About this book
This concise book offers an engaging case-based approach to palliative care.
Experts in the field provide the essential aspects of daily practice with real
cases presented as forums for the discussion of the complexities and practicalities
of palliative treatment.
Clearly structured, each chapter opens with bullet points highlighting the most relevant aspects of the case and points for discussion. Covering the full range of symptoms from cardiac care to pain management to wound healing, the vital elements of management are put into context through insightful dissections of history, examination, and goals of care. Each chapter concludes with a section on further reading.
Palliative Care: a Case-based Guide provides the clinician with a crucial set of skills to address the challenging issues related to communication and symptom management. Care-oriented and practical, this book is ideal for all health care professionals committed to providing quality, compassionate care to end-of-life patients.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Anorexia - Anxiety - Cardiac - Death - Delirium - Depression - End of Life - Euthanasia - Gastrointestinal - Hospice - Medicine - Nutrition - Pain Management - Palliation - Palliative - Psychiatry - Pulmonary - Sedation - Supportive Care - Wound Care
Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Medicine - Public Health
Table of Contents
1.Global Palliative Care Issues
2.Palliative Care Communication Issues
3.Nutritional Palliative Care Issues
Clay M. Anderson
4.Psychiatric Palliative Care Issues
Jane E. Loitman and Teresa Deshields
5.Cardiac Palliative Care Issues
David Wensel and Drew A. Rosielle
6.Pulmonary Palliative Care Issues
Karin B. Porter-Williamson
7.GI Palliative Care Issues
Eric Roeland and Gary Buckholtz
8.Palliative Pain Issues
Miles J. Belgrade
9.Palliative Wound and Skin Issues
Cynthia A. Worley
10.Issues in the Last Hours
Jane E. Loitman and Christian T. Sinclair