Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Author: Margaret L. Campbell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118363272

Category: Medical

Page: 314

View: 2687

Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care uses acase-based approach to provide students and practitioners with animportant learning tool to improve critical thinking skills andencourage discussion toward improving experiences for patients andtheir families. The book is organized into three sections covering subjectsrelated to communication, symptom management, and familycare. Each case is presented in a consistent, logicalformat for ease of use, highlighting key evidence-based conceptsincluding the case history, care setting, diagnosis and prognosis,assessment, treatment considerations, and family support. A key reference, Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-LifeCare is an invaluable resource for clinicians who providepalliative care to patients with life-limiting illnesses and thoseat the end of life along with their families.

Palliative & End-of-life Care

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Author: Kim K. Kuebler,Debra E. Heidrich,Peg Esper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416030794

Category: Medical

Page: 569

View: 7004

Provides the guidelines and tools you need to provide patients and families with comprehensive, evidence-based interventions.


The Essence of Palliative and End-of-life Care

Author: Philip J. Larkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198703317

Category: Compassion

Page: 240

View: 6820

Since the efforts of Dame Cicely Saunders and the founders of the modern hospice movement, compassion has become a fundamental part of palliative care. In this ground-breaking book, international experts give their critical thoughts on the essence and role of compassion, in both palliative and hospice care over the past half-century. Compassion: The essence of palliative and end of life care provides insight into the motivations for, and practice of, compassionate palliative and hospice care, featuring the reflections of leading healthcare professionals, social workers, chaplains and educators. Chapters utilise case examples and first-hand experiences to explore the historical and contemporary discourse surrounding the concept of compassion in palliative medicine. This book is relevant to a multidisciplinary audience of palliative care practitioners, including undergraduate and graduate students in sociology, psychology and theology, and healthcare professionals in oncology and gerontology.

Palliative and End of Life Care in Nursing

Author: Jane Nicol,Brian Nyatanga

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526415526

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 4477

With the number of people requiring palliative and end of life care steadily increasing, it is the responsibility of every nurse, regardless of specialism, to know how to provide high quality care to this group of people. Yet caring for those nearing the end of life can throw up complex issues, including handling bereavement, cultural and ethical issues, delivering care in a wide variety of settings, symptom management and also ensuring your own emotional resilience. This book is specifically designed to equip nursing students and non-specialists with the essential knowledge in relation to the care and management of people nearing the end of life.

Palliative and End-of-life Pearls

Author: John E. Heffner,Ira Byock

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781560535003

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 4351

This addition to the popular Pearls Series® presents 71 case presentations of clinical interest related to end-of-life and palliative care for both hospitalized patients and patients receiving home care. The patient vignettes highlight considerations of pain and symptom management at the end of life, ethical issues related to life-supportive care, and approaches to assisting patients and families with the difficulties that surround death and dying.

Palliative and End of Life Care for Children and Young People

Home, Hospice, Hospital

Author: Anne Grinyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119968321

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 9591

“Anne’s contribution to our understanding of the needs of young people with cancer has been unparalleled and without her extraordinary insights our services would be that much poorer.” From the foreword by Simon Davies , CEO Teenage Cancer Trust This topical and timely text provides valuable insights into the choices and experiences of palliative and end of life care for young people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. With a focus on palliative care provision across a range of different clinical settings, this comprehensive new resource explores care in the home, the hospice and hospital. It looks at how and where families and young people can access palliative care, and what support is offered to attain their preferred place of death. Bereavement support for families is discussed, as well as a discussion of multidisciplinary work, interagency co-operation and resource issues. This title is essential reading for community children’s nurses, specialist palliative care teams, children’s hospices, school nurses, social workers and student nurses as well as families. A comprehensive resource on end of palliative are provision for children and young adults with cancer and other life limiting illnesses Timely and topical, tying in with the Department of Health palliative care strategy ‘Better Care: Better Lives’ Written in an accessible style that does not assume either detailed medical or theoretical knowledge Explores palliative care provision in a range of different clinical settings including the home, hospice, and hospital Provides valuable insights into the experiences of parents, children and young people

AACN Protocols for Practice

Palliative care and end-of-life issues in critical care

Author: Justine Medina,Kathleen Puntillo

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763740276

Category: Medical

Page: 59

View: 9512

AACN Protocols for Practice: Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues in Critical Care sets forth the evidence-based guidelines for providing appropriate care, whether aggressively life-saving or palliative end-of-life care. The Protocols equip critical-care nurses to effectively manage the following: symptom management; family issues and intervention; withholding and withdrawing life support; communication and conflict resolution; and caring for the caregiver.

