Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals: Principles and Practice

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Amir Shanan, Tamara Shearer, Jessica Pierce
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 17, 2017 - Medical - 348 pages

Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals: Principles and Practice offers the first comprehensive reference to veterinary hospice and palliative care, with practical guidance and best practices for caring for sick and dying animals.

  • Presents the first thorough resource to providing veterinary hospice and palliative care
  • Offers practical guidance and best practices for caring for sick and dying animals
  • Provides an interdisciplinary team approach, from a variety of different perspectives
  • Gives concrete advice for easing pets more gently through their final stage of life
  • Includes access to a companion website with client education handouts to use in practice

 

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Contents

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BondCentered Animal Hospice and Palliative Care
41
Ethical Decision Making in Animal Hospice and Palliative Care
57
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Chronic Kidney Disease
101
Congestive Heart Failure
109
Pharmacology Interventions for Symptom Management
165
Dysphoria
173
Physical Medicine Rehabilitation and Complementary and Integrative Medicine
181
Balancing Efficacy of Treatments against Burdens of Care
199
Practical Considerations
206
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Euthanasia in Animal Hospice
251
and Providers
263

Respiratory Distress
115
Nervous System Disease
137
Cognitive Dysfunction
147
Recognizing Distress
153
Supporting Other Needs
299
Aftercare
307
Index
313
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Amir Shanan, DVM, is the Founding President of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, www.iaahpc.org, and the owner of Compassionate Veterinary Hospice, a veterinary practice dedicated to providing end-of-life care services, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Jessica Pierce, BA, M.Div., PhD, is a bioethicist and affiliate faculty at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, USA.

Tamara Shearer, DVM, CCRP, CVPP, CVA, is the owner of Western Carolina Animal Pain Clinic / Shearer Pet Health Hospital in Sylva, North Carolina, USA.

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