Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care Book

Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care


  • Author : George Demiris
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-12
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128144503

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Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care Book Description :

Behavioral Intervention Research in Hospice and Palliative Care: Building an Evidence Base sets forth research considerations and guidelines to build evidence-based interventions to improve end-of-life care. It is an in-depth introduction to implementation research and showcases how a clinical need is identified to inform an intervention. The book extensively examines the various phases of intervention research, including design, implementation, evaluation, dissemination and translation. The book focuses on methodological, ethical and practical issues. The science behind the quality of hospice and palliative care lags behind that of traditional medical practice, despite the continuous growth of palliative care interdisciplinary teams. Researching, developing and testing strategies is essential to advancing the effectiveness and value of this care. Informs readers how to conduct intervention research toward identifying best care Advises readers on design, implementation and evaluation of research Provides step-by-step templates to develop an intervention study Includes mock protocols from successful intervention trials Synthesizes lessons learned by established intervention researchers in hospice and palliative care

Perspectives on Behavioural Interventions in Palliative and End of Life Care Book

Perspectives on Behavioural Interventions in Palliative and End of Life Care


  • Author : Rebecca S Allen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-06-12
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351815154

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Perspectives on Behavioural Interventions in Palliative and End of Life Care Book Description :

The challenges faced by individuals and families at the end of life are still incredibly diverse, and many behavioural interventions and clinical approaches have been developed to address this great diversity of experiences in the face of dying and death, helping providers to care for their clients. Perspectives on Behavioural Interventions in Palliative and End-of-Life Care is an accessible resource that collates and explores interventions that can be used to address a wide range of behavioural, psychological, social and spiritual issues that arise when people are facing advanced chronic or life-limiting illness. With perspectives from experienced clinicians, providers, and caregivers from around the world, this book offers a strong foundation in contemporary evidence-based practice alongside seasoned practice insights from the field. Its chapters explore: Interventions to enhance communication and decision making The management of physical and mental health symptoms Meaning-Centred Psychotherapy for cancer patients Dignity Therapy Interventions embracing cultural diversity and intersectionality. Together with Perspectives on Palliative and End-of-Life Care: Disease, Social and Cultural Context, the book provides a foundation for collaborative international and interprofessional work by providing state-of science information on behavioural interventions addressing mental health and wellness. It is of interest to academics, researchers and postgraduates in the fields of mental health, medicine, psychology and social work, and is essential reading for healthcare providers and trainees from psychosocial and palliative medicine, social work and nursing.

Intervention Research Book

Intervention Research


  • Author : Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/ PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2012-04-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826109583

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Intervention Research Book Description :

2012 First Place AJN Book of the Year Award Winner in Nursing Research! "This is a resource for success and should be a part of any researcher's library."--Doody's Medical Reviews This book is a practical, user-friendly guide for health care researchers across multiple disciplines who are involved in intervention research. It provides all of the essential elements needed for understanding how to design, conduct, analyze, and fund intervention studies that are replicable and can withstand the scrutiny of the Institutional Review Board and peer review. Developed from an annual continuing education workshop on intervention studies conducted by Dr. Melnyk, this text is the most comprehensive body of information available on this topic. Contributors address the design of interventions that are ethically considerate and sensitive to culture, race/ethnicity, and gender, minimizing threats to external and internal validity, measurement, and budgeting. The guide explores such implementation issues as subject recruitment and retention, data management, and specialized settings, cost analysis, and explaining intervention effects. The text also guides readers in writing grant applications that fund , and addresses how to move intervention study findings into the real world. A unique addition to the book is the availability of digital examples of progress reports, final reports, and research grant applications that have received funding from the National Institutes of Health and other relevant organizations. This text is a valuable resource for all health care professionals conducting research and for doctoral students in health care studies. Key Features: Presents the essential tools for designing, conducting, analyzing, and funding intervention studies Designed for use by health care professionals conducting intervention research Provides comprehensive, accessible guidelines for doctoral students across all health care disciplines Instructs readers on writing grant application

