Palliative Care: Core Skills and Clinical Competencies, Expert Consult Online and Print

Author: Linda L. Emanuel


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  • ISBN: 9781437716191
  • Author: Linda L. Emanuel
  • Publ Date: 2011-06-03
  • Edition: 2
  • Pages: 752
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 13689

Table of Contents :

1 Palliative Care: A Quiet Revolution in Patient Care 2 Comprehensive Assessment 3 Communication Skills 4 Negotiating Goals of Care: Changing Goals along the Trajectory of Illness 5 Prognostication 6 Multiple Symptoms and Multiple Illnesses 7 Pain 8 Nausea/Vomiting 9 Anorexia/Cachexia and Fatigue 10 Depression & Anxiety 11 Delirium 11 Constipation 12 Urinary Incontinence 13 Sexuality 14 Dyspnea 15 Working with Families 16 Wound Care 17 Loss, Bereavement, and Adaptation 18 Understanding and Respecting Cultural Differences 19 Dignity Therapy 20 Advance Care Planning 21 Responding to Requests for Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide 22 Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Therapies 23 Last Hours of Living 24 Legal and Ethical Issues in the US 25 Hematology/Oncology 26 HIV/AIDS 27 Heart Failure 28 Kidney Failure 29 Gastrointestinal Malignancies 30 Neurodegenerative Diseases 31 Palliative Interventional Therapy 32 Care of Patients with Dementia (Delete content on incontinence and falls) 33 Pulmonary Palliative Medicine 34 Pediatric Palliative Care 35 Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit 36 Emergency Medicine and Palliative Care 37 Veterans and Vulnerable Populations 38 Treating Special Populations (chronic psych illnesses, homeless) 39 The Interdisciplinary Team 40 Palliative Care Nursing 41 Social Workers 42 Spiritual Care 43 Palliative Care in Long-Term Care Settings 44 Home Care 45 Integrating Palliative Care into Disease Management 46 Palliative Care Services and Programs (including new content on quality) 47 Physician and End of Life Care 48 The Economic Burden of End-of-Life Illness 49 Dealing with Economic Hardship/Impact 50 Palliative Care in Developing Countries I Formulary II Reimbursement Mechanisms III Online Resources for Palliative & End of Life Care


Find out all you need to know about providing high-quality care to patients with serious illnesses from the 2nd edition of "Palliative Care: Core Skills and Clinical Competencies". Drs. Linda L. Emanuel and S. Lawrence Librach, leaders in the field, address the clinical, physical, psychological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions that are integral to the care of the whole patient. They give you a broad understanding of the core clinical skills and competencies needed to effectively approach patient assessment, care of special populations, symptom control, ethical issues, and more. Clearly written in a user-friendly, high-yield format with convenient online access, this resource is your ultimate guidebook to the burgeoning practice of palliative medicine.


"This book provides a comprehensive and thorough understanding of all aspects of palliative care." Irish Pharmacy Journal. (review of the first edition)


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