Fast Facts For The Hospice Nurse: A Concise Guide To End-of-life Care by Patricia Moyle WrightFast Facts For The Hospice Nurse: A Concise Guide To End-of-life Care by Patricia Moyle Wright

Fast Facts For The Hospice Nurse: A Concise Guide To End-of-life Care

byPatricia Moyle Wright

Paperback | February 14, 2017

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An on-the-go reference for hospice nurses and those interested in end-of-life care, this practical guide covers the essential elements in the compassionate and holistic care of terminally ill patients and their families. Nurses care for patients facing end-of-life issues in every practice specialty and, as the U.S. population continues to age, the need for proficiency in end-of-life skills will become increasingly important.Fast Facts for the Hospice Nurse: A Concise Guide to End-of-Life Careis an invaluable resource that provides emotional, administrative, and palliative support, whether in a hospice, long-term care facility, or acute care setting. This vital go-to text clearly and concisely lays out not only how to care for patients facing end-of-life issues, but also how to engage in self-care and cope with occupational stress.

Beginning with an overview of hospice care, including its history and philosophy, this book offers a timeline of the growth of the hospice movement in the United States. Subsequent sections include up-to-date information on the clinical responsibilities of the hospice nurse in addressing the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their families in a culturally sensitive way. This book also outlines the administrative duties of the hospice nurse, including hospice documentation, a review of hospice regulations, and quality management. The closing section focuses on occupational stress in hospice nursing and how to engage in self-care. This text can serve as a useful clinical resource and also as a reference for nurses seeking hospice certification from the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center.

Key Features

  • Organized within the context of the scope and standards of practice of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.
  • Addresses key points about issues unique to hospice nursing and highlights evidence-based interventions
  • Addresses important Medicare regulations and reimbursement
  • Offers numerous clinical resources to assist with hospice nursing practice
  • Serves as a concise study resource for hospice nursing certification
Patricia Moyle Wright, PhD, CRNP, CNS, CHPN, CNE, has worked in hospice and palliative care for more than 20 years, beginning as a nursing assistant, later as a registered nurse, and now as a family nurse practitioner. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from Misericordia University, Dallas, Pennsylvania, and a PhD in...
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Title:Fast Facts For The Hospice Nurse: A Concise Guide To End-of-life CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 14, 2017Publisher:Springer Publishing Co., Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826131980

ISBN - 13:9780826131980

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Table of Contents

Contents

ForewordBetty Ferrell, PhD, MA, RN, FAAN, FPCN, CHNP

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part IOVERVIEW OF HOSPICE

1. The Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care

2. History and Evolution of Hospice in the United States

3. Hospice Philosophy and the Role of the Nurse

4. The Hospice Nurse as a Member of the Interdisciplinary Team

Part IITHE NUTS AND BOLTS OF HOSPICE NURSING

5. Establishing Goals of Care

6. Establishing Hospice Eligibility

7. Hospice Basics: Admission and Ongoing Care

8. Levels of Care

Part IIIEND-OF-LIFE CARE FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILIES

9. Recognizing Existential Suffering and Spiritual Needs and Providing Appropriate Support

10. Nursing Considerations for Cultural Variations at the End of Life

11. Assessing and Responding to Physical Changes and Symptoms at the End of Life

12. Supporting Family Members and Caregivers

13. Understanding Grief and Bereavement

Part IVENSURING QUALITY CARE IN HOSPICE

14. Defining Quality in Hospice

15. Monitoring Quality

16. Ensuring Compliance With Hospice Regulations

17. Electronic Documentation in Hospice

Part VOCCUPATIONAL STRESS IN HOSPICE NURSING

18. Sources of Occupational Stress

19. Consequences of Occupational Stress

20. Addressing Occupational Stress

21. Self-Care 101

Appendix

Index