Textbook of Palliative Care Communication by Elaine WittenbergTextbook of Palliative Care Communication by Elaine Wittenberg

Textbook of Palliative Care Communication

EditorElaine Wittenberg, Betty Ferrell, Joy Goldsmith

Hardcover | December 4, 2015

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The Textbook of Palliative Care Communication is the authoritative text on communication in palliative care, providing a compilation of international and interdisciplinary perspectives. The volume was uniquely developed by an interdisciplinary editorial team to address an array of providersincluding physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains, and unites clinicians with academic researchers interested in the study of communication. By featuring practical conversation and curriculum tools stemming from research, this text integrates scholarship and inquiry into translatablecontent that others can use to improve their practice, teach skills to others, and engage in patient-centered communication. The volume begins by defining communication, explicating debatable issues in research, and highlighting specific approaches to studying communication in a palliative care context. Chapters focus on health literacy and cultural communication, patient and family communication, barriers and approachesto discussing palliative care with specific patient populations, discussing pain, life support, advance care planning, and quality of life topics such as sexuality, spirituality, hope, and grief. Team communication in various care settings is outlined and current research and education forhealthcare professionals are summarized. Unique to this volume are chapters on conducting communication research, both qualitatively and quantitatively, to promote further research in palliative care.
Elaine Wittenberg is Associate Professor of Nursing Research and Education at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California. Betty R. Ferrell is a Professor and Director of Nursing Rearch and Education at City of Hope National Medical Center in Durate, California. Joy Goldsmith is an Assistant Professor in the Department o...
Title:Textbook of Palliative Care CommunicationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:December 4, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190201703

ISBN - 13:9780190201708

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Table of Contents

1. Overview of Communication2. A Historical Perspective of Palliative Care Communication3. Transactional Communication4. Consumer Communication and Public Messaging about Palliative Care5. Communication Ethics6. Communication in Palliative Social Work7. Communication in Palliative Medicine8. Communication in Palliative Nursing9. Communication in Palliative Care Chaplaincy10. Communication in Clinical Psychology11. Cultural Humility12. Health Literacy and Communication in Palliative Care13. Patient- and family-centered written communication in the palliative care setting14. Health Disparities15. The Role of Communication and Information in Symptom Management16. Patient Experience of Illness17. Family Member Experience of Caregiving18. Family Caregiver Communication Goals and Messages19. Cultural Considerations in Palliative Care and Serious Illness20. Family Conversations about In-Home and Hospice Care21. COPD and Heart Disease22. Oncology Across the Trajectory23. Transplantation and Organ Donation24. Communication Challenges in Providing Advance Care Planning for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS25. Homeless, Mentally-ill, and Drug-Addicted Patients26. Seriously Ill Veterans27. Neonatal and Pediatrics28. LGBT Communication29. Patient-Centered Communication30. Care Coordination and Transitions in Care31. Trust, Hope and Miracles32. Physical Pain and Symptoms33. Complementary and Alternative Medicine34. Redefining Comfort Measures: Communicating about Life Support, Artificial Hydration, and Nutrition35. Advance Care Planning36. Palliative Care Communication and Sexuality37. Spiritual Communication38. Grief Reactions39. Team Communication in the Acute Care Setting40. Team Communication in the Outpatient Care Setting41. Team Communication in the Hospice Setting42. Team Communication in the Nursing Home Setting43. Communication Education for Physicians44. Communication Education for Nurses45. Communication Education for Social Workers46. Communication Education for Chaplains47. Interprofessional Education48. Qualitative Communication Research49. Quantitative Communication Research50. The State of the Science on Palliative Care Communication