Palliative Care: Transforming the Care of Serious Illness (Google eBook)
Diane E. Meier, Stephen L. Isaacs, Robert Hughes
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 7, 2011 - Medical - 464 pages
Palliative Care is the first book to provide a comprehensive understanding of the new field that is transforming the way Americans deal with serious illness.
Diane E. Meier, M.D., one of the field's leaders and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius award" in 2009, opens the volume with a sweeping overview of the field. In her essay, Dr. Meier examines the roots of palliative care, explores the key legal and ethical issues, discusses the development of palliative care, and presents ideas on policies that can improve access to palliative care.
Dr. Meier's essay is followed by reprints of twenty-five of the most important articles in the field. They range from classic pieces by some of the field's pioneers, such as Eric Cassel, Balfour Mount, and Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, to influential newer articles on topics such as caregiving and cost savings of palliative care. The reprints cover a wide range of topics including:
The demand for palliative care has been nothing short of stunning—largely because of palliative care's positive impact on both the quality and the cost of care provided to seriously ill individuals. By providing a wide-ranging perspective on this growing field, this book will serve as a guide for developing meaningful approaches that will lead to better health care for all Americans.
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WHY IS IT AN IMPORTANT
DECISIONS NEAR THE END OF LIFE
EFFORTS TO COPE WITH DEATH AND PROVIDE CARE
THE NATURE OF SUFFERING AND THE GOALS OF MEDICINE
THE NATURE OF SUFFERING AND THE GOALS OF NURSING
THE DISTINGUISHED THING
USE OF HOSPITALS PHYSICIAN VISITS AND HOSPICE CARE
FAMILY PERSPECTIVES ON ENDOFLIFE CARE AT THE LAST PLACE
PAIN AND MEDICAL DECISION MAKING
RESPONDING TO INTRACTABLE TERMINAL SUFFERING
RESPONSE TO QUILL AND BYOCK RESPONDING
OUTCOMES FROM A NATIONAL MULTISPECIALTY PALLIATIVE
VARIABILITY IN ACCESS TO HOSPITAL PALLIATIVE CARE IN
DO PALLIATIVE CONSULTATIONS IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES?
SOCIAL LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES
A TRAGEDY COMPOUNDED
RESEARCH INTO ENDOFLIFE CARE
FACTORS CONSIDERED IMPORTANT AT THE END OF LIFE
COST SAVINGS ASSOCIATED WITH U S HOSPITAL PALLIATIVE
UNDERSTANDING ECONOMIC AND OTHER BURDENS
FINDING OUR WAY