Palliative and End-of-Life Care: Clinical Practice Guidelines
2 Rev ed
1 Jan 2006
Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Kim K. Kuebler
"Palliative and End-of-Life Care, 2nd Edition" provides clinicians with the guidelines and tools necessary to provide quality, evidenced-based care to patients with life-limiting illness. This text describes the care and management of patients with advanced disease throughout the disease trajectory, extending from diagnosis of advanced disease until death. Four units provide the general principles of palliative and end-of-life care, important concepts, advanced disease management, and clinical practice guidelines. Clinical practice guidelines offer in-depth discussions of the pathophysiology of 19 different symptoms, interventions for specific symptom management (including in-depth rationales), and suggestions for patient and family teaching.