Designed for easy use at the bedside, this manual contains the practical information health care professionals need to provide optimal end-of-life care. The book presents a multidimensional, holistic approach to assessment and management of the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Topics covered include cultural diversity in end-of-life care; communicating with patients and families; predicting life expectancy; terminal care; non-pain symptom management; pain control; palliative interventions; pediatric palliative care; record keeping; and ethics. The succinct, user-friendly presentation features bullet points and numerous quick-reference tables. Each chapter includes an "In a Nutshell" summary of key points.

Key Features:-

  • Practical information that can be quickly read and used at the bedside by the busy practitioner.
  • A good study guide that presents information in a succinct manner with multiple bullet points.
  • Provides information that traditionally has not been taught in medical and nursing schools; contains
  • Tested practical information that is used in the field.
  • Contains multiple easy-to-read tables covering such topics as pain medications, how to treat non-pai
  • Tremendous study guide; includes an "In a Nutshell" review in each chapter that contains the most im

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PublisherWolters Kluwer | Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Publish YearSeptember 2007