Forgoing life-sustaining therapy: how to care for the patient who is near death

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AACN Critical Care, 1998 - Medical - 141 pages
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Contents

Ethical and Legal Considerations
1
Communicating a Poor Prognosis and Making Decisions
19
Usual Care Requirements for the Patient Who Is Near Death
43
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About the author (1998)

Margaret Campbell, R.N., Ph.D.(c), F.A.A.N., is Associate Director for Research at the Center to Advance Palliative Care Excellence, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, at Wayne State University, and Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care and Clinical Ethics at the Detroit Receiving Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She has published more than forty journal articles, six book chapters, and the book "Foregoing Life-Sustaining Therapy: How to Care for the Patient Who is Near Death". She has served appointments on various boards, including the Last Acts Task Force on Palliative Care through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing.

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