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A practical guide to palliative care

Author: Jerry L Old; Daniel Swagerty
Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, ©2007.
Series: Doody's all reviewed collection.
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Designed for easy use at the bedside, this manual contains the practical information health care professionals need to provide optimal end-of-life care. The book presents a multidimensional, holistic approach to assessment and management of the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Topics covered include cultural diversity in end-of-life care; communicating with patients and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Practical guide to palliative care.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, ©2007
(DLC) 2007006975
(OCoLC)84900461
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry L Old; Daniel Swagerty
ISBN: 9781469873930 1469873931
OCLC Number: 232117918
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed June 16, 2008).
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 348 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: A Practical Guide to Palliative Care; Contents; Contributors; Introduction; SECTION 1 The Palliative Care Approach; Definitions; Philosophy-from "Cure" to "Comfort"; The Transition from "Diagnose and Treat" to "Palliate"; Historical Perspective: What Has Changed?; SECTION 2 Cultural Diversity in End-of-Life Care; Planning for Diverse Populations; African American Culture and End of Life; Hispanic Views on Death and Dying; Understanding the Jewish Culture; Mourning in the Asian Culture; Death Practices in the Muslim Culture; Building Cultural Bridges with Other Cultures. SECTION 3 Approach to the PatientDelivering Bad News; The Family Conference; Dealing with Anger; The Spiritual Assessment; Giving Realistic Hope; The DNR or AND Discussion in Seriously Ill Patients; Advanced Directives in Health Care; Decision-Making Ability; Goal Setting; The Hospice Conversation; Telling the Children; What If a Patient Asked You to Pray?; Death Pronouncement; Completing the Death Certificate; Informing Significant Others of a Patient's Death; Writing a Condolence Letter; Caring for the Family; SECTION 4 Predicting Life Expectancy; "How Long Do I Have?" Guidelines for HospicePhysician Prediction of Life Expectancy; Palliative Performance Score; Specific Diseases: Noncancer Diagnoses; CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE; CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE; AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS; DEMENTIA; LIVER DISEASE; RENAL DISEASE; CEREBRAL VASCULAR DISEASE; AIDS; GENERAL DEBILITY; OTHERS; SECTION 5 Delivery of Palliative Care; The Hospital Palliative Care Unit; Consulting in the Hospital; Hospice in Delivery of Palliative Care; Hospice in the Nursing Home; SECTION 6 Terminal Care; The Syndrome of Imminent Death; Near Death Awareness; Terminal Delirium. Grief: Uncomplicated vs. ComplicatedSECTION 7 Nonpain Symptom Management; Tips for Maximizing Chances of Success; Dyspnea, Air Hunger, Shortness of Air; Oral Care Basics; Fever Near the End of Life; Agitation and Anxiety; Sexual Needs; Spiritual and Existential Suffering; Nausea and Vomiting; Dizziness; Hiccups; Fatigue; Anorexia; Constipation; Delirium; Diarrhea; Incontinence; Depression; Nonhealing Wounds; Pruritus; Insomnia; Nightmares; SECTION 8 Pain Control; Myths About Opioid Use; Legal Liability of Undertreating Pain; Principles of Pain Management; Assessment of Pain. Converting One Opioid to Another (Equianalgesic Dosing)Opioid Dose Escalation; Managing Opioid Side Effects; Opioid Withdrawal; Morphine; Hydrocodone for Pain; Oxycodone for Pain; Methadone for Pain Control; Gabapentin (Neurontin) for Pain; Naloxone (Narcan); Meperidine (Demerol): Not Recommended for Pain; Propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet); Blocks; Addiction vs. Pain; Pseudo-Addiction; SECTION 9 Palliative Interventions; Tube Feeding in Palliative Care; Palliative Chemotherapy; Palliative Radiation; "Response Rate" in Cancer Chemotherapy; Ventilator Withdrawal; Bowel Obstruction.
Series Title: Doody's all reviewed collection.
Responsibility: Jerry L. Old, Daniel L. Swagerty, Jr.
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