A Practical Guide to Palliative Care

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Jerry L. Old, Daniel Swagerty
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 - Medical - 348 pages
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Designed for easy use at the bedside, this manual contains the practical information health care professionals need to provide optimal end-of-life care. The book presents a multidimensional, holistic approach to assessment and management of the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Topics covered include cultural diversity in end-of-life care; communicating with patients and families; predicting life expectancy; terminal care; non-pain symptom management; pain control; palliative interventions; pediatric palliative care; record keeping; and ethics.

The succinct, user-friendly presentation features bullet points and numerous quick-reference tables. Each chapter includes an "In a Nutshell" summary of key points.

 

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Contents

Daniel L Swagerty
15
Swagerty
28
The Family Conference
36
Jerry L
51
Jerry L
67
Jerry L
81
Swagerty Martha JohnsonSwagerty
95
DELIVERY OF PALLIATIVE CARE
105
Jerry L
177
Jerry L
190
Jerry L
204
Methadone for Pain Control
213
Jerry L
226
Jerry L
240
Jerry L
253
Julia T Raper Ronald M Perkin
268

TERMINAL CARE
119
NONPAIN SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT
133
Swagerty
146
Hiccups
151
Martha JohnsonSwagerty Daniel L Swagerty
164
CHARTING
277
ETHICS AT THE END OF LIFE
293
Index
333
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Jerry L. Old, M.D. is a Board Certified Family Physician in private practice in Arkansas City, Kansas. He is on the volunteer faculty of The University of Kansas School of Medicine, former chief of staff at South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center & is a sought-after speaker on the subject of aging in America.

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