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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Practical guide to palliative care.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, ©2007
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jerry L Old; Daniel Swagerty
|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.|