Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing

Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing

Constance Dahlin, Patrick Coyne, and Betty Ferrell

Print publication date: Feb 2016

ISBN: 9780190204747

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing is the first text devoted to advanced practice nursing care of seriously ill and dying patients and their families. This comprehensive work addresses all aspects of palliative care, including patients’ and families’ physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Chapters cover the history and role of advanced practice palliative nursing, settings where advanced practice registered nurses deliver palliative care, the role and function of the palliative advanced practice registered nurse, advanced pain and symptom management, the importance of communication in palliative nursing, special populations needing a palliative care focus, pediatric palliative care, spiritual and existential issues, reimbursement, and nursing leadership on palliative care teams. Each chapter contains case examples supported by evidence based practice to ensure the highest quality of care. The text is written by leaders in the field, including authors who have pioneered the role of advanced practice registered nurses in palliative care. This volume offers advanced practice content and practical resources for clinical practice across all settings of care and encompassing all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics.

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