Hospice and Palliative Care: Concepts and Practice

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2003 - Medical - 288 pages
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Hospice and Palliative Care: Concepts and Practice, Second Edition offers theoretical perspectives and practical information about this growing field. Contributing authors from a variety of backgrounds working in end-of-life care present a historical overview of hospice and explain how the interdisciplinary team functions in the hospice setting. They then discuss challenges to the team including symptom management, death education, ethical issues, and support groups. The future of hospice is addressed in the final part of the book. The contributors are experts in community medical care, geriatric care, nursing care, pain management, research, counseling, and hospice management.
 

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Contents

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The Interdisciplinary Team
13
The Office Staff as Team Members
29
Eligibility and Reimbursement for Hospice
35
Physician Services Reimbursement
40
HospicePalliative Care Settings
47
Summary
55
The CQI Process
62
Q Spiritual Care of the Dying Person
119
Fatigue Dyspnea and Constipation
129
Cultural Competence in Hospice and
177
A Palliation in Noncancer Disease
195
K Grief and Bereavement Issues in
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fi Care of the Patient as Death Approaches
221
Q Solving Issues in HospicePalliative Care
241
Community Resources for HospicePalliative
261

Ethical Issues in Hospice Care
87
PhysicianAssisted Suicide and Euthanasia
95
Q Legal Issues in Hospice and Palliative Care
103
Further Reading
267
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