Palliative Care Nursing

Palliative Care Nursing
Author: Kathleen Ouimet Perrin,Caryn A. Sheehan,Mertie L. Potter
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2011-02-14
ISBN 10: 0763773840
ISBN 13: 9780763773847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palliative Care Nursing Book Review:

Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients explores the concept of suffering as it relates to nursing practice. This text helps practicing nurses and students define and recognize various aspects of suffering across the life span and within various patient populations while providing guidance in alleviating suffering. In addition, it examines spiritual and ethical perspectives on suffering and discusses how witnessing suffering impacts nurses' ability to assume the professional role. Further, the authors discuss ways nurses as witnesses to suffering can optimize their own coping skills and facilitate personal growth. Rich in case studies, pictures, and reflections on nursing practice and life experiences, Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients delves into key topics such as how to identify when a patient is suffering, whether they are coping, sources of coping facades, what to do to ease suffering, and how to convey the extent of suffering to members of the healthcare team.

LGBTQ Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care

LGBTQ Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care
Author: Kimberly D. Acquaviva
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN 10: 1939594162
ISBN 13: 9781939594167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LGBTQ Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care Book Review:

This is the only handbook for hospice and palliative care professionals looking to enhance their care delivery or their programs with LGBTQ-inclusive care. Anchored in the evidence, extensively referenced, and written in clear, easy-to-understand language, LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care provides clear, actionable strategies for hospice and palliative physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, and chaplains.

Textbook of Palliative Medicine

Textbook of Palliative Medicine
Author: Eduardo Bruera,Irene Higginson,Charles F von Gunten
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2009-01-30
ISBN 10: 0340966246
ISBN 13: 9780340966242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Palliative Medicine Book Review:

Textbook of Palliative Medicine provides an alternative, truly international approach to this rapidly growing specialty. This textbook fills a niche with its evidence-based, multi-professional approach and global perspective ensured by the international team of editors and contributing authors. In the absence of an international curriculum for the study of palliative medicine, this textbook provides essential guidance for those both embarking upon a career in palliative medicine or already established in the field, and the structure and content have been constructed very much with this in mind. With an emphasis on providing a service anywhere in the world, including the important issue of palliative care in the developing nations, Textbook of Palliative Medicine offers a genuine alternative to the narrative approach of its competitors, and is an ideal complement to them. It is essential reading for all palliative care physicians in training and in practice, as well as palliative care nurses and other health professionals in the palliative care team

Palliative Care

Palliative Care
Author: Linda L. Emanuel,S. Lawrence Librach
Publsiher: W B Saunders Company
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781437716191
ISBN 13: 1437716199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palliative Care Book Review:

Find out all you need to know about providing high-quality care to patients with serious illnesses from the 2nd edition. Drs. Linda L. Emanuel and S. Lawrence Librach, leaders in the field, address the clinical, physical, psychological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions that are integral to the care of the whole patient. They give you a broad understanding of the core clinical skills and competencies needed to effectively approach patient assessment, care of special populations, symptom control, ethical issues, and more. Better understand and manage the common and unique challenges associated with delivering palliative care in various social settings, such as the ICU, hospice, and the home; and to diverse populations, such as children, elders, and vulnerable members of society. Emanuel and Librach provide a practical guide that covers all aspects of the palliative care spectrum.

Palliative Medicine

Palliative Medicine
Author: Doreen Oneschuk,Neil Hagen,Neil MacDonald
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN 10: 0191628735
ISBN 13: 9780191628733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palliative Medicine Book Review:

Palliative care is now an integral part of the undergraduate medical curriculum. Medical education across the board is adopting a case-based approach. This book uses a series of cases to illustrate critical points in palliative medicine. The case-studies have been carefully chosen to reflect real life clinical practice. The contributors illustrate, through the case studies, the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge required in this field of medicine. Since publication of the second edition, many approaches to palliative care have been further refined and developed. Ongoing research has led to the improved use of existing medications, and the development of several new treatments. More is known about the psychosocial existential distress experienced by patients and their families resulting in an improved understanding by health care providers of how best to approach and assist those affected by advanced illness, and more is known about methadone and other medications with emerging uses. The third edition of this highly popular book continues to offer a panoramic view of palliative care. It introduces a number of new topics including Neurological Disorders, The Last Days, and Palliative Sedation.

