Care of the Imminently Dying

Paperback | January 4, 2016

EditorBetty Ferrell, Nessa Coyle, Judith Paice

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Palliative care is an essential element of our health care system and is becoming increasingly significant amidst an aging society and organizations struggling to provide both compassionate and cost-effective care. Palliative care is also characterized by a string interdisciplinary approach.Nurses are at the center of the palliative care team across settings and populations. The seventh volume in the HPNA Palliative Nursing Manuals series, Care of the Imminently Dying provides an overview of symptom management when a patient is reaching the end of their life. This volume coversdelirium and the advantages of early diagnosis, determining the presence of dyspnea, death rattle, or cough, urgent syndromes that may appear the end of life, palliative sedation, and the withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies. The content of the concise, clinically focused volumes in the HPNA Palliative Nursing Manuals series is one resource for nurses preparing for specialty certification exams and provides a quick-reference in daily practice.

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Palliative care is an essential element of our health care system and is becoming increasingly significant amidst an aging society and organizations struggling to provide both compassionate and cost-effective care. Palliative care is also characterized by a string interdisciplinary approach.Nurses are at the center of the palliative ca...

Judith Paice is the Director of the Cancer Pain Program in the Division of Hematology-Oncology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 4, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190244283

ISBN - 13:9780190244286

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Table of Contents

1. Debra E. Heidrich and Nancy K. English: Delirium2. Deborah Dudgeon: Dyspnea, Death Rattle, and Cough3. Barton T. Bobb: Urgent Syndromes at the End of Life4. Patti Knight, Laura A. Espinosa, and Bonnie Freeman: Sedation for Refractory Symptoms5. Margaret L. Campbell and Linda M. Gorman: Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapies: Mechanical Ventilation, Dialysis, and Cardiac Devices6. Judith A. Paice: Self-Assessment Test Questions