Practical Guide to Palliative Care, A

Publication Year: 2008

Edition: 1st Ed.

Authors/Editor: Jerry L. Old MD; Daniel L. Swagerty Jr., MD, MPH

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)

ISBN: 978-0-78-176343-1

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 91

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Designed for easy use at the bedside, manual contains practical information health care professionals need to provide optimal end-of-life care.

Presents a multidimensional, holistic approach to assessment and management of the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and family. Topics covered include cultural diversity in end-of-life care; communicating with patients and families; predicting life expectancy; terminal care; non-pain symptom management; pain control; palliative interventions; pediatric palliative care; record keeping; and ethics.

The succinct, user-friendly presentation features bullet points and numerous quick-reference tables. Each chapter includes an "In a Nutshell" summary of key points.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Jerry L. Old MD; Daniel L. Swagerty Jr., MD, MPH
ISBN: 978-0-78-176343-1
Advanced Practice
Nurse Practitioner
Primary Care/Family Medicine/General Practice
Language: English
Edition: 1st Ed.
Pages: 240
Illustrations: 11
Year: 2008
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 91