Care of the Dying & Deceased Patient explores all the practical issues surrounding death, including symptom control, resuscitation, organ donation, how to break bad news, the last offices, cultural issues, post mortems and documentation issues. It also explores both the legal and ethical issues involved- including withholding/withdrawing treatment, assisted euthanasia, patient’s property, wills etc.
- A practical guide to the management of the dying and deceased patient
- Of use to all nurses and nursing students
- Accessible and user-friendly
- Written by an expert in the field
- Chapter 1 Care of the dying patient: a guide for nurses (Dan Higgins).
- Chapter 2 Symptom control at the end of life (Louisa Hunwick, Shareen Juwle and Glen Mitchell).
- Chapter 3 Do not attempt resuscitation decisions (Elaine Walton and Philip Jevon).
- Chapter 4 Ethical issues (Fiona Foxall).
- Chapter 5 Complementary therapies in palliative care (Rachel McGuinness).
- Chapter 6 Relatives witnessing resuscitation (Melanie Humphreys).
- Chapter 7 Organ donation (Rachel Hodge and Liz Armstrong).
- Chapter 8 Breaking bad news (Dan Higgins).
- Chapter 9 Last offices (Dan Higgins).
- Chapter 10 Legal issues of death (Richard Griffith).
- Chapter 11 Post mortems and inquests (Cassam Tengnah).
- Chapter 12 Record keeping (Philip Jevon).
Phil Jevon qualified as an RGN in 1986. He worked on CCU between the years 1987 and 1993, during which time he gained considerable experience in coronary care nursing. He also worked regular shifts on a Chemotherapy Unit. He has been the Resuscitation Officer/Clinical Skills Lead at The Manor Hospital, Walsall since 1993 and is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Birmingham Medical School.