end-of-life care. Nurses will learn how to address patients' spiritual concerns, ensure that physical needs are met, help patients maintain their dignity, and provide emotional support to grieving families. Nurses will also learn how to cope with their own feelings about dying and end-of-life care. Coverage includes stages of dying, nursing interventions for palliative care, pain control, alternative therapies, physical and psychological signs of grieving, and more. Vignette insights from the well-known end-of-life specialist Joy Ufema offer advice on giving compassionate care.

Table of Contents

Contributors and consultants vii
PART ONE Understanding end-of-life care 1(46)
1 Concepts of palliative care
2(12)
2 Essential communication skills
14(9)
3 Ethical considerations
23(11)
4 Legal considerations
34(13)
PART TWO Caring for patients 47(148)
5 Evidence-based care
48(12)
6 Palliative drug therapy
60(18)
7 Psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural care
78(20)
8 Patients with cancer
98(31)
9 Patients with heart failure
129(12)
10 Patients with neurologic disease
141(15)
11 Patients with pulmonary disease
156(14)
12 Patients with renal disease
170(13)
13 Care of a dying child
183(12)
PART THREE Helping the family 195(72)
14 Family and caregiver care
196(15)
15 Support systems
211(11)
16 When death nears
222(11)
17 Bereavement care
233(20)
18 Issues in acute care setting
253(14)
PART FOUR Supporting the staff 267(35)
19 Documenting care
268(12)
20 Living with dying
280(22)
Caregiver resources 302(1)
Selected references 303(2)
Index 305

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