Choices in Palliative Care: Issues in Health Care Delivery by Arthur BlankChoices in Palliative Care: Issues in Health Care Delivery by Arthur Blank

Choices in Palliative Care: Issues in Health Care Delivery

EditorArthur Blank, Amy Selwyn, Sean O'Mahony

Paperback | November 4, 2010

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Choices in Palliative Care brings together leading experts to spotlight core issues in the field and identify ways PC can fill gaps in current care systems. This far-sighted volume redefines palliative care as interdisciplinary and integrative, bridging acute and long-term care to respond to clients' evolving needs. Those teaching health service delivery courses will find this material especially useful.
Title:Choices in Palliative Care: Issues in Health Care DeliveryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.01 inPublished:November 4, 2010Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441943633

ISBN - 13:9781441943637

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Table of Contents

Advances in Palliative Care: Palliative Care in Acute Care.- Palliative Care in Skilled Nursing Facilities.- Patient-centered Palliative Care in the Home.- Hospice Care.- The Role of Cancer Rehabilitation in the Maintenance of Functional Integrity and Quality of Life.- HIV/AIDS and Palliative Care: Models of Care and Policy Issues.- Palliative Care and Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease.- Palliative Care and Chronic Heart Failure.- Palliative Care for Patients with Alzheimer's Dementia: Advance Care Planning Across Transition Points.- Children and Issues Around Palliative Care.- Palliative Care and the Elderly: Complex Case Management.- The Business of Palliative Medicine: Business Planning, Models of Care and Program Development.- Palliative Care and Quality Management: The Core Principles of Quality Improvement and their Utility in Designing Clinical Programs for End of Life Care and Complex Case Management Models.- Ethics and the Delivery of Palliative Care.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Those responsible for actually delivering treatment and care near the end of life, a group of health care practitioners that extends beyond the new specialty of palliative care, must participate in the evolving paradigm of palliative medicine. Whether one is just beginning the journey or well along the way, this book will make a good traveling companion." Robert L. Fine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 298 (14), 2007"Somewhat alarming statistic sets the scene for a serious discussion about the delivery of palliative care in the future. . Most of the contributors to this book seem to be clinicians, which gives it a very practical, clinical slant. The book is both thorough and thought-provoking and should be required reading for anybody involved in planning the future development of palliative care." (International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, Vol. 9 (4), 2008)"A multiauthored survey of selected topics related to contemporary palliative care in the United States. ... Recommended Readership: Palliative care clinicians and program administrators." (John H. Davidson, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 82 (9), September, 2007)