Essentials of Palliative Care

Author: Nalini Vadivelu,Alan David Kaye,Jack M. Berger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461451647

Category: Medical

Page: 518

View: 5664

Essentials of Palliative Care is a to-the-point, clinically oriented resource for all members of the multidisciplinary palliative care team and trainees. It covers practical clinical topics, including assessment of the patient and pain and symptom management, and practical non-medical topics central to providing effective palliative care, including psychological management, guidance on how to help patients and their families through the many healthcare decision points they face, and sensitivity to the goals and culture of the patient. Review questions, with detailed answers, provide a convenient way for readers to test their knowledge. Features: · Concise, comprehensive, clinically focused · Multiple choice review questions, with detailed answers · Expert contributors from leading institutions · Coordination of care by palliative care team a major focus

End-of-life Care

Promoting Comfort, Choice and Well-being for Older People

Author: Seymour, Jane E.,Witherspoon, Ros,Merryn Gott

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861347618

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 74

View: 5734

This report explores the current state of end-of-life care policy and practice in the UK. It focuses in particular on the experiences of older people and incorporates their views and those of carers. The issues raised in the report will feed into current debates such as those around palliative health, end-of-life care, and right-to-die legislation.

Palliative Care Nursing at a Glance

Author: C. Ingleton,P. J. Larkin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118759214

Category: Medical

Page: 152

View: 1288

Palliative Care Nursing at a Glance is the perfect companion for nursing students, health and social care practitioners, and all those involved in palliative care delivery, both in the clinical and home setting. Written by an expert team of academics, nurses, educators and researchers it provides a concise and easy-to-read overview of all the concepts and clinical decision-making skills necessary for the provision of good-quality palliative and end-of-life care. Divided into six sections, the book includes coverage of all key clinical applications, principles of symptom management, palliative care approaches for a range of conditions and patient groups, exploration of the roles of the multi-professional team, as well as ethical challenges. Superbly illustrated, with full colour illustrations throughout Provides information on delivery of care in a range of settings Broad coverage makes it ideal reading for anyone involved in palliative care delivery User-friendly and accessible resource for those working in both specialist and non-specialist adult settings

Palliative and End-of-Life Care, An Issue of Nursing Clinics of North America,

Author: James C. Pace,Dorothy Wholihan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323462820

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 5412

The Guest Editors have secured top experts in the area of palliative care to write current and clinically relevant articles. Articles in this issue are devoted to: Caring for LGBT Populations; Integrating Palliative Care into Primary Care; Pain Management in the Cognitively Impaired; Pain Management in the Client with Substance Use Disorder; Rituals at End of Life; Death Bed Phenomena; Family Care During End of Life; Palliative Wound Care; Pet-Assisted Therapy in Palliative Care; Palliative Sedation: State of the Science. Readers will come away with the updated information they need to provide state-of-the-art palliative care to their patients.

Palliative Psychology

Clinical Perspectives on an Emerging Specialty

Author: E. Alessandra Strada

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199798559

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 9460

Palliative Psychology provides clinical, evidence-based training in palliative and end of life care for clinical psychologists to accomplish specific therapeutic goals. Chapters provide a clear road map for approaching assessment and treatment by reviewing the use of psychotropic medicationsfor patients with advanced and terminal illness, basic but important aspects of pain medication, in depth psychological and psychiatric assessment for patients with advanced illness and their caregivers, and assessment tools, highlighting the specific clinical contexts for their use. The volume alsoincludes evidence-based psychotherapy models that have been shown effective in treating various manifestations of psychological distress in patients and caregivers.In addition to clinical topics, Palliative Psychology addresses crucial and often sensitive professional issues, including communication and collaboration with medical providers and issues of stress and burnout. Psychologists will learn how to best communicate the results of their assessments andtreatment plan goals to other care providers in order to foster collaboration and better position themselves as advocates for their patients. Insight-oriented and practical suggestions will help clinicians manage the emotional intensity of this work and channel the therapeutic potential of theiremotional reactions into their work with patients and caregivers.

