Hospice and Palliative Care: Concepts and Practice

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2003 - Medical - 288 pages
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
Eligibility and Reimbursement for Hospice
35
Physician Services Reimbursement
40
HospicePalliative Care Settings
47
Summary
55
The CQI Process
62
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67
The Return to Essence
125
Principles of Pain Management
143
Barriers to Pain Management
149
Initial Pain Assessment Tool
155
Palliation in Noncancer Disease
195
Grief and Bereavement Issues in
209
Symptoms at the End of Life
222
Solving Issues in HospicePalliative Care
241

Ethical Issues in Hospice Care
87
PhysicianAssisted Suicide and Euthanasia
95
Legal Issues in Hospice and Palliative Care
103
Spiritual Care of the Dying Person
119
A Person with Bowel Obstruction
247
Community Resources for HospicePalliative
261
Further Reading
267
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