Clinical Pocket Guide to Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing

ISBN : 9780190204709

Constance Dahlin; Patrick Coyne; Betty Ferrell
200 Pages
127 x 203 mm
Pub date
Jun 2017
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The Clinical Pocket Guide to Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing is a companion guide to Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing, the first text devoted to advanced practice nursing care of the seriously ill and dying. Each chapter of this pocket guide presents point-of-care guidance on palliative care issues for quick reference in daily practice. Edited by leaders in the field, this handbook provides consistency in the nursing process from assessment to management and evaluation of symptoms and various clinical situations. The Clinical Pocket Guide to Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing contains clinical pearls developed from the textbook and practical tools on pain and symptom assessment, functional status, and communication, making it an ideal resource for practicing APNs.


Chapter 1: Pain
Chapter 2: Dyspnea
Chapter 3: Bowel Symptoms: Constipation, Diarrhea, and Obstruction
Chapter 4: Challenging Symptoms: Dry Mouth, Hiccups, Fevers, Pruritus, and Sleep Disorders
Chapter 5: Nausea and Vomiting
Chapter 6: Anxiety
Chapter 7: Delirium
Chapter 8: Depression and Suicide
Chapter 9: Palliative Emergencies
Chapter 10: Discontinuation of Life Sustaining Therapies
Chapter 11: Withdrawal of Cardiology Technology
Chapter 12: Withdrawal of Respiratory Technology
Chapter 13: Palliative Sedation
Chapter 14: Pediatric Palliative Care across the Continuum
Chapter 15: Palliative Care of the Geriatric Patient

About the author: 

Constance Dahlin is the Director of Professional Practice for the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a Palliative Nurse Practitioner at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts. CD: Patrick J. Coyne is the Director of Palliative Care and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Betty R. Ferrell is a Professor and Director of Nursing Research and Education in the Department of Population Sciences at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California.

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