Health Reference Series: Death and Dying Source Book

Editor: Jones, Keith
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $95.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $142.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1496-7
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 18
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Death and Dying Sourcebook, 3rd Edition, provides information about end-of-life perspectives and the medical management of symptoms that can occur as death approaches.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: End-of-Life Perspectives
  • Chapter 1—Defining End of Life
  • Chapter 2—Cultural Response to Death
  • Chapter 3—Spirituality in End-of-Life Care
  • Chapter 4—Chronic Illness in Old Age
  • Chapter 5—Research Findings about End-of-Life Care and Outcomes
  • Section 5.1—NIH Research on Palliative and End-of-Life Care
  • Section 5.2—Prognosis Discussions Improve Understanding of Illness for Patients with Terminal Cancer
  • Section 5.3—Too Few Patients with Cancer Communicate Preferences for End-of-Life Care
  • Part II: Medical Management of End-of-Life Symptoms
  • Chapter 6—What Is Palliative Care?
  • Chapter 7—Pain Management and Assessment
  • Section 7.1—Pain and Pain Management
  • Section 7.2—Pain Assessment in Cancer Patients
  • Section 7.3—Pain Assessment in Patients with Dementia
  • Chapter 8—Managing and Treating Fatigue
  • Section 8.1—Fatigue: More than Being Tired
  • Section 8.2—Cancer and Fatigue
  • Section 8.3—Assessment and Treatment of Fatigue
  • Section 8.4—Coping with Fatigue
  • Chapter 9—Palliative Wound Care
  • Chapter 10—Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Chapter 11—Nutrition Therapy in Cancer Care
  • Chapter 12—Delirium
  • Section 12.1—What Is Delirium?
  • Section 12.2—Delirium among Cancer Patients
  • Part III: Medical Decisions Surrounding the End of Life
  • Chapter 13—Understanding Healthcare Decisions
  • Chapter 14—Preferences for Care at the End of Life
  • Chapter 15—Alzheimer Disease and End-of-Life Issues
  • Chapter 16—Advanced Cancer and End-of-Life Issues
  • Chapter 17—Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and End-of-Life Issues
  • Chapter 18—Ethics and Legal Issues in Palliative Care
  • Chapter 19—Life Support Choices
  • Chapter 20—Termination of Life-Sustaining Treatment
  • Chapter 21—Organ Donation and Transplantation
  • Chapter 22—Physician-Assisted Suicide
  • Part IV: End-of-Life Care Facilities
  • Chapter 23—Hospice Care
  • Chapter 24—Types of Long-Term Care
  • Chapter 25—Long-Term Care: Making the Right Decisions
  • Chapter 26—Paying for Long-Term Care
  • Chapter 27—Nursing Home Care
  • Chapter 28—Home Care for Critically Ill Patients
  • Section 28.1—Home Healthcare
  • Section 28.2—Assistive Technology: Help for Patients with Chronic Conditions
  • Section 28.3—Home Care for Cancer Patients
  • Part V: End-of-Life Caregiving
  • Chapter 29—Communications among Patients, Families, and Providers
  • Section 29.1—Effective Communication for Effective Care
  • Section 29.2—Talk about End-of-Life Wishes
  • Chapter 30—Long-Distance Caregiving
  • Chapter 31—End-of-Life Care for People Who Have Cancer
  • Chapter 32—Information for Caregivers
  • Section 32.1—Self-Care Tips for Caregivers
  • Section 32.2—Coping with Caregiving
  • Chapter 33—The Dying Process
  • Chapter 34—What to Do When Death Occurs
  • Part VI: Death and Children: Information for Parents
  • Chapter 35—Caring for a Terminally Ill Child
  • Chapter 36—Taking Care of You: Support for Caregivers
  • Chapter 37—Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Chapter 38—Children's Hospice and End-of-Life Care
  • Chapter 39—Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Chapter 40—Stillbirth, Miscarriage, and Infant Death
  • Section 40.1—Stillbirth
  • Section 40.2—Miscarriage
  • Section 40.3—Infant Death
  • Chapter 41—Grieving the Death of a Child
  • Chapter 42—Helping Children Cope with Death
  • Chapter 43—Guiding Children through Grief
  • Part VII: Legal and Economic Issues at the End of Life
  • Chapter 44—Getting Your Affairs in Order
  • Chapter 45—Patients’ Rights
  • Section 45.1—Informed Consent
  • Section 45.2—Health Information Privacy Rights
  • Section 45.3—Informed Consent for Clinical Trials
  • Chapter 46—Advance Directives
  • Chapter 47—Financial Assistance at the End of Life
  • Chapter 48—Social Security Issues
  • Chapter 49—Duties of an Executor / Personal Representative
  • Chapter 50—Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Part VIII: Final Arrangements
  • Chapter 51—Funeral Services: An Overview
  • Chapter 52—Planning a Funeral
  • Chapter 53—Military Funeral Planning
  • Chapter 54—Cremation Explained
  • Chapter 55—Medical Certification of Death
  • Chapter 56—If Death Occurs While Traveling
  • Chapter 57—Grief, Bereavement, and Coping with Loss
  • Chapter 58—Working through Grief
  • Part IX: Mortality Statistics
  • Chapter 59—Life Expectancy: Global Trends
  • Chapter 60—Mortality Trends in the United States
  • Chapter 61—Leading Causes of Death in the United States
  • Section 61.1—Leading Causes of Death
  • Section 61.2—Leading Causes of Death by Age, Race, and Sex
  • Chapter 62—Life Expectancy at Birth
  • Chapter 63—Infant and Maternal Mortality Trends and Disparities
  • Chapter 64—Childhood Risk of Injury-Related Death
  • Chapter 65—Work-Related Fatalities
  • Chapter 66—Suicide Facts and Statistics
  • Chapter 67—Alcohol-Attributable Deaths
  • Chapter 68—Disparities in Deaths from Stroke
  • Part X: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 69—Glossary of End-of-Life Terms
  • Chapter 70—Support Groups for End-of-Life Issues
  • Chapter 71—Resources for Information about Death and Dying