Publication Year: 2008
Edition: 1st Ed.
Authors/Editor: Jerry L. Old MD; Daniel L. Swagerty Jr., MD, MPH
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 91
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.
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