Textbook of Palliative Nursing

Textbook of Palliative Nursing

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The Textbook of Palliative Nursing is a new resourse for nurses working in the emerging field of palliative care. Incorporating principles of palliative care throughout the course of a chronic progressive incurable disease rather than only at the end of life, the volume's scope is broad. The content, contributed by over eighty national and international nursing experts, and divided into 16 parts and 61 chapters, covers the world of palliative care nursing across all settings. The needs of special populations are addressed, including paediatric patients, the elderly, the cognitively impared, the poor and under-served, homeless, and those with AIDS. Clinical assesment, symptom management, spirituality, the meaning of hope at the end of life, issues of truth telling, ethics and research are just some of the areas that are covered in the text.show more

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  • Paperback | 876 pages
  • 220.5 x 286 x 46.7mm | 2,428.51g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous black & white photgraphs and line illustrations
  • 0195135741
  • 9780195135749

Table of contents

PART I: GENERAL PRINCIPLES; 1. Introduction to palliative care; 2. Principles of hospice care; 3. Context of palliative care in progressive illness; 4. Principles of patient and family assessment; PART II: SYMPTOM ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT; 5. Pain assessment; 6. Pain at the end of life; 7. Fatigue; 8. Anorexia and cachexia; 9. Nausea and vomiting; 10. Dysphagia, hiccups and dry mouth; 11. Bowel movement; 12. Hydration, thirst, nutrition; 13. Dyspnea, cough and death rattle; 14. Urinary tract disorders; 15. Lymphedema; 16. Skin disorders; 17. Pruritus, fever, sweats; 18. Neurological disturbances; 19. Anxiety and depression; 20. Delirium, confusion, agitation; 21. Sexuality; 22. Clinical interventions, economic outcomes and palliative care; PART III: PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT; 23. Establishing goals: communication traps and treatment lane changes; 24. The meaning of hope in dying; 25. Bereavement; 26. Supporting families; 27. Complementary therapies; 28. Planning for the actual death; PART IV: SPIRITUAL CARE; 29. Spiritual assessment; 30. Spiritual interventions; 31. Meaning in illness; 32. The role of the nurse chaplain: a personal reflection; PART V: SPECIAL PATIENT POPULATIONS; 33. Elderly patients; 34. Pediatric patients; 35. The poor and underserved; 36. Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); PART VI: END-OF-LIFE CARE ACROSS SETTINGS; 37. Improving the quality of care across all settings; 38. Long term care; 39. Home care; 40. Pediatric care: the hospice perspective; 41. Pediatric care: the inpatient/ICU perspective; 42. Hospital care; 43. The intensive care unit; 44. Outpatient setting; 45. Rehabilitation; PART VII: SPECIAL ISSUES FOR THE NURSE IN END-OF-LIFE CARE; 46. The nurse's role: the world of palliative care nursing; 47. Ethical considerations; 48. Public policy and end of life care: the nurse's role; 49. Nursing education; 50. Nursing research; PART VIII: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; 51. South Africa; 52. Zimbabwe; 53. China; 54. India; 55. Japan; 56. Taiwan; 57. Australia and New Zealand; 58. Great Britain; 59. Ireland; 60. Israel; 61. Canada; 62. South America: Argentina; 63. South America: Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay; PART XI: "A GOOD DEATH"; 64. Narratives of dying aimed at understanding a 'good Death': a spouse's story; Appendix: pain and palliative care resourcesshow more

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The specialty of palliative care nursing is slowly achieving the status and recognition it has so long deserved, and the publication of the Textbook of Palliative Nursing is a landmark along that road... This is a very impressive book with an absolute wealth of information... Overall, this is a valuable reference and there are many sections that I will go back and read again. This book is a celebration of what nurses can do in palliative care, how much they can contribute to the interdisciplinary team to improve the care and quality of life of our patients. Ferrell and Coyle should be congratulated on their achievement and I would recommend the Textbook of Palliative Nursing as a worthy addition to the library shelf of any palliative care service. IAHPC Websiteshow more

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