Conversations on Dying

Conversations on Dying
Author: Phil Dwyer
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-04-16
ISBN 10: 1459731956
ISBN 13: 9781459731950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations on Dying Book Review:

The story of the end-of-life experience of a palliative care physician who helped thousands of patients to die well. We all die. Most of us spend the majority of our lives ignoring this uncomfortable truth, but Dr. Larry Librach dedicated his life and his career to helping his patients navigate their final journey. Then, in April 2013, Larry was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. Unlike the majority of us, Larry knew the death he wanted. He wanted to die at home, surrounded by his family: his wife of forty years, his children, and his grandchildren. He did. He was peaceful and calm at the end. Larry proved that the “good death” isn’t a myth. It can be done, and he showed us how. Ever the teacher, Larry made his last journey a teachable moment on how to die the best death possible, even with a pernicious disease. As hard as it is to guide patients toward dying well, it is far harder to live those precepts day by day as the clock ticks down to one’s own death, but Larry, together with author Phil Dwyer, chronicled his final journey with courage and humour.

Drugs in Palliative Care

Drugs in Palliative Care
Author: Andrew Dickman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2012-09-27
ISBN 10: 0199660395
ISBN 13: 9780199660391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drugs in Palliative Care Book Review:

This is a practical, easily accessible A-Z of the common drugs encountered in palliative care.

Pediatric Palliative Care Global Perspectives

Pediatric Palliative Care  Global Perspectives
Author: Caprice Knapp,Vanessa Madden,Susan Fowler-Kerry
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2012-01-02
ISBN 10: 9400725701
ISBN 13: 9789400725706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Palliative Care Global Perspectives Book Review:

The first of its kind, this book describes pediatric palliative care in more than 23 countries. Each region in the world is covered and countries included are both resource poor and rich. Authors are multidisciplinary and regarded nationally and internationally in their field. Clinicians, advocates, policymakers, funders, and researchers will learn how programs were developed and implemented in each country. Authors describe children for whom pediatric palliative care is needed and provided for in their country. When applicable, a brief history of pediatric palliative care is included noting especially policy changes and legislative acts. For example, the chapter on Poland describes how pediatric palliative care grew from the Catholic church into a national movement spearheaded by several health care workers. The Pole national spirit that brought them through a change in political regime has also been a driving force in the pediatric palliative care movement. The chapter on South Africa, for example, illustrates how a resource poor country has been able to leverage philanthropic and government funding to make its dream of having an infrastructure of pediatric palliative care a reality. These are just a few examples of the inspiring stories that are included in this book. Readers from countries who wish to start a pediatric palliative care program, or advance an existing program, will learn valuable lessons from others who have faced similar barriers. Introduction and concluding chapters highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the modern pediatric palliative care movement.

Palliative Care

Palliative Care
Author: Heather Campbell
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780273760627
ISBN 13: 0273760629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palliative Care Book Review:

This easy-to-use guide provides a quick reference to the principles of palliative and end-of-life care for adults, to help you enable your patients to not only die peacefully but also live until they die. The Nursing & Health Survival Guides have evolved - take a look at our our app for iPhone and iPad.

Music Therapy in Palliative Care

Music Therapy in Palliative Care
Author: David Aldridge
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 175
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781853027390
ISBN 13: 1853027391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Therapy in Palliative Care Book Review:

Within the last decade music therapists have developed their work with people who have life-threatening illnesses and with those who are dying. This book presents some of that work from music therapists working in different approaches, in different countries, showing how valuable the inclusion of music therapy in palliative care has already proved to be. It is important for the dying, or those with terminal illness, that approaches are used which integrate the physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of their being. The contributors to this book emphasize the importance of working not only with the patient but with the ward situation, friends and family members. By offering patients the chance to be creative they become something other than patients - they become expressive beings, and there is an intimacy in music therapy that is important for those who are suffering. Many of the contributors write in their own personal voice, providing a particular insight which will be valuable not only to other music therapists seeking to enrich their own ways of working, but to all those involved in caring for the sick and the dying. Contributors describe their work with both children and adults living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases.

Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care

Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care
Author: Joanne Wolfe,Pamela S. Hinds,Barbara M. Sourkes
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1437702627
ISBN 13: 9781437702620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care Book Review:

The Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care, by Dr. Joanne Wolfe, et al., aims to inform interdisciplinary teams about palliative care of children with life-threatening illness. It addresses critical domains such as language and communication, symptoms and quality of life, and the spectrum of life-threatening illnesses in great depth. This comprehensive product takes a first-of-its-kind team approach to the unique needs of critically ill children. It shows how a collaborative, interdisciplinary care strategy benefits patients and their families. If you deal with the complex care of critically ill children, this reference provides a uniquely integrated perspective on complete and effective Apply interdisciplinary perspectives to provide the most comprehensive care. Care for patients and their families with an integrated approach designed to address physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Focus on the self-care of clinicians in order to be more expert in direct patient care. Understand the importance of linking community palliative care with hospital-based palliative care. Access the full text online with regular updates along with a host of valuable resources such as education modules, research articles, patient handouts, and audio/visual materials. Implement consistent terminology for use by the entire palliative care team. Reflects the collaborative approach necessary to provide optimal care for children and their families

Neonatal Palliative Care for Nurses

Neonatal Palliative Care for Nurses
Author: Alexandra Mancini,Jayne Price,Tara Kerr-Elliott
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN 10: 9783030318765
ISBN 13: 3030318761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neonatal Palliative Care for Nurses Book Review:

This textbook details the nursing care of babies with life limiting conditions and sets the context within the philosophy of internationally collaborative neonatal palliative care emphasising emotional and practical support for their families. Currently, increasing interest from nursing and medical fields regarding palliative care for babies in the antenatal and neonatal period is evident. This innovative and unique text provides experienced nurses and student nurses alike with realistic guidance in caring for babies with palliative care needs, alongside the crucial support for their families and identifies important strategies for professional self care. Nursing experts in this field collaborated to develop a reference book which supports holistic and integrated clinical practice. Parents’ experiences of what they consider helpful or not so helpful are interwoven throughout the chapter. There is currently no other textbook which offers the above information and guidance specifically for nurses and allied health professionals. As such this book will appeal to all nurses and health professionals working within the neonatal palliative care specialty in a global context.

Research Methods in Palliative Care

Research Methods in Palliative Care
Author: Julia M Addington-Hall
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2007-06-07
ISBN 10: 0198530250
ISBN 13: 9780198530251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Palliative Care Book Review:

Palliative and end of life care are concerned with the physical, social, psychological and spiritual care of people with advanced disease. It currently has a poorly developed research base, but the need to improve this is increasingly recognised. One of the reasons for the lack of research - and the variable quality of the research that is undertaken - is the difficulty of conducting research with very ill and bereaved people. Standard and well-established research methods mayneed to be adapted to work in this context. This means that existing research methods textbooks may be of limited use to palliative care practitioners seeking to do research for the first time, or to more experienced researchers wanting to apply their knowledge in palliative care settings.This research methods textbook is the first to be written specifically for palliative care. It has been edited by four experienced palliative care academics with acknowledged expertise and international reputations in this field. It encompasses methods used in both clinical and health services research in palliative care, with sections on clinical, epidemiological, survey and qualitative research, as well as a section covering skills needed in any research project. Each chapter providesreaders with an up to date overview of the research method in question, an understanding of its applicability to palliative care and of the particular challenges of using it in this setting. It is essential reading for all palliative care researchers.

Ethics in Palliative Care

Ethics in Palliative Care
Author: Robert C. Macauley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 0199313946
ISBN 13: 9780199313945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics in Palliative Care Book Review:

No specialty faces more diverse and challenging ethical dilemmas than palliative medicine. What is the best way to plan ahead for the end of life? How should physicians respond when patients refuse treatments likely to be beneficial, or demand treatments not likely to be? Who makes medical decisions for patients who are too ill to decide for themselves? Do patients have the "right to die" (and, if so, what exactly does that mean)? In this volume noted palliative care physician and bioethicist Robert C. Macauley addresses a broad range of issues from historical, legal, clinical, and ethical perspectives. Clinically nuanced and philosophically rigorous, Ethics in Palliative Care analyzes hot-button subjects like physician assisted dying and euthanasia, as well as often overlooked topics such as pediatric palliative care, organ donation, palliative care research, and moral distress. Drawing on real cases yet written in non-technical language, this complete guide will appeal to both medical professionals and lay readers.

