A Good Death: On The Value Of Death And Dying: On the Value of Death and Dying

McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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The notion of a ‘good death’ plays an important role in modern palliative care and remains a topic for lively debate. Using philosophical methods and theories, this book provides a critical analysis of Western notions surrounding the dying process in the palliative care context.
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McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Published on
Sep 1, 2004
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184
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ISBN
9780335227747
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English
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Medical / Nursing / Oncology & Cancer
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Palliative and End-of-Life Care, 2nd Edition provides clinicians with the guidelines and tools necessary to provide quality, evidenced-based care to patients with life-limiting illness. This text describes the care and management of patients with advanced disease throughout the disease trajectory, extending from diagnosis of advanced disease until death. Four units provide the general principles of palliative and end-of-life care, important concepts, advanced disease management, and clinical practice guidelines. Clinical practice guidelines offer in-depth discussions of the pathophysiology of 19 different symptoms, interventions for specific symptom management (including in-depth rationales), and suggestions for patient and family teaching.Defines dying as a normal, healthy process aided by the support of an interdisciplinary team.Provides in-depth pathophysiology, assessment, and intervention information based upon the disease trajectory.Highlights opportunities for patient and family teaching.Describes psychosocial issues experienced by patients and their families.Reviews uncomplicated and complicated grief and mourning, providing suggestions to help the family after a patient's death.Includes case studies at the end of chapters to reinforce key concepts of compassionate care.New chapters including Advance Care Planning, Ethical Issues, Spiritual Care Across Cultures, Pharmacology, Sleep, and Nutrition.Includes a new appendix on Assessment Tools and Resources for more comprehensive coverage of palliative and end-of-life care.
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An on-the-go reference for hospice nurses and those interested in end-of-life care, this practical guide covers the essential elements in the compassionate and holistic care of terminally ill patients and their families. Nurses care for patients facing end-of-life issues in every practice specialty and, as the U.S. population continues to age, the need for proficiency in end-of-life skills will become increasingly important. Fast Facts for the Hospice Nurse: A Concise Guide to End-of-Life Care is an invaluable resource that provides emotional, administrative, and palliative support, whether in a hospice, long-term care facility, or acute care setting. This vital go-to text clearly and concisely lays out not only how to care for patients facing end-of-life issues, but also how to engage in self-care and cope with occupational stress.

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