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Fundamental Aspects of Palliative Care Nursing 2nd Edition: An Evidence Based Handbook For Student Nurses

Published: February 2010

This handy second edition builds and expands on the first. It is concise and practical, and contains:

  • Evidence-based research

  • Suggestions for achieving quality care

  • Key themes of palliative care nursing

  • Guidelines that cover the spectrum of palliative care scenarios

  • Opportunities for reflection and learning

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Palliative care quiz

Core concepts and developments in end of life care

What is palliative nursing?

Palliative nursing skills: What are they?

Care pathways

Palliative care for all diagnoses

Dealing with ethical dilemmas

Delivering hands on care

Encountering death for the first time

Communicating with care and compassion

The nature of pain and suffering

The assessment pain

The management of pain

Managing symptoms other than pain

Spiritual care;

Palliative emergencies

Life closure skills

Essential comfort measures at the bedside

Multicultural needs at the end of life

Care priorities in the last days of life

Caring for the bereaved

Self-assessment multiple choice test answers

Palliative care quiz answers

ISBN: 9781856423946
£26.99