Palliative Care

Palliative Care
Author: Jean Lugton,Rosemary McIntyre
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0443074585
ISBN 13: 9780443074585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palliative Care Book Review:

This work looks at various issues in palliative care, such as the support process in palliative care, spiritual issues and body image and sexuality, and the nurse's role in it.

Pain Management and Palliative Care

Pain Management and Palliative Care
Author: Kimberly A. Sackheim
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2015-12-09
ISBN 10: 1493924621
ISBN 13: 9781493924622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pain Management and Palliative Care Book Review:

This comprehensive book covers the knowledge needed to diagnosis and treat patients with acute and chronic pain. Sections dedicated to patient evaluation, medication management, treating patients with more complex circumstances and interventional management provide clinically-relevant information on an array of topics relevant to both the generalist and specialist. Some sections being organized in a diagnosis based approach help to focus on these topics and serve as a quick reference. A practical and easy-to-use guide, Pain Management and Palliative Care provides a broad foundation on pain assessment and management and is an invaluable daily companion for those managing patients experiencing pain.

Essentials of Palliative Care

Essentials of Palliative Care
Author: Nalini Vadivelu,Alan David Kaye,Jack M. Berger
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2012-11-27
ISBN 10: 9781461451631
ISBN 13: 1461451639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Palliative Care Book Review:

Essentials of Palliative Care is a to-the-point, clinically oriented resource for all members of the multidisciplinary palliative care team and trainees. It covers practical clinical topics, including assessment of the patient and pain and symptom management, and practical non-medical topics central to providing effective palliative care, including psychological management, guidance on how to help patients and their families through the many healthcare decision points they face, and sensitivity to the goals and culture of the patient. Review questions, with detailed answers, provide a convenient way for readers to test their knowledge. Features: · Concise, comprehensive, clinically focused · Multiple choice review questions, with detailed answers · Expert contributors from leading institutions · Coordination of care by palliative care team a major focus

Palliative Care for Infants Children and Adolescents

Palliative Care for Infants  Children  and Adolescents
Author: Brian S. Carter,Marcia Levetown,Sarah E. Friebert
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 539
Release: 2011-10-15
ISBN 10: 1421401495
ISBN 13: 9781421401492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palliative Care for Infants Children and Adolescents Book Review:

There are few things requiring more expertise, delicacy, and compassion than caring for an infant, child, or young adult with a life-limiting condition. This guide provides professionals involved in pediatric palliative and end-of-life care with comprehensive information.

Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice and Palliative Care
Author: Stephen R. Connor
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2009-04-02
ISBN 10: 1135849196
ISBN 13: 9781135849191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hospice and Palliative Care Book Review:

In the past 35 years, the hospice movement has undergone major changes and has grown enormously. Palliative care is of growing importance to society as our culture struggles with how to provide compassionate end-of-life care to a growing segment of the population. This book provides professionals with a comprehensive overview of the hospice practice, as well as the challenges faced by and the future direction of the hospice movement. Chapters address the fundamentals of hospice and palliative care, including key topics such as the goals and importance of community involvement, outcome measurement, and the manner in which hospices address death, grief, and bereavement. Also provided is a detailed analysis of the business side of hospice and offers strategies for proper management for those working in hospice programs that are growing and bringing in new staff and volunteers. This book is being published in partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).

Palliative Care in Europe

Palliative Care in Europe
Author: H. ten Have,Rien Janssens
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781586032005
ISBN 13: 1586032003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palliative Care in Europe Book Review:

The book is concerned with the organisation, ideas and problems of palliative care in the European context. As a result of a BIOMED project, various organisations, concepts and problematic issues of palliative care have been studied and described. The literature analysing and discussing these issues is rather scarce. So, this book will first provide an excellent overview of developments in palliative care in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The book aims at the following readership:healthcare professionals interested in the characteristics of palliative care; palliative care practitioners interested in exploring and analysing the conceptual and philosophical issues of their discipline; policy-makers, ethicists, social scientists interested in the concepts and philosophical dimensions of palliative care. The contributions to the book have been developed in the context of a three year research project 'Palliative Care Ethics' (PALLIUM). This project, funded by the Commission of the European Communities, aims at clarifying the interrelations of concepts and moral issues in palliative care in seven European countries. All authors have co-operated as researchers in the project over the last 3 years. They are experts in palliative care and/or ethics in their respective countries. All of the chapters have been exclusively prepared for this volume in the context of the project.