End-of-Life-Care: A Practical Guide, Second Edition

End-of-Life-Care: A Practical Guide, Second Edition
By:Policzer, Joel; Kinzbrunner, Barry;
Pub Date:January 10th 2011
Format:Paperback 512 pages
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ISBN:0071545271 / 9780071545273
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The most thorough text available on providing patients and families with quality end-of-life care

"The study/learning questions at the end of each chapter make this book an excellent resource for both faculty who wish to test knowledge, and individual learners who wish to assess their own learning....The book is well written and easy to read. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service

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:

  • Preparing Patients for End of Life
  • Management of Symptoms
  • Diagnostic and Invasive Interventions
  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Special Populations
  • Diversity

No other text better assists physicians and other clinicians in providing patients near the end of life with support, guidance, and hope in the face of "hopelessness" than End of Life Care: A Practical Guide.


Table of contents

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
SECTION ONE: PREPARING PATIENTS FOR END-OF-LIFE CARE
1. Predicting Prognosis: How to Decide When End-of-Life Care is Needed, James B. Wright and Barry M. Kinzbrunner
2. How to Assist Patients and Families in Accessing End-of-Life Care, James B. Wright and Barry M. Kinzbrunner
3. Communicating with Patients and Families, Barry M. Kinzbrunner, Vincent D. Nguyen, Neal J. Weinreb, and Joel S. Policzer
4. How to Work with the Interdisciplinary Team, Barry M. Kinzbrunner and Joel S. Policzer
5. Measuring Outcomes and Quality of Life, Melanie P. Merriman
SECTION TWO: MANAGEMENT OF SYMPTOMS
6. Management of Pain at the End of Life, Tara C. Friedman, Barry M. Kinzbrunner, Neal J. Weinreb, and Michael Clark
7. Dyspnea and Other Respiratory Symptoms, Freddie J. Negron and Elizabeth A. McKinnis
8. Gastrointestinal Symptoms Near the End of Life, Barry M. Kinzbrunner and Elizabeth A. McKinnis
9. Neurological Symptoms at the End of Life, Barry M. Kinzbrunner, Tina Maluso-Bolton, and Bruce Schlecter
10. Delirium, Depression, and Anxiety, Barry M. Kinzbrunner, James B. Wright, Bruce Schlecter, and Tina Maluso-Bolton
11. Wound Care and Other Dermatologic Problems at the End of Life, Andrea M. Adkins, Joel S. Policzer, and Domingo Gomez
12. The Last Days: The Actively Dying Patient, Barry M. Kinzbrunner, Vincent D. Nguyen, and Jeanne Micklich Ash
13. Other Common Symptoms Near the End of Life, Barry M. Kinzbrunner and James B. Wright
14. Psychosocial and Spiritual Concerns at the End of Life, Sarah E. McKinnon and Bob Miller
15. The Physician's Role in Spiritual Care, Barry M. Kinzbrunner
16. Psychosocial and Spiritual Assessments, Rabbi Bryan Kinzbrunner
17. Grief and Bereavement, Robin Fiorelli
SECTION THREE: DIAGNOSTIC AND INVASIVE INTERVENTIONS
18. Diagnostic Tests and Invasive Procedures in End-of-Life Care, Barry M. Kinzbrunner adn Neal J. Weinreb
19. Palliative Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy, James M. Sinclair, Gaurav Mathur, and Neal J. Weinreb
20. Invasive Cardiac Interventions, Barry M. Kinzbrunner
21. Invasive Respiratory Care, Freddie J. Negron and Joel S. Policzer
SECTION FOUR: ETHICAL DILEMMAS
22. Advance Directives and CPR at the End of Life, Barry M. Kinzbrunner and Domingo Gomez
23. Physician-Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, and Palliative Sedation, Joel S. Policzer, Richard Fife, Richard A. Shapiro, and Neal J. Weinreb
24. Artificial Nutrition and Hydration, Lyra Sihra and Barry M. Kinzbrunner
SECTION FIVE: SPECIAL POPULATIONS
25. End-of-Life Care in Patients with AIDS, Alen Voskanian and Michael Wohlfeiler
26. Care of the Pediatric Patient at the End of Life, Lynn Ann Meister and Judith Ann Haythorne Macurda
27. Grief and Bereavement in Children, Robin Fiorelli
28. End-of-Life Care and Critical Care: The Emergency Department and the Intensive Care Unit, Joel S. Policzer and Forrest O. Beaty
29. Hospice in Long-Term Care, Jeffrey M. Kagan and Barry M. Kinzbrunner
30. The Geriatric Patient: Pain Management, Jeffrey M. Behrens
SECTION SIX: DIVERSITY
31. Cultural Diversity and End-of-Life Care, Barry M. Kinzbrunner, Michele Grant Ervin, Freddie J. Negron, Teresita Mesa, and Yolanda Castillo
32. Religious Diversity and End-of-Life Care, Barry M. Kinzbrunner, Syd Saxena, and Sara Roby
Answers to Self-Assessment Questions
Index


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