Palliative Care for Infants, Children, and Adolescents

A Practical Handbook

Author: Brian S. Carter,Marcia Levetown,Sarah E. Friebert

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421401495

Category: Medical

Page: 539

View: 8490

There are few things requiring more expertise, delicacy, and compassion than caring for an infant, child, or young adult with a life-limiting condition. This guide provides professionals involved in pediatric palliative and end-of-life care with comprehensive information.

Living with Ageing and Dying

Palliative and End of Life Care for Older People

Author: Merryn Gott,Christine Ingleton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191621102

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 2659

Ageing populations mean that palliative and end of life care for older people must assume greater priority. Indeed, there is an urgent need to improve the experiences of older people at the end of life, given that they have been identified as the 'disadvantaged dying'. To date, models of care are underpinned by the ideals of specialist palliative care which were developed to meet the needs of predominantly middle-aged and 'young old' people, and evidence suggests these may not be adequate for the older population group. This book identifies ways forward for improving the end of life experiences of older people by taking an interdisciplinary and international approach. Providing a synergy between the currently disparate literature of gerontology and palliative care, a wide range of leading international experts contribute to discussions regarding priority areas in relation to ageing and end of life care. Some authors take a theoretical focus, others a very practical approach rooted in their clinical and research experience. The issues covered are diverse, as are the countries in which discussions are contextualised. Those working in both palliative care and gerontology will find the issues and advice discussed in this book hugely topical and of real practical value.

Palliative Nursing

Improving End-of-life Care

Author: Shaun Kinghorn,Sandra Gaines

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702028169

Category: Medical

Page: 283

View: 663

Prev. ed: Palliative nursing: bringing comfort and hope / edited by Shaun Kinghorn, Richard Gamlin. 2001.

When Children Die

Improving Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Children and Their Families: Summary

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Children and Their Families

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309090768

Category: Medical

Page: 16

View: 7804

This document is a brief summary of the Institute of Medicine report entitled When Children Die: Improving Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Children. Better care is possible now, but current methods of organizing and financing palliative, end-of-life, and bereavement care complicate the provision and coordination of services to help children and families and sometimes require families to choose between curative or life-prolonging care and palliative services, in particular, hospice care. Inadequate data and scientific knowledge impede efforts to deliver effective care, educate professionals to provide such care, and design supportive public policies. Integrating effective palliative care from the time a child's life-threatening medical problem is diagnosed will improve care for children who survive as well as children who die-and will help the families of all these children. The report recognizes that while much can be done now to support children and families, much more needs to be learned. The analysis and recommendations reflect current knowledge and judgments, but new research and insights will undoubtedly suggest modifications and shifts in emphasis in future years.

End of Life Care in the ICU

From Advanced Disease to Bereavement

Author: Graeme Rocker,Kathleen Puntillo,Élie Azoulay

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019923924X

Category: Medical

Page: 375

View: 1653

This book highlights real clinical issues which need to be addressed if quality palliative care within ICUs is to be consistently delivered. It is presented in an easily accessible, bullet pointed style, and is illustrated with case histories from real-life patients, and drug tables.

Palliative Care Nursing

Quality Care to the End of Life, Third Edition

Author: Deborah Witt Sherman

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826157912

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 3890


Palliative and End of Life Care, An Issue of Nursing Clinics

Author: Mimi Mahon

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455700460

Category: Medical

Page: 281

View: 9839

This issue of Nursing Clinics, Guest Edited by Mimi Mahon, features subject topics such as: Understanding Children's Involvment in Medical Decision Making; Symptom Management at End of Life; Assessing respiratory distress when the patient can’t self-report; Barriers to Palliative Care, Legislative Issues; End Stage Liver Disease: Symptoms & Practice Implications; Dying children: Creating opportunities out of a “Last Chance ; Decision making in palliative care; Discussing a family member's serious illness: children's and families' perspectives; Living with cognitive impairments in Long Term Care: Palliative Care & End of Life implications; Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapy; The patient and family perspectives: Living with cancer; Palliative care concepts in the sickle cell population.