This landmark text is the key resource for nurses working in the field of palliative care. Edited by renowned nursing experts, and written by a dynamic team of internationally known authorities in nursing and palliative medicine, the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing covers the gamut of principles of care from the time of initial diagnosis of a terminal disease to the end of a patient's life and beyond. The text is distinctively developed to highlight the nurse's vital role as part of an integrated palliative care team. Various care settings are discussed including the hospital, ICU, home care, and hospice. Chapters focus on the practical aspects of nursing care, including symptom assessment, patient teaching, family support, psychosocial aspects of palliation, and spiritual care. New to the fourth edition are chapters on the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care Guidelines, palliative care of veterans, palliative care in rural settings, disaster situations, palliative care in Eastern Europe, and palliative care in the Philippines.
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 1248
Weight: 2804 g
Dimensions: 283 x 222 x 51 mm
Edition: 4th Revised edition
Featured as an essential purchase on Doody's Core Titles List for 2018
The editors have once again produced an excellent reference. Written and edited by nurses, for nurses, this book is one of the best in the field today. The additional content in this edition makes it a must have for your professional library. There are no other palliative nursing textbooks with this level of information written by so many experts in the field. * Darrell A Owens, DNP (University of Washington Medical School, USA); Doodys Notes *
As with previous editions, this book celebrates and emphasizes the nursing role in all things to do with palliative care, and should be available wherever palliative care nurses work. * Roger Woodruff, www.hospicecare.com *