Intervention Research and Evidence Based Quality Improvement  Second Edition Book

Intervention Research and Evidence Based Quality Improvement Second Edition


  • Author : Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826155719

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Intervention Research and Evidence Based Quality Improvement Second Edition Book Description :

First Edition received 2012 First Place AJN Book of the Year Award in Nursing Research! “This is a resource for success and should be a part of any researcher's library." --Doody's Medical Reviews (Praise for the First Edition) Written for researchers, clinicians and doctoral students, the newly revised edition of this comprehensive reference continues to deliver the essentials of intervention research with added content on evidence-based quality improvement, a must for improving healthcare quality, safety and population health outcomes. Although typically it takes years for research-based interventions to make their way to real world clinical settings, this “prolonged time for translation” frustrates researchers and their interprofessional teams. This second edition now delves even deeper into key strategies for rapidly moving research-based interventions into real world settings in the form of evidence-based quality improvement as well as the challenges of working in an increasingly diverse professional research environment. Intervention Research and Evidence-Based Quality Improvement, Second Edition begins at the pilot study phase for intervention research and highlights every step of the way through to full-scale randomized controlled trials. Written in user-friendly format, content covers designing, conducting, analyzing, and funding intervention studies that improve healthcare quality and people’s health outcomes. Chapters cover writing grant applications and show examples of actual applications that have been funded by NIH and other organizations. These real-life samples are available online, alongside additional progress reports and final reports. Real-world examples of evidence-based quality improvement projects that have improved outcomes also are highlighted in this second edition. New to the Second Edition: Describes evidence-based quality improvement and specific steps in conducting EBQI projects, which are essential for enhancing healthcare qua

Chronic Illness Book
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Chronic Illness


  • Author : Ilene Morof Lubkin
  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN 10 : 0763735949

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Chronic Illness Book Description :

The best-selling Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention continues to focus on the various aspects of chronic illness that influence both patients and their families. Topics include the sociological, psychological, ethical, organizational, and financial factors, as well as individual and system outcomes. the revised Sixth Edition includes new chapters on palliative care, complementary and alternative therapies, and self-efficacy, as well as added material on culturally competent care. Intended for nurses, social workers, and rehabilitation professionals, Chronic Illness demonstrates how the h

Brocklehurst s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology Book

Brocklehurst s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology


  • Author : Howard M. Fillit
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2010-05-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781437720754

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Brocklehurst s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology Book Description :

Popular with generations of practitioners, Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology has been the definitive reference of choice in the field of geriatric care. The new 7th Edition, by Howard M. Fillit, MD, Kenneth Rockwood, MD, and Kenneth Woodhouse, carries on this tradition with an increased clinical focus and updated coverage to help you meet the unique challenges posed by this growing patient population. Consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more make reference quick and easy, while over 255 illustrations compliment the text to help you find what you need on a given condition. Examples of the latest imaging studies depict the effects of aging on the brain, and new algorithms further streamline decision making. Emphasizes the clinical relevance of the latest scientific findings to help you easily apply the material to everyday practice. Features consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more that make reference quick and easy. Includes over 255 illustrations—including algorithms, photographs, and tables—that compliment the text to help you find what you need on a given condition. Provides summary boxes at the end of each chapter that highlight important points. Features the work of an expert author team, now led by Dr. Howard M. Fillit who provides an American perspective to complement the book’s traditional wealth of British expertise. Includes an expanded use of algorithms to streamline decision making. Presents more color images in the section on aging skin, offering a real-life perspective of conditions for enhanced diagnostic accuracy. Includes examples of the latest imaging studies to help you detect and classify changes to the brain during aging. Offers Grade A evidence-based references keyed to the relevant text.

