Physical Aspects of Care: Nutritional, Dermatologic, Neurologic and Other Symptoms

Paperback | May 28, 2015

EditorJudith A. Paice

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Palliative care is an essential element of our health care system and 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 strong interdisciplinary approach.Nurses are at the center of the palliative care team across settings and populations. The third volume in the HPNA Palliative Nursing Manuals series, Physical Aspects of Care: Nutritional, Dermatologic, Neurologic and Other Symptoms, provides an overview of the principles of symptom assessment andmanagement for symptoms including: fatigue, anorexia and cachexia, artificial nutrition and hydration, urinary tract disorders, lymphedema, skin disorders such as pressure ulcers, wounds, fistulas, and stomas, pruritus, fever, sweats, neurological disorders, anxiety and depression, and insomnia. 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. Plentiful tables, figures, and practical tools such as assessment instruments,pharmacology tables, and patient teaching points make these volumes useful resources for nurses.

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Palliative care is an essential element of our health care system and 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 strong interdisciplinary approach.Nurses are at the center of the palliative care ...

Judith A. 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, IIllinois. Betty R. Ferrell is Professor and Director of Nursing Research and Education at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:May 28, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019024433X

ISBN - 13:9780190244330

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Table of Contents

1. Fatigue2. Anorexia and Cachexia3. Artificial Nutrition and Hydration4. Urinary Tract Disorders5. Lymphedema Management6. Skin Disorders: Pressure Ulcers- Prevention and Management7. Skin Disorders: Malignant Wounds, Fistulas, and Stomas8. Pruritus, Fever, and Sweats9. Neurological Disorders10. Anxiety and Depression11. Insomnia