Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing

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Betty R. Ferrell, Nessa Coyle, Judith A. Paice
Oxford University Press, 2015 - Medical - 1220 pages
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This landmark text is the key resource for nurses working in the field of palliative care. Edited by renowned nursing experts, and written by a dynamic team of internationally known authorities in nursing and palliative medicine, the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing covers the gamut of principles of care from the time of initial diagnosis of a terminal disease to the end of a patient's life and beyond. The text is distinctively developed to highlight the nurse's vital role as part of an integrated palliative care team. Various care settings are discussed including the hospital, ICU, home care, and hospice. Chapters focus on the practical aspects of nursing care, including symptom assessment, patient teaching, family support, psychosocial aspects of palliation, and spiritual care. New to the fourth edition are chapters on the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care Guidelines, palliative care of veterans, palliative care in rural settings, disaster situations, palliative care in Eastern Europe, and palliative care in the Philippines.
 

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Contents

SECTION II Symptom Assessment and Management
111
SECTION III Psychosocial Support
473
SECTION IV Special Patient Populations
565
SECTION V EndofLife Care Across Settings
681
SECTION VI Pediatric Palliative Care
835
SECTION VII Special Issues for the Nurse in EndofLife Care
959
Palliative Care Resource List
1183
Index
1189
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Betty R. Ferrell is Director of Nursing Education and Research at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durate, California. Nessa Coyle is Consultant in Palliative Care and Clinical Ethics in Oncology; Pain and Palliative Care Service, Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan KetteringCancer Center, New York, New York (Retired). Judith Paice is Director of the Cancer Pain Program, Division of Hematology/Oncology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

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