Geriatric Palliative Care

Paperback | March 25, 2014

EditorEmily Chai, Diane Meier, Jane Morris

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The growing geriatric population in the United States has created an increasing need for palliative medicine services across the range of medical and surgical specialties. Yet, palliative medicine lacks the resources to carry such a workload itself. Geriatric Palliative Care addresses thisneed by encouraging individual specialties to "own" the management of elderly with the same vigor as they "own" other key management competencies within their specialty. This clinically focused and highly practical handbook, which compliments the more comprehensive text Geriatric Palliative Care bySean Morrison and Diane Meier (Oxford University Press, 2003), encourages this process of learning and ownership across many medical specialties. Designed to be readable and easily accessible to a range of health care providers, Geriatric Palliative Care outlines specific strategies for caring forspecific palliative care issues common in elderly patients. The handbook also provides evidence based advice for helping patients, relatives, and staff cope with such issues as polypharmacy, dementia and consent, multiple pathologies, home care, elderly caregivers, and supporting the elderly in theplace where they would like to be.

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The growing geriatric population in the United States has created an increasing need for palliative medicine services across the range of medical and surgical specialties. Yet, palliative medicine lacks the resources to carry such a workload itself. Geriatric Palliative Care addresses thisneed by encouraging individual specialties to "...

Emily Chai, M.D., is Assistant Professor, 0f Geriatrics and Adult Development and Assistant Professor of Medicine/Clinical Geriatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA. Diane Meier, M.D., is Professor of Geriatrics and Adult Development and Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA. Jane Morr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:March 25, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Section 1: Overview1. Introduction to Geriatric Palliative Care2. Principles of Care3. Medication Management4. Introduction to Caregiving5. Financing Palliative Care and Hospice6. Ethical Decision-Making7. Prognostication8. Advance Care Planning9. Communication Skills10. Managing Conflict11. Care Transitions12. The Hospice Model of Palliative Care13. InsuranceSection 2: Special Issues in Geriatric Palliative Care14. Palliative Care Emergencies15. Dying at Home16. Cultural Considerations17. Complementary and Alternative Therapies18. Clinician Self Care19. Last Hours of Living20. Bereavement21. Spirituality22. Palliative Sedation23. Requests for Hastened Death24. Assistive Aids and Devices25. Rehabilitation26. Mechanical Ventilation27. Artificial Nutrition and HydrationSection 3: Caregivers28. CaregiversSection 4: Symptoms29. Pain Management30. Fatigue31. Failure to Thrive32. Sweating and Fever33. Behavioral Disorders in Dementia34. Delirium35. Terminal Delirium36. Sleep Disorders37. Dizziness38. Headache39. Myoclonus40. Cough and Secretion41. Dyspnea42. Anorexia and Cachexia43. Ascites44. Bowel Obstruction45. Constipation46. Diarrhea and Fecal Incontinence47. Mucositis48. Dyspepsia49. Dysphagia50. Encephalopathy51. Gastroparesis52. Hiccups53. Nausea and Vomiting54. Urinary Retention55. Urinary Incontinence56. Bleeding57. Thromboses58. Lymphoedema59. Pressure Ulcers60. Pruritus61. Malodorous WoundsSection 5: Diseases and Syndromes62. Frailty63. Falls64. Depression65. Anxiety66. Alcohol Abuse and Dependence67. Dementia68. Seizure69. Stroke70. Parkinson Disease and Essential Tremor71. Malignant Spinal Cord Compression72. End Stage Lung Disease73. Aspiration Pneumonia74. Diverticulitis75. Mesentric Ischemia76. End Stage Liver Disease77. Feeding Tube Management78. End Stage Renal Disease79. Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection80. Diabetic Management in Advanced Illness81. End Stage Heart Disease82. Arrhythmias83. Valvular Heart Disease84. Peripheral Arterial Disease85. Hip Fracture Management86. Osteoarthritis87. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis88. Osteoporotic Fracture89. Polymyalgia Rheumatica90. Rheumatoid Arthritis91. Osteomyelitis92. Herpes Zoster93. HIV-AIDS94. Skin Cancers95. Colorectal Cancer96. Head and Neck Cancer97. Breast Cancer98. Prostate Cancer99. Lung Cancer100. Leukemia101. Lymphoma102. Intracranial MalignanciesSection 6: The Interdisciplinary Team103. Clinical Psychologist104. Complementary and Alternative Practitioners105. Dietician106. Massage Therapist107. Music Therapist108. Registered Nurse109. Physical Therapist110. Pharmacist111. Physician112. Social113. Speech and Language Pathologist114. Chaplain