Textbook of Palliative Care Communication

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Elaine Wittenberg, Betty R. Ferrell, Thomas Smith
Oxford University Press, Nov 20, 2015 - Medical - 435 pages
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The Textbook of Palliative Care Communication is the authoritative text on communication in palliative care, providing a compilation of international and interdisciplinary perspectives. This online resource volume was uniquely developed by an interdisciplinary editorial team to address an array of providers including physicians, nurses, social workers, and chaplains, and it unites clinicians with academic researchers interested in the study of communication. By featuring practical conversation and curriculum tools stemming from research, this text integrates scholarship and inquiry into translatable content that others can use to improve their practice, teach skills to others, and engage in patient-centered communication. The volume begins by defining communication, explicating debatable issues in research, and highlighting specific approaches to studying communication in a palliative care context. Chapters focus on health literacy and cultural communication, patient and family communication, barriers and approaches to discussing palliative care with specific patient populations, pain, life support, advance care planning, and quality of life topics such as sexuality, spirituality, hope, and grief. Team communication in various care settings is outlined, and current research and education for healthcare professionals are summarized. Unique to this volume are chapters on conducting communication research, both qualitatively and quantitatively, to promote further research in palliative care.
 

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Contents

1 Overview of Communication
1
2 A Historical Perspective of Palliative Care Communication
10
3 Transactional Communication
14
4 Consumer Communication and Public Messaging About Palliative Care
22
5 Communication Ethics
27
6 Communication in Palliative Social Work
35
7 Communication in Palliative Medicine
44
8 Communication in Palliative Nursing
54
27 Neonatal and Pediatrics
220
28 Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Communication
229
29 PatientCentered Communication
238
30 Care Coordination and Transitions in Care
246
31 Trust Hope and Miracles
255
32 Physical Pain and Symptoms
263
33 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
271
 Communicating About Life Support Artificial Hydration and Nutrition
276

9 Communication in Palliative Care Chaplaincy
63
10 Communication in Clinical Psychology
71
11 Cultural Humility
79
12 Health Literacy and Communication in Palliative Care
90
13 Patient and FamilyCentered Written Communication in the Palliative Care Setting
102
14 Health Disparities
111
15 The Role of Communication and Information in Symptom Management
119
16 Patient Experience of Illness
127
17 Family Member Experience of Caregiving
135
18 Family Caregiver Communication Goals and Messages
144
19 Cultural Considerations in Palliative Care and Serious Illness
153
20 Family Conversations About InHome and Hospice Care
161
21 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Heart Disease
173
22 Oncology Across the Trajectory
183
23 Transplantation and Organ Donation
189
24 Communication Challenges in Providing Advance Care Planning for People Living With HIVAIDS
197
25 Homeless Mentally Ill and DrugAddicted Patients
205
26 Seriously Ill Veterans
214
35 Advance Care Planning
285
36 Palliative Care Communication and Sexuality
294
37 Spiritual Communication
301
38 Grief Reactions
311
39 Team Communication in the Acute Care Setting
321
40 Team Communication in the Outpatient Care Setting
330
41 Team Communication in the Hospice Setting
340
42 Team Communication in the Nursing Home Setting
346
43 Communication Education for Physicians
355
44 Communication Education for Nurses
366
45 Communication Education for Social Workers
375
46 Communication Education for Chaplains
382
47 Interprofessional Education
390
48 Qualitative Communication Research
399
49 Quantitative Communication Research
408
50 The State of the Science on Palliative Care Communication
417
Index
425
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Elaine Wittenberg is an Associate Professor of Nursing Research and Education at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California.

Betty R. Ferrell is a Professor and the Director of Nursing Rearch and Education at City of Hope National Medical Center in Durate, California.

Joy Goldsmith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee.

Thomas Smith is the Director of Palliative Medicine and Professor of Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Sandra L. Ragan is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.

Myra Glajchen is the Director of Medical Education at the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care and an Assistant Professor of Family and Social Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, New York.

George Handzo is the Director of Health Services, Research, and Quality at Healthcare Chaplaincy in New York, New York.

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