Clinical Pocket Guide to Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing


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Chapter 1: Pain Chapter 2: Dyspnea Chapter 3: Bowel Symptoms: Constipation, Diarrhea, and Obstruction Chapter 4: Challenging Symptoms: Dry Mouth, Hiccups, Fevers, Pruritus, and Sleep Disorders Chapter 5: Nausea and Vomiting Chapter 6: Anxiety Chapter 7: Delirium Chapter 8: Depression and Suicide Chapter 9: Palliative Emergencies Chapter 10: Discontinuation of Life Sustaining Therapies Chapter 11: Withdrawal of Cardiology Technology Chapter 12: Withdrawal of Respiratory Technology Chapter 13: Palliative Sedation Chapter 14: Pediatric Palliative Care across the Continuum Chapter 15: Palliative Care of the Geriatric Patient

About the Author

Constance Dahlin is the Director of Professional Practice for the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a Palliative Nurse Practitioner at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts. Patrick J. Coyne is the Director of Palliative Care and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Betty R. Ferrell is a Professor and Director of Nursing Research and Education in the Department of Population Sciences at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California.


"...interesting (and useful) chapters on the discontinuation of life-sustaining therapies, and the withdrawal of cardiac and respiratory technology." -- Roger Woodruff, IAHPC Newsletter

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