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Nursing Care at the End of Life

Nursing Care at the End of Life - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803611283

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ISBN13: 978-0803611283
ISBN10: 0803611285
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Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Published: 2006
International: No

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Nursing Care at the End of Life - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803611283

Joyce V. Zerwekh

ISBN13: 978-0803611283
ISBN10: 0803611285
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

Nursing Care at the End of Life: Palliative Care for Patients and Families explores the deep issues of caring for the dying and suffering. The book is based on the Hospice Family Caregiving Model previously published by the author and focuses on the practice implications of care for the dying. The book is written in a clear and user-friendly style, and is ideal for undergraduate nursing students learning about dying, suffering, and caring for individuals and their families.

Key Features

  • Focuses on practical tips for dealing with a dying patient
  • Provides communication strategies for the challenges of listening to individuals who are dying or suffering
  • Emphasizes respect for diverse cultural and spiritual beliefs
  • Delves into the search for meaning and transcendence for those who do not identify with any faith tradition
  • Addresses the current challenges caregivers encounter in home care, hospice, hospital, and skilled nursing facility settings
  • Includes a discussion on pain management
  • Uses the tree as an organizing metaphor to visualize nursing competencies
  • Other key features include: learning objectives, essential concept boxes, "Planting the Seeds" practice tips, internet resources, and extensive case examples

Table of Contents

Unit I: End-of-Life Care

1. The End of Life and End of Life Caregiving
2. Hospice and Palliative Care

Unit II: Sustaining Yourself as a Nurse

3. Strategies To Stay Healthy
4. Collaborating With an Interdisciplinary Team

Unit III: Reaching Out and Connecting

5. Understanding the Dying Experience
6. Connecting and Caring Presence
7. Grief and Mourning
8. Cross Cultural Competency at the End-of-Life

Unit IV: Ethical and Spiritual Caring

9. Ethical Issues at the End of Life
10. Spiritual Caring

Unit V Strengthening the Family

11. Understanding and Strengthening Families
12. Children Facing Death

Unit VI: Comforting

13. Understanding and Anticipating the Course of Terminal Disease
14. Comforting and the Essentials of Pain Relief at the End of Life
15. Medicating for Pain at the End of Life
16. Management of Physical Nonpain Symptoms
17. Caring in Different Settings When Death is Imminent

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