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook   E Book Book
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Nursing Diagnosis Handbook E Book


  • Author : Betty J. Ackley
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2010-02-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323071529

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Nursing Diagnosis Handbook E Book Book Description :

Use this convenient resource to formulate nursing diagnoses and create individualized care plans! Updated with the most recent NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses, Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 9th Edition shows you how to build customized care plans using a three-step process: assess, diagnose, and plan care. It includes suggested nursing diagnoses for over 1,300 client symptoms, medical and psychiatric diagnoses, diagnostic procedures, surgical interventions, and clinical states. Authors Elizabeth Ackley and Gail Ladwig use Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) and Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) information to guide you in creating care plans that include desired outcomes, interventions, patient teaching, and evidence-based rationales. Promotes evidence-based interventions and rationales by including recent or classic research that supports the use of each intervention. Unique! Provides care plans for every NANDA-I approved nursing diagnosis. Includes step-by-step instructions on how to use the Guide to Nursing Diagnoses and Guide to Planning Care sections to create a unique, individualized plan of care. Includes pediatric, geriatric, multicultural, and home care interventions as necessary for plans of care. Includes examples of and suggested NIC interventions and NOC outcomes in each care plan. Allows quick access to specific symptoms and nursing diagnoses with alphabetical thumb tabs. Unique! Includes a Care Plan Constructor on the companion Evolve website for hands-on practice in creating customized plans of care. Includes the new 2009-2011 NANDA-I approved nursing diagnoses including 21 new and 8 revised diagnoses. Illustrates the Problem-Etiology-Symptom format with an easy-to-follow, colored-coded box to help you in formulating diagnostic statements. Explains the difference between the three types of nursing diagnoses. Expands information explaining the difference between actual and potential problems in per

Hospice Palliative Home Care and Bereavement Support Book

Hospice Palliative Home Care and Bereavement Support


  • Author : Lorraine Holtslander
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-07-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030195359

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Hospice Palliative Home Care and Bereavement Support Book Description :

This book provides an unique resource for registered nurses working in hospice palliative care at home and for the community, outside of acute care settings and also incorporates literature related to palliative care in acute health care settings, as part of the overall services and supports required. Very few resources exist which specifically address hospice palliative care in the home setting, despite the fact that most palliative care occurs outside acute care settings and is primarily supported by unpaid family caregivers. An overview of the concerns for individuals and families, as well as specific nursing interventions, from all ages would be an excellent support for nursing students and practicing registered nurses alike. The book structure begins with a description of the goals and objectives of hospice palliative care and the nursing role in providing excellent supportive care. Chapters include research findings and specifically research completed by the authors in the areas of pediatric palliative care, palliative care for those with dementia, and the needs of family caregivers in bereavement. Interventions developed by the editors are provided in this book, such as the “Finding Balance Intervention” for bereaved caregivers; the “Reclaiming Yourself” tool for bereaved spouses of partners with dementia; and The Keeping Hope Possible Toolkit for families of children with life threatening and life limiting illnesses. The development and application of these theory-based interventions are also highlighted. Videos and vignettes written by family caregivers about what was helpful for them, provide a patient-and family-centered approach./div The book will benefit nursing students, educators and practicing registered nurses by providing information, theory, and evidence from research.

Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations Book

Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations


  • Author : Alex Gitterman
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 896
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231537018

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Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations Book Description :

When community and family support systems are weak or unavailable, and when internal resources fail, populations that struggle with chronic, persistent, acute, and/or unexpected problems become vulnerable to physical, cognitive, emotional, and social deterioration. Yet despite numerous risk factors, a large number of vulnerable people do live happy and productive lives. This best-selling handbook examines not only risk and vulnerability factors in disadvantaged populations but also resilience and protective strategies for managing and overcoming adversity. This third edition reflects new demographic data, research findings, and theoretical developments and accounts for changing economic and political realities, including immigration and health care policy reforms. Contributors have expanded their essays to include practice with individuals, families, and groups, and new chapters consider working with military members and their families, victims and survivors of terrorism and torture, bullied children, and young men of color.

