Textbook of Palliative Nursing

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-11-10
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Originally published in 2001, the Textbook of Palliative Nursing has become the standard text for the field of hospice and palliative care nursing. In this new edition, the authors and editors have updated each chapter to ensure that the content is evidence-based and current references areincluded. They also have retained the important focus on case studies throughout the text and practical, clinically-relevant tables, figures, and other resources. Like the previous edition, this text has an introductory section of the general principles of palliative care followed by acomprehensive section on symptom assessment and management encompassing twenty-one different symptoms. Other key sections include psychosocial support and spiritual care, providing holistic perspective on care of patients facing advanced disease. The text also includes an innovative section onspecial populations addressing those most in need of palliative care. The textbook is a useful resource for all nurses with the excellent section on end-of-life care across settings. In this new edition, the pediatric palliative care section has been greatly expanded and includes seven separatechapters on pediatric care. It includes a section on "special issues" addressing topics such as ethical considerations, nursing research, and public policy perspectives and concludes with a section presenting models of excellence including six international models. This edition also offers anarrative on dying based on a spouse's perspective. The text includes an appendix with an extensive list of resources for nurses in the field.

Table of Contents

Forewordsp. v
Contributorsp. xv
General Principles
Introduction to Palliative Care Nursing Carep. 5
Hospice Palliative Care: A Model for Quality End-of-Life Carep. 13
Principles of Patient and Family Assessmentp. 47
Communication in Palliative Carep. 67
Symptom Assessment and Management
Pain Assessmentp. 97
Pain at the End of Lifep. 131
Fatiguep. 155
Anorexia and Cachexiap. 169
Nausea and Vomitingp. 177
Dysphagia, Xerostomia, and Hiccupsp. 195
Bowel Management: Constipation, Diarrhea, Obstruction, and Ascitesp. 219
Hydration, Thirst, and Nutritionp. 239
Dyspnea, Death Rattle, and Coughp. 249
Urinary Tract Disordersp. 265
Lymphedema Managementp. 285
Skin Disorders: Pressure Ulcers-Assessment and Managementp. 301
Skin Disorders: Tumor Necrosis, Fistulas, and Stomasp. 329
Pruritus, Fever, and Sweatsp. 345
Neurological Disturbancesp. 365
Anxiety and Depressionp. 375
Delirium, Confusion, and Agitationp. 401
Sexualityp. 421
Clinical Interventions, Economic Outcomes, and Palliative Carep. 429
Urgent Syndromes at the End of Lifep. 443
Sedation for Refractory Symptoms and Terminal Weaningp. 467
Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Palliative Carep. 491
Psychosocial Support
The Meaning of Hope in the Dyingp. 513
Bereavementp. 531
Supporting Families in Palliative Carep. 545
Planning for the Actual Deathp. 561
Spiritual Care
Spiritual Assessmentp. 581
Spiritual Care Interventionsp. 595
Meaning in Illnessp. 605
Reflecting on the Journey: A Family Caregiver's Personal Perspectivep. 617
Special Patient Populations
Cultural Considerations in Palliative Carep. 623
Elderly Patientsp. 635
Poor, Homeless, and Underserved Populationsp. 661
Patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndromep. 671
Caring for the Drug-Addicted Patient at the End of Lifep. 713
End-of-Life Care Across Settings
Improving the Quality of Care Across All Settingsp. 725
Long-Term Carep. 759
Home Carep. 771
Hospital-Based Palliative Carep. 787
The Intensive Care Unitp. 817
The Outpatient Settingp. 835
Rehabilitation and Palliative Carep. 847
The Emergency Departmentp. 861
The Role of Nursing in Caring for Patients Undergoing Surgery for Advanced Diseasep. 871
Palliative Chemotherapy and Clinical Trials in Advanced Cancer: The Nurse's Rolep. 881
Pediatric Palliative Care
Symptom Management in Pediatric Palliative Carep. 895
Pediatric Care: The Hospice Perspectivep. 909
Pediatric Care: Transitioning Goals of Care in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, and In Betweenp. 925
End-of-life Decision Making in Pediatric Oncologyp. 945
Palliative Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unitp. 959
Grief and Bereavement in Pediatric Palliative Carep. 975
Pediatric Pain: Knowing the Child Before Youp. 991
Special Issues for the Nurse in End-of-Life Care
The Experience of the Nurse in End-of-Life Care in the 21st Centuryp. 1011
Ethical Considerationsp. 1031
Public Policy and End-of-Life Care: The Nurse's Rolep. 1055
Palliative Care and Requests for Assistance in Dyingp. 1067
Nursing Educationp. 1077
Nursing Researchp. 1093
Models of Excellence and Innovative Community Projects
Delivering Palliative Care in Challenging Settings and to Hard-to-Reach Populationsp. 1109
A Community-Based Approach to Improving the Quality of Life's Endp. 1119
Project Safe Conductp. 1129
Harlem Palliative Care Networkp. 1139
International Models of Excellencep. 1147
Palliative Care in Canadap. 1147
Palliative Care in Australia and New Zealandp. 1159
Palliative Care in the United Kingdomp. 1165
Palliative Care in Europep. 1176
Palliative Care in Situations of Conflictp. 1188
Palliative Care in South Americap. 1194
"A Good Death"
Understanding a Good Death: James's Storyp. 1209
Palliative Care Resource Listp. 1217
Indexp. 1221
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