Physical Aspects of CareNutritional, Dermatologic, Neurologic and Other Symptoms

Physical Aspects of CareNutritional, Dermatologic, Neurologic and Other Symptoms

Judith A. Paice

Print publication date: May 2015

ISBN: 9780190244330

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Palliative care is an essential element of our health care system and becoming increasingly significant amidst an aging society and organizations struggling to provide both compassionate and cost effective care. Palliative care is also characterized by a strong interdisciplinary approach. Nurses are at the center of the palliative care team across settings and populations. This third volume in the HPNA Palliative Nursing Manuals series provides an overview of the principles of symptom assessment and management for symptoms, including fatigue, anorexia and cachexia, artificial nutrition and hydration, urinary tract disorders, lymphedema, skin disorders such as pressure ulcers, wounds, fistulas, and stomas, pruritus, fever, sweats, neurological disorders, anxiety and depression, and insomnia. The content will help prepare nurses for certification exams as well as provide quick-reference in daily practice. Plentiful tables, figures, and practical tools such as assessment instruments, pharmacology tables, and patient teaching points are also included.