The fifth edition of this seminal reference and text in palliative care nursing helps the practitioner and student offer comprehensive, targeted interventions responsive to the needs of palliative and hospice patients and families.
Based on the best level of evidence available, reference to clinical practice guidelines, and palliative care order sets to address critical symptoms, the knowledge presented in this edition supports compassionate, timely, appropriate and cost-effective care to achieve quality health outcomes for diverse palliative care populations across the illness trajectory.
Noteworthy features of the new edition include broadening population health management by helping the reader to identify patterns and connections within and across population and utilize information to respond to the needs of populations. This strategy allows the reader to apply strategies that are consistent with IHI's Triple Aim that includes Improving the patient experience of care, Improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of health care.
Every Chapter in Sections 1, 2, and 3 includes an Evidence Based Box with a current study including a commentary written by someone from a discipline other than nursing or by an interdisciplinary team.