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Compassionate person-centered care for the dying : an evidence-based palliative care guide for nurses

Author: Bonnie Freeman
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, LLC, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This groundbreaking reference for palliative care nurses is the first to provide realistic and achievable evidence-based methods for incorporating compassionate and humanistic care of the dying into current standards of practice. It builds on the author's research-based CARES Tool, a reference that synthesizes five key elements demonstrated to enable a peaceful death as free from suffering as possible: Comfort,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Freeman
ISBN: 9780826122476 0826122477
OCLC Number: 898053522
Description: xix, 275 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction to the CARES tool --
History of caring for the dying --
Goals and objectives when caring for the dying --
Establishing care of the dying as an acute event --
Identifying most common symptom management needs of the dying --
CARES tool: organization and considerations --
Comfort --
Airway --
Restlessness and delirium --
Emotional and spiritual care --
Self-care --
Foundational nursing theories --
Importance of advocacy --
Achieving compassionate communication --
Promoting a peaceful death --
Case studies --
Changing a culture --
Translating current literature into evidence-based practice: the role of the DNP --
A nursing model for care of the dying --
Versions and influence of the CARES tool --
Preserving hope --
Knowledge translation for effecting practice change / Margaret Fitch --
Leading change : stories and perspectives / Tracey Das Gupta --
Summary of Steven's peaceful death --
Recommended learning resources for care of the dying.
Responsibility: Bonnie Freeman, DNP, ANP, RN, ACHPN.

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