Textbook of Palliative Nursing

Textbook of Palliative Nursing

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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 are included. 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 a comprehensive section on symptom assessment and management encompassing twenty-one different symptoms. Other key sections include psychosocial support and spiritual care, providing a holistic perspective on care of patients facing advanced disease. The text also includes an innovative section on special 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 paediatric palliative care section has been greatly expanded and includes seven separate chapters on paediatric 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 a narrative on dying based on a spouse's perspective. The text includes an appendix with an extensive list of resources for nurses in the field.
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  • Hardback | 1267 pages
  • 223.5 x 281.9 x 63.5mm | 3,161.57g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Numerous tables and line drawings
  • 0195175492
  • 9780195175493

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In recent years there has been a plethora of books written about palliative care. While some of them have contributed to the body of knowledge of palliative care, none are as thorough, comprehensive, and well-written as this one. Once again the editors, Betty Ferrell and Nessa Coyle, have produced a work that makes a significant contribution to the field of palliative nursing. The second edition has significantly expanded content, and justifies replacement for anyone who previously purchased the first edition. Doody's Notes This is a model of what a medical book should be: science-based but always in touch with the men and women we call patients. Physicians should definitely take a leaf out of this exemplary book. Cancer World
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Table of contents

PART I: GENERAL PRINCIPLES; 1. Introduction to Palliative Care Nursing Care; 2. Hospice Care: A Model for Quality End-of-Life Care; 3. Principles of Patient and Family Assessment; 4. Communication in Palliative Care; 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, Xerostomia and Hiccups; 11. Bowel Management: Constipation, Diarrhoea, Obstruction and Ascites; 12. Hydration, Thirst and Nutrition; 13. Dyspnea, Death Rattle and Cough; 14. Urinary Tract Disorders; 15. Lymphedema Management; 16a Skin Disorders: Pressure Ulcers - Assessment and Management; 16b SKin Disorders: Tumor Necrosis, Fistulas, and Stomas; 17. Pruritis, Fever and Sweats; 18. Neurological Disturbances; 19. Anxiety and Depression; 20. Delirium, Confusion, and Agitation; 21. Sexuality; 22. Clinical Interventions, Economic Outcomes and Palliative Care; 23. Urgent Syndromes at the End of Life; 24. Sedation for Refractory Symptoms and Terminal Weaning; 25. Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Palliative Care; PART III: PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT; 26. The Meaning of Hope in the Dying; 27. Bereavement; 28. Supporting Families in Palliative Care; 29. Planning for the Actual Death; PART IV: SPIRITUAL CARE; 30. Spiritual Assessment; 31. Spiritual Care Interventions; 32. Meaning in Illness; 33. Reflecting on the Journey: A Family Caregiver's Personal Perspective; PART V: SPECIAL PATIENT POPULATIONS; 34. Cultural Considerations in Palliative Care; 35. Elderly Patients; 36. The Poor and Underserved Populations; 37. Patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; 38. Caring for the Drug-Addicted Patient at the End of Life; PART VI: END-OF-LIFE CARE ACROSS SETTINGS; 39. Improving the Quality of Care Across all Settings; 40. Long-term Care; 41. Home Care; 42. Hospital-Based Palliative Care; 43. The Intensive Care Unit; 44. The Outpatient Setting; 45. Rehabilitation and Palliative Care; 46. The Emergency Department; 47. The Role of Nursing in Caring for Patients Undergoing Surgery for Advanced Disease; 48. Palliative Chemotherapy and Clinical Trials in Advanced Cancer: The Nurse's Role; PART VII: PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE; 49. Symptom Management in Pediatric Palliative Care; 50. Pediatric Care: The Hospice Perspective; 51. Pediatric Care: Transitioning Goals of Care in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, and In Between; 52. End-of-Life Decision Making in Pediatric Oncology; 53. Palliative Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; 54. Grief and Bereavement in Pediatric Palliative Care; 55. Pediatric Pain: Knowing the Child Before You; PART VIII: SPECIAL ISSUES FOR THE NURSE IN END-OF-LIFE CARE; 56. The Experience of the Nurse in End-Of-Life Care in the 21st Century; 57. Ethical Considerations; 58. Public Policy and End-of-Life Care: The Nurse's Role; 59. Palliative Care and Requests for Assistance in Dying; 60. Nursing Education; 61. Nursing Research; PART IX: MODELS OF EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY PROJECTS; 62. Delivering Palliative Care in Challenging Settings and to Hard-to-Reach Populations; 63. A Community-Based Approach to Improving the Quality of Life's End; 64. Project Safe Conduct; 65. Harlem Palliative Care Network; 66. International Models of Excellence; PART X: "A GOOD DEATH"; 67. Understanding a "Good Death": James's Story
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