Physical Aspects of Care: Pain and Gastrointestinal Symptoms

Paperback | March 11, 2015

EditorBetty R. Ferrell

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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 second volume in the HPNA Palliative Nursing Series, Physical Aspects of Care: Pain and Gastrointestinal Symptoms, provides an overview of the principles of symptom assessment and management for symptomsincluding: pain, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, obstruction, and ascites. The content of the concise, clinically-focused volumes in the HPNA series prepares nurses for certification exams as well as quick-reference in daily practice. Plentiful tables, figures, and practical tools such as assessment instruments, pharmacology tables, and patient teaching points make thesevolumes 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 ...

Betty R. Ferrell is Director and Professor, City of Hope Division of Nursing Research and Education at City of Hope National Medical Center. 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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.8 × 5.12 × 0.59 inPublished:March 11, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190239441

ISBN - 13:9780190239442

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1. Pain Assessment2. Pain Management3. Nausea and Vomiting4. Dysphagia, Xerostomia, and Hiccups5. Bowel Management: Constipation, Diarrhea, Obstruction, and AscitesAppendix: Patient Care: Pain Management Test Questions and Answers