Geropsychological Interventions in Long Term Care Book

Geropsychological Interventions in Long Term Care


  • Author : Lee Hyer, PhD, ABPP
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2006-02-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0826138462

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Geropsychological Interventions in Long Term Care Book Description :

Older people are entering nursing homes later and sicker than ever before, thus presenting as more physically fragile and complex residents and requiring more advanced care and treatment. To this end, Hyer and Intrieri have gathered together a group of health care professionals who are genuinely dedicated to the care and research of long-term care (LTC) environments. This group seeks to push the envelope for improved use of professional time, effort, and input and in this remarkable book, share their ideas with you. By applying the Selective Optimization with Compensation (SOC) model to various care settings, the editors are able to examine current LTC practices and existing psychosocial issues confronting older LTC patients; either support or challenge them; and offer suggestions and strategies, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, for improving the LTC system and residents' physical, psychological, emotional, and social health. This book provides insight on the psychological issues facing long-term care residents for a plethora of health care professionals, including: Physicians and geriatricians who care for older adults in the LTC system Nurses and geriatric nurse specialists Social workers Activity coordinators Physical, occupational, and speech therapists within an LTC setting who are seeking ways to explain behavior and empower the residents they care for Psychologists and psychiatrists whose practice focuses on older adults

Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care  An Issue of Veterinary Clinics  Small Animal Practice   E Book Book
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Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care An Issue of Veterinary Clinics Small Animal Practice E Book


  • Author : Tami Shearer
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2011-06-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455709151

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Palliative Medicine and Hospice Care An Issue of Veterinary Clinics Small Animal Practice E Book Book Description :

Introducing one of the first primers on palliative and hospice care for the small animal veterinarian! Guest edited by Dr. Tami Shearer, this volume will include topics such as: the history of pet hospice, delivery systems of veterinary hospice and palliative care, 5-step pet hospice plan, a veterinarian’s role in helping pet owners with decision making, quality of life assessment techniques, assessment and treatment of pain in life-limiting disease, the role of rehabilitation techniques for hospice and palliative care patients, the role of nutrition and alternative care methods in hospice and palliative care patients, emotional support tips, ethical considerations in life-limiting conditions, case studies, and much more!

Hospice Care for Patients with Advanced Progressive Dementia Book

Hospice Care for Patients with Advanced Progressive Dementia


  • Author : Ladislav Volicer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015040049754

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Hospice Care for Patients with Advanced Progressive Dementia Book Description :

This volume demonstrates how hospice care leads to improved quality of life for patients with terminal dementia and their families. Much of the information is based on the successful 10-year experience of the E.N. Rogers Memorial Hospital, where the first palliative care program for the management of patients with advanced dementia was developed. This volume is of importance to nurses, physicians, and social workers involved in hospice or home care of patients at the terminal stage of dementia.

The Changing Face of Health Care Social Work  Third Edition Book

The Changing Face of Health Care Social Work Third Edition


  • Author : Sophia F. Dziegielewski, PhD, LCSW
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2013-05-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826119438

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The Changing Face of Health Care Social Work Third Edition Book Description :

This third edition of a best-selling social work text reflects the dramatic changes that have taken place in our health care environment since the second edition was published in 2004óand will likely continue to take place. It is a practical guide for social workers who must navigate our complex health care environment and accept new challenges while adapting to continual change. The book encompasses many facets of professional health care social work within the U.S. health care system, across key health care settings and with numerous different patient populations. The book is also a call to action for social workers, who today must not only be therapeutically effective but must be professionally competitive with other health care providers that claim similar treatment strategies and techniques. Permeating the third edition is a strong emphasis on the importance of developing best practices that are evidence-based, supportive, and ethically accountable while remaining time-limited and cost-effective. Each chapter contains a Glossary, Questions for Further Study, and a list of relevant websites. At the end of each chapter, a ìFuture Directionsî section helps social workers understand what to expect and how to prepare for changes in order to practice successfully. This third edition additionally encompasses updated professional profiles for diverse arenas of practice and is accompanied by an Instructorís Manual that provides a test bank, activities designed to enhance learning, and a sample syllabus. Completely new or updated sections examine: Mental health parity Changes in billing Evidence-based practice strategy Electronic record keeping and other advances in health technology Information related to the DSM-5 Protecting yourself legally in your documentation Protecting the privacy of the client Supervision in the health care setting The importance of teamwork and collaboration Social work in the military and VA settings Safety planning

Palliative Care Nursing Book

Palliative Care Nursing


  • Author : Marianne Matzo
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826157935

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Palliative Care Nursing Book Description :

Annotation Offering a blend of holistic and humanistic caring coupled with aggressive management of pain and symptoms associated with advanced disease, this resource is organized around 15 competencies in palliative care developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, with each chapter outlining specific skills needed to achieve each competency.

