Fast Facts for the Hospice Nurse

Editor/Author Wright, Patricia Moyle
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Single-User Purchase Price: $35.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $52.50
ISBN: 978-0-82-613198-0
Category: Health & Medicine - Nursing
Image Count: 12
Book Status: Available
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Fast Facts for the Hospice Nurse: A Concise Guide to End-of-Life Care is an invaluable resource that provides emotional, administrative, and palliative support, whether in a hospice, long-term care facility, or acute care setting. This vital go-to text clearly and concisely lays out not only how to care for patients facing end-of-life issues, but also how to engage in self-care and cope with occupational stress.

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Table of Contents

    • Foreword - Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, RN, FAAN, FPCN, CHNP
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
    • Part I OVERVIEW OF HOSPICE
    • 1. The Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care
    • 2. History and Evolution of Hospice in the United States
    • 3. Hospice Philosophy and the Role of the Nurse
    • 4. The Hospice Nurse as a Member of the Interdisciplinary Team
    • Part II THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF HOSPICE NURSING
    • 5. Establishing Goals of Care
    • 6. Establishing Hospice Eligibility
    • 7. Hospice Basics: Admission and Ongoing Care
    • 8. Levels of Care
    • Part III END-OF-LIFE CARE FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILIES
    • 9. Recognizing Existential Suffering and Spiritual Needs and Providing Appropriate Support
    • 10. Nursing Considerations for Cultural Variations at the End of Life
    • 11. Assessing and Responding to Physical Changes and Symptoms at the End of Life
    • 12. Supporting Family Members and Caregivers
    • 13. Understanding Grief and Bereavement
    • Part IV ENSURING QUALITY CARE IN HOSPICE
    • 14. Defining Quality in Hospice
    • 15. Monitoring Quality
    • 16. Ensuring Compliance With Hospice Regulations
    • 17. Electronic Documentation in Hospice
    • Part V OCCUPATIONAL STRESS IN HOSPICE NURSING
    • 18. Sources of Occupational Stress
    • 19. Consequences of Occupational Stress
    • 20. Addressing Occupational Stress
    • 21. Self-Care 101
    • Appendixes
    • Sample POLST Form
    • FAST Scale
    • Karnofsky Scale
    • Palliative Performance Scale (PPS-2)