Essentials for the Hospice Care Nurse: A Concise Guide to End-of-Life Care

Essentials for the Hospice Care Nurse: A Concise Guide to End-of-Life Care

By: Patricia Moyle Wright (author)Paperback

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An on-the-go reference for hospice nurses and those interested in end-of-life care, this practical guide covers the essential elements in the compassionate and holistic care of terminally ill patients and their families. Nurses care for patients facing end-of-life issues in every practice specialty, and as the American population continues to age the need for proficiency in end-of-life skills will become increasingly important. This book is an invaluable resource that provides emotional, administrative, and palliative support, whether in a hospice, long-term care facility, or even in acute care settings. This vital go-to text clearly and concisely lays out not only how to care for patients facing end-of-life issues, but also how to engage in self-care and cope with occupational stress. Beginning with an overview of hospice care, including its history and philosophy, this book offers a timeline of the growth of the hospice movement in the U.S. Subsequent sections include up-to-date information on the clinical responsibilities of the hospice nurse in addressing the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their families in a culturally sensitive way. This book also outlines the administrative duties of the hospice nurse, including hospice documentation, a review of hospice regulations, and quality management. The closing section focuses on occupational stress in hospice nursing and how to engage in self-care. This text can serve as a useful clinical resource and also as a reference for nurses seeking hospice certification from the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center. This book was originally published under the Fast Facts series by Springer Publishing Company.

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  • ISBN13: 9780826158710
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 525
  • ID: 9780826158710
  • ISBN10: 0826158714

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