Caring in Nursing Classics Book

Caring in Nursing Classics


  • Author : Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2012-12-12
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826171122

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Caring in Nursing Classics Book Description :

"This very interesting book provides a good overview of the evolution of the art and practice of nursing...Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries “This collected work by scholars Smith, Turkel, and Wolf stands as a classic indeed. It offers nursing and related fields a repository and living history of the evolution of nursing within a caring science paradigm over a 40-year span from foundational ideas and developments, to current work in education, research, and institutional/community practices of caring...[The work] sustains and advances knowledge of human caring to serve humanity.” From the Foreword by Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN- BC, FAAN Founder, Watson Caring Science Institute This is a core resource for nursing educators and students at all levels who seek fundamental perspectives on the art and science of caring. The text comprises 37 classic book chapters and journal articles written by leaders in the field and illuminate the evolution of the caring paradigm--from its beginnings as a philosophical/ethical/theoretical guide to nursing, to implications for the future development of caring science. Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI), it will also be a primary resource for students attending WCSI programs and for in-service education programs, especially in hospitals with, or seeking, Magnet status. Each section features an introductory essay illuminating important concepts, followed by reflective questions appropriate for baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Also included are multiple-choice questions, a variety of case studies, a digital teacher and student resource with PowerPoints for key ideas, and more. The book is organized into nine sections providing an in-depth analysis of the evolution of caring scholarship; systematic reviews of the concept of caring; theoretical perspectives, including conceptual orientations, middle-range theories, and grand theories; seminal research studies; research

Palliative Care E Book Book

Palliative Care E Book


  • Author : Linda L. Emanuel
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2011-04-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9781437735970

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Palliative Care E Book Book Description :

Find out all you need to know about providing high-quality care to patients with serious illnesses from the 2nd edition of Palliative Care: Core Skills and Clinical Competencies. Drs. Linda L. Emanuel and S. Lawrence Librach, leaders in the field, address the clinical, physical, psychological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions that are integral to the care of the whole patient. They give you a broad understanding of the core clinical skills and competencies needed to effectively approach patient assessment, care of special populations, symptom control, ethical issues, and more. Clearly written in a user-friendly, high-yield format, this resource is your ultimate guidebook to the burgeoning practice of palliative medicine. Improve your pain management and symptom management skills with a better understanding of best practices in palliative care. Quickly review specific treatment protocols for both malignant and non-malignant illnesses, including HIV/AIDS, heart failure, renal failure, pulmonary disease, and neurodegenerative disease. Better understand and manage the common and unique challenges associated with delivering palliative care in various social settings, such as the ICU, hospice, and the home; and to diverse populations, such as children, elders, and vulnerable members of society. Expand your knowledge of palliative care issues with new chapters on Veterans, Special Populations, Prognostication, Delirium, Working with Families, Wound Care, Home Care, and Dealing with Economic Hardship. Find the information you need quickly and easily with a templated, high-yield format.

Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine Book

Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine


  • Author : Harvey Max Chochinov
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 565
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195301076

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Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine Book Description :

Psychiatric, or psychosocial, palliative care has transformed palliative medicine. Palliation that neglects psychosocial dimensions of patient and family experience fails to meet contemporary standards of comprehensive palliative care. While a focus on somatic issues has sometimes overshadowed attention to psychological, existential, and spiritual end-of-life challenges, the past decade has seen an all encompassing, multi-disciplinary approach to care for the dying take hold. Written by internationally known psychiatry and palliative care experts, the Handbook of Psychiatry in Palliative Medicine is an essential reference for all providers of palliative care, including psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health counselors, oncologists, hospice workers, and social workers.

