Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing

Hardcover | February 4, 2015

EditorBetty R. Ferrell, Nessa Coyle, Judith Paice

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This landmark text is the key resource for nurses working in the field of palliative care. Edited by renowned nursing experts, and written by a dynamic team of internationally known authorities in nursing and palliative medicine, the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing covers the gamut ofprinciples of care from the time of initial diagnosis of a terminal disease to the end of a patient's life and beyond. The text is distinctively developed to highlight the nurse's vital role as part of an integrated palliative care team. Various care settings are discussed including the hospital,ICU, home care, and hospice. Chapters focus on the practical aspects of nursing care, including symptom assessment, patient teaching, family support, psychosocial aspects of palliation, and spiritual care. New to the fourth edition are chapters on the National Consensus Project for QualityPalliative Care Guidelines, palliative care of veterans, palliative care in rural settings, disaster situations, palliative care in Eastern Europe, and palliative care in the Philippines.

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This landmark text is the key resource for nurses working in the field of palliative care. Edited by renowned nursing experts, and written by a dynamic team of internationally known authorities in nursing and palliative medicine, the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing covers the gamut ofprinciples of care from the time of initial di...

Betty R. Ferrell is Director of Nursing Education and Research at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durate, California. Nessa Coyle is Consultant in Palliative Care and Clinical Ethics in Oncology; Pain and Palliative Care Service, Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (Retired). J...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1248 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:February 4, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199332347

ISBN - 13:9780199332342

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1. Introduction to Palliative Nursing Care2. National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care: Promoting Excellence in Palliative Nursing3. Hospital-Based Palliative Care4. Principles of Patient and Family Assessment5. Communication in Palliative Care: An Essential Competency for NursesSection II. Symptom Assessment and Management6. Pain Assessment7. Pain at the End of Life8. Fatigue9. Anorexia and Cachexia10. Nausea and Vomiting11. Dysphagia, Xerostomia, and Hiccups12. Bowel Management: Constipation, Diarrhea, Obstruction, and Ascites13. Artificial Nutrition and Hydration14. Dyspnea, Terminal Secretions, and Cough15. Urinary Tract Disorders16. Lymphedema Management17. a) Skin Disorders: Pressure Ulcers: Prevention and Managementb) Skin Disorders: Malignant Wounds, Fistulas, and Stomas18. Pruritis, Fever, and Sweats19. Neurological Disorders20. Anxiety and Depression21. Delirium, Confusion, Agitation, and Restlessness22. Insomnia23. Sexuality24. Urgent Syndromes at the End of Life25. Sedation for Refractory Symptoms26. Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Palliative Care27. Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapies: Mechanical Ventilation, Dialysis, and Cardiac Device28. The Meaning of Hope in the Dying29. Bereavement30. Supporting Families in Palliative Care31. Planning for the Actual Death32. Spiritual Assessment33. Spiritual Care Intervention34. Meaning in IllnessSection IV. Special Patient Populations35. Caring for Those with Chronic Illness36. Cultural Considerations in Palliative Care37. Elderly Patients38. Poor, Homeless, and Underserved Populations39. End-of-Life Care for Patients with Mental Illness and Personality Disorders40. Patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome41. Caring for the Patient With Substance Use Disorder at the End of Life42. Palliative Care of Cancer Survivors43. VeteransSection V. End-of-Life Care Across Settings44. Improving the Quality of Care Across All Settings45. Long-Term Care: Focus on Nursing Homes46. Home Care and Hospice Home Care47. The Intensive Care Unit48. Palliative Care Nursing in the Outpatient Setting49. Rehabilitation and Palliative Care50. The Emergency Department51. The Role of Nursing in Caring for Patients Undergoing Palliative Surgery for Advanced Disease52. Palliative Chemotherapy and Clinical Trials in Advanced Cancer: The Nurse's Role53. Rural Palliative Care54. Palliative Care in Mass Casualty Events with Scarce ResourcesSection VI. Pediatric Palliative Care55. Symptom Management in Pediatric Palliative Care56. Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care57. Pediatric Care: Transitioning Goals of Care in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, and In Between58. End-of-Life Decision-Making in Pediatric Oncology59. Palliative Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit60. Grief and Bereavement in Pediatric Palliative Care61. Pediatric Pain: Knowing the Child Before YouSection VII. Special Issues for the Nurse in End-of-Life Care62. The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse63. Reflections on Occupational Stress in Palliative Care Nursing: Is it Changing?64. Ethical Considerations in Palliative Care65. Palliative Care and Requests for Assistance in Dying66. Nursing Education67. Nursing Research68. Enhancing Team Effectiveness69. Clinical Interventions, Economic Impact, and Palliative Care70. International Palliative Care Initiatives71. Palliative Care in Canada72. Palliative Care in Australia and New Zealand73. Palliative Care in the UK74. Palliative Care in Europe75. Palliative Care in Latin America76. Palliative Care in Africa77. Palliative Care in Japan78. Palliative Care in South Korea79. Palliative Care in Eastern Europe80. Palliative Care in the Philippines81. Palliative Care in Situations of Conflict82. Palliative Care as a Human Right83. A Good DeathAppendix