Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals: Principles and Practice

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Amir Shanan, Jessica Pierce, Tamara Shearer
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

List of Contributors xix
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BondCentered Animal Hospice and Palliative Care
41
Animal Hospice Models of Care
73
Prevalence of Diseases Causes of Death and Common Disease Trajectories in Hospice
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Cognitive Dysfunction
147
Recognizing Distress
153
Pharmacology Interventions for Symptom Management
165
Dysphoria
173
Physical Medicine Rehabilitation and Complementary and Integrative Medicine
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Euthanasia in Animal Hospice
251
Mental Health Considerations in Caring for Animal Hospice and Palliative Caregivers
263

Cancers in Dogs and Cats
89
Chronic Kidney Disease
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References
108
Respiratory Distress
115
The Suffering of Dyspnea
120
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Musculoskeletal Disorders
129
Nervous System Disease
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Addressing Spiritual Needs of Caregivers
285
Supporting Other Needs
299
Jessica Pierce and Amir Shanan
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Index
313
Balancing Efficacy of Treatments against Burdens of Care 199
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Ethical Decision Making in Animal Hospice and Palliative Care 57
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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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