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Practical Guide to Palliative Care

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May 9, 2007
2007-05-9
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  • Description
    Designed for easy use at the bedside, this manual contains the practical information health care professionals need to provide optimal end-of-life care. The book presents a multidimensional, holistic approach to assessment and management of the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Topics covered include cultural diversity in end-of-life care; communicating with patients and families; predicting life expectancy; terminal care; non-pain symptom management; pain control; palliative interventions; pediatric palliative care; record keeping; and ethics.

    The succinct, user-friendly presentation features bullet points and numerous quick-reference tables. Each chapter includes an 'In a Nutshell' summary of key points.
  • Specs
    ISBN/ISSN
    9780781763431
    Product Format
    HC-Printed Cover
    Pages
    348
    Illustration
    11
    Table
    30
    Publication Date
    May 9, 2007
    Weight
    1.85
  • Jerry L. Old MD
    Chief Medical Officer, Hospice Care of Kansas/Midwest; Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
    Daniel L. Swagerty Jr., MD, MPH
    Associate Director, Landon Center on Aging; Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine, Director, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Department of Family Medicine, Director of Clinical Geriatrics, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
  • Features
    --Practical information that can be quickly read and used at the bedside by the busy practitioner.
    --A good study guide that presents information in a succinct manner with multiple bullet points.
    --Provides information that traditionally has not been taught in medical and nursing schools; contains the most up-to-date thinking on end-of-life care; Evidence based; Can instill confidence in those providing end-of-life care
    --Tested practical information that is used in the field.
    --Contains multiple easy-to-read tables covering such topics as pain medications, how to treat non-pain symptoms, determining who qualifies for hospice care and more.
    --Tremendous study guide; includes an 'In a Nutshell' review in each chapter that contains the most important points on each topic.
  • Table of contents
    Section 1: THE PALLIATIVE CARE APPROACH
    • Ch. 1 Definitions
    • Ch. 2 Philosophy-From "Cure" to "Comfort"
    • Ch. 3 The Transition from "Diagnose and Treat" to "Palliate"
    • Ch. 4 Historical Perspective: What Has Changed?
    Section 2: CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN END-OF-LIFE CARE
    • Ch. 5: Planning for Diverse Populations
    • Ch. 6: African American Culture & End-of-Life
    • Ch. 7: Hispanic Views on Death & Dying
    • Ch. 8: Understanding the Jewish Culture
    • Ch. 9: Mourning in the Asian Culture
    • Ch.10: Death Practices in the Muslim Culture
    • Ch.11: Building Cultural Bridges with Other Cultures
    Section 3: APPROACH TO THE PATIENT
    • Ch.12: Delivering Bad News
    • Ch.13: The Family Conference
    • Ch.14: Dealing with Anger
    • Ch.15: The Spiritual Assessment
    • Ch.16: Giving Realistic Hope
    • Ch.17: The "DNR" or "AND" Discussion in Seriously Ill Patients
    • Ch.18: Advanced Directives in Health Care
    • Ch.19: Decision-Making Ability
    • Ch.20: Goal Setting
    • Ch.21: The Hospice Conversation
    • Ch.22: Telling the Children
    • Ch.23: What if a Patient Asked You to Pray?
    • Ch.24: Death Pronouncement
    • Ch.25: Completing the Death Certificate
    • Ch.26: Informing Significant Others of a Patient's Death
    • Ch.27: Writing a Condolence Letter
    • Ch.28: Caring for the Family
    Section 4: PREDICTING LIFE EXPECTANCY
    • Ch.29: "How Long Do I Have?"
    • Ch.30: Guidelines for Hospice
    • Ch.31: Physician Prediction of Life Expectancy
    • Ch.32: Palliative Performance Score
    Section 5: DELIVERY OF PALLIATIVE CARE<
    • Ch.34: The Hospital Palliative Care Unit
    • Ch.35: Consulting in the Hospital
    • Ch.36: Hospice in Delivery of Palliative Care
    Section 6: TERMINAL CARE
    • Ch.38: The Syndrome of Imminent Death
    • Ch.39: Near Death Awareness (NDA)
    • Ch.40: Terminal Delirium
    Section 7: NONPAIN SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT
    • Ch.42: Tips for Maximizing Chances of Success
    • Ch.43: Dyspnea, Air Hunger, Shortness of Air
    • Ch.44: Oral Care Basics
    Section 8: PAIN CONTROL
    • Ch.63: Myths About Opioid Use
    • Ch.64: Legal Liability of UnderTreating Pain
    • Ch.65: Principles of Pain Management
    • Ch.66: Assessment of Pain
    • Ch.67: Converting One Opioid to Another (Equianalgesic Dosing)
    • Ch.68: Opioid Dose Escalation
    • Ch.69: Managing Opioid Side Effects
    • Ch.70: Opioid Withdrawal
    • Ch.71: Morphine
    • Ch.72: Hydrocodone for Pain
    • Ch.73: Oxycodone for Pain
    Section 9: PALLIATIVE INTERVENTIONS
    • Ch.82: Tube Feeding in Palliative Care
    • Ch.83: Palliative Chemotherapy
    • Ch.84: Palliative Radiation
    • Ch.85: "Response Rate" in Cancer Chemotherapy
    • Ch.86: Ventilator Withdrawal
    • Ch.87: Bowel Obstruction
    • Ch.88: Treating the "Death Rattle"
    • Ch.89: Aggressive Wound Management
    Section 10: THE PALLIATIVE PEDIATRIC PATIENT
    • Ch.90: Children and Death
    • Ch.91: Neonatal Population
    • Ch.92: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    • Ch.93: Pediatric Withdrawal of Life Support
    • Ch.94: The Dying Adolescent
    Section 11: CHARTING"
    • Ch.95: Documentation in Palliative Care
    • Ch.96: Coding & Billing for Hospice/Palliative Care
    Section 12: ETHICS AT THE END OF LIFE
    • Ch.97: Ethics & Legal Issues
    • Ch.98: Hastened Death: The Rule of Double Effect
    • Ch.99: When to Stop-Medical Futility
    • Ch.100: Caring for Yourself and Avoiding Burnout

    Appendices

    Index
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