Palliative Care Nursing: Quality Care to the End of Life

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Marianne Matzo, Deborah Witt Sherman
Springer Pub., 2001 - Medical - 545 pages
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This book is organized around the 15 competencies in palliative care developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

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Contents

Holistic Aspects of Palliative Care
1
Holistic Integrative Therapies in Palliative Care
48
Social Aspects of Palliative Care
87
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Marianne LaPorte Matzo, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC, FAAN, is Professor and the Frances E. and A. Earl Ziegler Chair in Palliative Care Nursing at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Nursing, Oklahoma City, OK. She also is Professor, College of Nursing, Tenshi College, Sapporo, Japan; Adjunct Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine; member of the Doctoral Faculty at The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH; and a Soros Scholar for the Project on Death in America. Her research has included nurse's practices of assisted suicide and a quantitative study of health care providers' responses to the death of their patients. Dr. Matzo has presented educational programs regionally, nationally and internationally on many topics related to care of the dying person, gerontological nursing and curriculum development. She has authored four books, including two published by Springer Publishing, 23 book chapters and 42 peer-reviewed articles. Her articles have appeared in Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Geriatric Nursing, Nursing Homes, Geriatric Psychiatry, The Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, Applied Nursing Research, Heart and Lung, Nursing Education Perspectives and the Geriatric Clinics of North America.

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