Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing

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Betty Rolling Ferrell, Judith A. Paice
Oxford University Press, Mar 4, 2019 - Medical - 1000 pages
The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing remains the most comprehensive treatise on the art and science of palliative care nursing available. Dr. Betty Rolling Ferrell and Dr. Judith A. Paice have invited 162 nursing experts to contribute 76 chapters addressing the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs pertinent to the successful palliative care team. Organized within 7 Sections, this new edition covers the gamut of principles of care: from the time of initial diagnosis of a serious illness to the end of a patient's life and beyond. This fifth edition features several new chapters, including chapters on advance care planning, organ donation, self-care, global palliative care, and the ethos of palliative nursing. Each chapter is rich with tables and figures, case examples for improved learning, and a strong evidence-based practice to support the highest quality of care. The book offers a valuable and practical resource for students and clinicians across all settings of care. The content is relevant for specialty hospice agencies and palliative care programs, as well as generalist knowledge for schools of nursing, oncology, critical care, and pediatric. Developed with the intention of emphasizing the need to extend palliative care beyond the specialty to be integrated in all settings and by all clinicians caring for the seriously ill, this new edition will continue to serve as the cornerstone of palliative care education.
 

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Contents

Section II Symptom Assessment and Management
87
Section III Psychosocial and Spiritual Support
377
Section IV Special Patient Populations
467
Section V EndofLife Care across Settings
571
Section VI Pediatric Palliative Care
697
Section VII Special Issues for the Nurse in EndofLife Care
807
Index
881
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Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN is the Director and Professor of Nursing Research at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California. Judith A. Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN is the Director of the Cancer Pain Program in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

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