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Practical Guide to Palliative Care, A

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

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