This title teaches palliative care as only a nurse can teach it. It includes full-text PDA download! In this highly useful book, Campbell shared with you everything you must know about providing the best possible care to end-of-life patients and their families. Vignettes, clinical pearls, and nursing alerts help you to understand: the nurse's role in providing care to dying patients; special approaches to talking with patients and their families; patient and family needs; withdrawal of life-sustaining devices; and, nurse's grief.
Nurse's Pocket Guide to Palliative CareI.Nurses role in providing care to dying patientsa.ANA Scope and Standards of Practice b.ANA Social Policy StatementII.Patient Characteristicsa.Trajectories b.Settings c.DiagnosesIII. Needsa.Patients b.FamiliesIV.Communicationa.Nurses role b.Collaboration with physicians c.Breaking bad news d.Discussing treatment goals and DNR e.Discussing hospice f.Imminent death notification g.Death notification h.Discussing organ or tissue donation i.Discussing autopsyV.Symptom assessment and managementa.Pain b.Dyspnea c.Nausea and Vomiting d.Fear e.Anxiety f.Delirium g.Anorexia h.Constipation VI.Withdrawing life-sustaining treatmentsa.Mechanical ventilation b.Dialysis c.Pacemakers, AICD d.Artificial nutrition and hydrationVII.Anticipatory Griefa.Patient needs and interventions b.Family needs and interventionsVIII.After death carea.Body b.FamilyIX.Nurse self-care