Palliative Care Book

Palliative Care


  • Author : Jane E. Loitman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-06-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 83
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607615903

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Palliative Care Book Description :

A clinical case-based handbook has a role in general clinicians’ practice of caring for patients with serious or life-limiting illness. The explosion of the field of Hospice and Palliative Medicine impacts all physicians and healthcare providers. Fellowship trained s- cialists graduate in greater numbers annually. These and more seasoned specialists are now certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties as subspecialists. Research in this field is expanding in scope and quantity, and peer reviewed journals devoted to this work are multiplying. Moreover, peer reviewed journals in primary care and other subspecialties of medicine regularly include papers that focus on end-of-life care, quality of life issues, and symptom management. Overall then, access to clinical information necessary to care for patients with life-limiting illness is not only essential, but also increasingly available. This case-based clinical book aims to help with the actual practice of caring for patients with life-limiting illness. Numerous texts and journals exist to provide the data to inform care, yet there remains a need to find practical points and information about the practical application of the principles of palliative care. Thus, we hope that the cases, key points, and practical tips will help health care providers who are not experts already in palliative care in the care of patients with serious illness and challenging problems. Some chapters follow one patient through the course of an illness to highlight the applicability of palliative care throughout the disease process.

Legacies from the Living Room Book

Legacies from the Living Room


  • Author : Debra Parker Oliver
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 1977201407

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Legacies from the Living Room Book Description :

Debra Parker Oliver and her husband were living a fairy-tale life--until his terminal cancer diagnosis. Rather than spend precious time fighting a disease they knew they could not beat, they focused on living and making memories with their family. From that experience, as well as her decades as a hospice researcher and manager of a hospice agency, Oliver wrote Legacies from the Living Room: A Love-Grief Equation for people caring for loved ones with terminal illnesses. Unique in that it is written not from the patient's perspective but from the caregiver's, Legacies from the Living Room offers readers guidance through illness, loss, and bereavement--it offers the answer to pain: a love-grief equation.

Palliative Care Nursing Book

Palliative Care Nursing


  • Author : Marianne Matzo, PhD, APRN-CNP, FPCN, FAAN
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2018-06-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 725
  • ISBN 10 : 9780826127198

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Palliative Care Nursing Book Description :

“This 5th edition is an important achievement; it is a symbol of commitment to the field of palliative nursing, where we have been and where we are going.” - Betty Rolling Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN From the Foreword The aging population has only grown since the first edition of this comprehensive and seminal publication nearly 20 years ago. Based on the need to humanize rather than medicalize the illness experience for patients, this text delves into palliative care beyond the specific diseases affecting the patient. Instead, content focuses on the whole person and family. Palliative patients struggle with chronic, debilitating, and painful conditions, and grapple with the fact that life as they knew it has already passed away. Families and friends reciprocally suffer, not knowing how to help and therefore become the secondary victims of the disease. This is not the challenge of a lone nurse, or a single physician, therapist, or social worker. Rather, palliative and hospice care requires the expertise and unique roles of an interprofessional team to help the patient and family strengthen their resilience, continue to find meaning and purpose in life, and cure what can be cured. Palliative Care Nursing, Fifth Edition, delivers advanced empirical, aesthetic, ethical and personal knowledge. This new edition brings an increased focus on outcomes, benchmarking progress, and goals of care. It expounds upon the importance of the cross-disciplinary collaboration introduced in the previous edition. Every chapter in Sections I, II, and III includes content written by a non-nursing member of the interprofessional team. Based on best-evidence and clinical practice guidelines, this text presents comprehensive, targeted interventions responsive to the needs of palliative and hospice patients and family. Each chapter contains compassionate, timely, appropriate, and cost-effective care for diverse populations across the illness trajectory. Key Features The expanded new