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This is 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; and, 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 .
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Barry M. Kinzbrunner , Joel S. Policzer
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Medical
Country of Publication: United States
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Dimensions: Width: 18.80cm , Height: 3.10cm , Length: 23.60cm
ISBN 10: 0071545271
Publication Date: 01 February 2011
Audience: Professional and scholarly , Professional & Vocational
Publisher's Status: Active
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Table of ContentsContributors 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
Barry Kinzbrunner, MD Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Miami, Florida Voluntary Assistant Professor of Medicine Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University, Miami, Florida Voluntary Assistant Professor of Medicine Miller School of Medicine University of Miami, Miami, FL Joel S. Policzer, MD Senior Vice President-National Medical Director VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Miami, Florida Voluntary Assistant Professor of Family Medicine University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine Fort Lauderdale, FL Voluntary Assistant Professor of Medicine Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University, Miami, FL
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