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End of life care : a practical guide / editors, Barry M. Kinzbrunner, Joel S. Policzer.

New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, c2011.
2nd ed.
xxii, 858 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
"The most thorough text available on providing patients and families with quality end-of-life care. End of Life Care: A Practical Guide offers solution-oriented coverage of the real-world issues and challenges that arise daily for clinicians caring for those with life-limiting illnesses and conditions. End of Life Care: A Practical Guide includes specific clinical guidance for pain management and other common end of life symptoms. The second edition has been made even more essential with the addition of chapter-ending Q&A for self assessment and board review, new coverage of multicultural medicine, an increased number of algorithms to assist decision making on complicated clinical, legal, and ethical issues. Six sections walk you through the complexities of caring for patients who are nearing the end of life."--Provided by publisher.
Rev. ed. of: 20 common problems in end-of-life care / editors, Barry M. Kinzbrunner, Neal J. Weinreb, Joel S. Policzer. c2002.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Machine generated contents note: Section I -- Preparing Patients for End-of-Life Care -- Predicting Prognosis: How to Decide When End-of-Life Care Is Needed -- How to Help Patients Access End-of-Life Care -- Communicating with Patients and Families -- Part 1: How to Inform the Patient: Conveying Bad News Part 2: Goals of Care and Decision-Making Conversations -- Section II: Management of Symptoms -- How to Work with the Interdisciplinary Team -- Measuring Outcomes and Quality of Life -- Management of Pain at the End of Life -- Dyspnea and Other Respiratory Symptoms -- Gastrointestinal Symptoms near the End of Life -- Neurological Symptoms at the End of Life -- Delirium, Depression, and Anxiety -- Wound Care and Other Dermatologic Problems at the End of Life -- The Last Days: The Actively Dying Patient -- Other Common Symptoms near the End of Life -- Psychosocial and Spiritual Concerns at the End of Life -- The Physicians Role in Spiritual Care -- Psychosocial and Spiritual Assessments -- Grief and Bereavement --
  • Section III: Diagnostic and Invasive Interventions -- Diagnostic Tests and Invasive Procedures in End-of-Life Care -- Palliative Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy -- Invasive Cardiac Interventions --Invasive Respiratory Care -- Part 1: Invasive Respiratory Interventions -- Part 2: Discontinuation of Mechanical Ventilation -- Ethical Dilemmas -- Advance Directives and CPR at the End of Life -- Euthanasia, Physician-Assisted Suicide, and Palliative Sedation -- Artificial Nutrition and Hydration -- Section V: Specific Population -- End-of-Life Care in Patients with AIDS -- Care of the Pediatric Patient at the End of Life - Grief and Bereavement in Children -- End-of-Life Care and Critical Care: ICU and the ER -- Hospice in Long-Term Care -- The Geriatric Patient: Pain Management -- Section VI: Diversity -- Cultural Diversity and End-of-Life Care -- Religious Diversity and End-of-Life Care.
Other title(s):
20 common problems in end-of-life care.
  • 9780071545273 (alk. paper)
  • 0071545271 (alk. paper)
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