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Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Palliative Nursing Care ; 2. National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care: Promoting Excellence in Palliative Nursing ; 3. Hospital-Based Palliative Care ; 4. Principles of Patient and Family Assessment ; 5. Communication in Palliative Care: An Essential Competency for Nurses ; Section II. Symptom Assessment and Management ; 6. Pain Assessment ; 7. Pain at the End of Life ; 8. Fatigue ; 9. Anorexia and Cachexia ; 10. Nausea and Vomiting ; 11. Dysphagia, Xerostomia, and Hiccups ; 12. Bowel Management: Constipation, Diarrhea, Obstruction, and Ascites ; 13. Artificial Nutrition and Hydration ; 14. Dyspnea, Terminal Secretions, and Cough ; 15. Urinary Tract Disorders ; 16. Lymphedema Management ; 17a. Skin Disorders: Pressure Ulcers: Prevention and Management ; 17b. Skin Disorders: Malignant Wounds, Fistulas, and Stomas ; 18. Pruritis, Fever, and Sweats ; 19. Neurological Disorders ; 20. Anxiety and Depression ; 21. Delirium, Confusion, Agitation, and Restlessness ; 22. Insomnia ; 23. Sexuality ; 24. Urgent Syndromes at the End of Life ; 25. Sedation for Refractory Symptoms ; 26. Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Palliative Care ; 27. Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapies: Mechanical Ventilation, Dialysis, and Cardiac Device ; Section III. Psychosocial Support ; 28. The Meaning of Hope in the Dying ; 29. Bereavement ; 30. Supporting Families in Palliative Care ; 31. Planning for the Actual Death ; 32. Spiritual Assessment ; 33. Spiritual Care Intervention ; 34. Meaning in Illness ; Section IV. Special Patient Populations ; 35. Caring for Those with Chronic Illness ; 36. Cultural Considerations in Palliative Care ; 37. Elderly Patients ; 38. Poor, Homeless, and Underserved Populations ; 39. End-of-Life Care for Patients with Mental Illness and Personality Disorders ; 40. Patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome ; 41. Caring for the Patient With Substance Use Disorder at the End of Life ; 42. Palliative Care of Cancer Survivors ; 43. Veterans ; Section V. End-of-Life Care Across Settings ; 44. Improving the Quality of Care Across All Settings ; 45. Long-Term Care: Focus on Nursing Homes ; 46. Home Care and Hospice Home Care ; 47. The Intensive Care Unit ; 48. Palliative Care Nursing in the Outpatient Setting ; 49. Rehabilitation and Palliative Care ; 50. The Emergency Department ; 51. The Role of Nursing in Caring for Patients Undergoing Palliative Surgery for Advanced Disease ; 52. Palliative Chemotherapy and Clinical Trials in Advanced Cancer: The Nurse's Role ; 53. Rural Palliative Care ; 54. Palliative Care in Mass Casualty Events with Scarce Resources ; Section VI. Pediatric Palliative Care ; 55. Symptom Management in Pediatric Palliative Care ; 56. Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care ; 57. Pediatric Care: Transitioning Goals of Care in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, and In Between ; 58. End-of-Life Decision-Making in Pediatric Oncology ; 59. Palliative Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit ; 60. Grief and Bereavement in Pediatric Palliative Care ; 61. Pediatric Pain: Knowing the Child Before You ; Section VII. Special Issues for the Nurse in End-of-Life Care ; 62. The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse ; 63. Reflections on Occupational Stress in Palliative Care Nursing: Is it Changing? ; 64. Ethical Considerations in Palliative Care ; 65. Palliative Care and Requests for Assistance in Dying ; 66. Nursing Education ; 67. Nursing Research ; 68. Enhancing Team Effectiveness ; 69. Clinical Interventions, Economic Impact, and Palliative Care ; 70. International Palliative Care Initiatives ; 71. Palliative Care in Canada ; 72. Palliative Care in Australia and New Zealand ; 73. Palliative Care in the UK ; 74. Palliative Care in Europe ; 75. Palliative Care in Latin America ; 76. Palliative Care in Africa ; 77. Palliative Care in Japan ; 78. Palliative Care in South Korea ; 79. Palliative Care in Eastern Europe ; 80. Palliative Care in the Philippines ; 81. Palliative Care in Situations of Conflict ; 82. Palliative Care as a Human Right ; 83. A Good Death ; Appendix

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'Essential Purchase' on Doody's Core Titles List 2018

About the Author

BRF: Director of Nursing Education and Research, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durate, California. NC: Consultant, Palliative Care and Clinical Ethics in Oncology; Pain and Palliative Care Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York (Retired). JP: Director, Cancer Pain Program, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.


As with previous editions, this book celebrates and emphasizes the nursing role in all things to do with palliative care, and should be available wherever palliative care nurses work. * Roger Woodruff, * The editors have once again produced an excellent reference. Written and edited by nurses, for nurses, this book is one of the best in the field today. The additional content in this edition makes it a must have for your professional library. There are no other palliative nursing textbooks with this level of information written by so many experts in the field. * Darrell A Owens, DNP (University of Washington Medical School, USA); Doodys Notes * Featured as an essential purchase on Doody's Core Titles List for 2018

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