Health Reference Series: Death and Dying Sourcebook

Editor: Williams, Angela L.
Publication Year: 2020
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $95.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $142.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1731-9
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 24
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

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

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Part I: End-of-Life Perspectives
  • Chapter 1—Providing Care and Comfort at the End of Life
  • Chapter 2—Making End-of-Life Healthcare Decisions
  • Chapter 3—Cultural Response to Death
  • Chapter 4—Spirituality in End-of-Life Care
  • Chapter 5—Chronic Illness in Old Age
  • Chapter 6—Fact Sheet on End of Life
  • Chapter 7—Research Findings about End-of-Life Care and Outcomes
  • Part II: Medical Management of End-of-Life Symptoms
  • Chapter 8—Palliative Care
  • Chapter 9—Chronic Illnesses and End-of-Life Care
  • Chapter 10—Pain Management and Assessment
  • Chapter 11—Managing and Treating Fatigue
  • Chapter 12—Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Chapter 13—Artificial Hydration and Nutrition
  • Chapter 14—Nutrition in Cancer Care
  • Chapter 15—Delirium
  • Part III: Medical Decisions Surrounding the End of Life
  • Chapter 16—Preferences for Care at the End of Life
  • Chapter 17—End-of-Life Care for Dementia
  • Chapter 18—End-of-Life Care for Advanced Cancer
  • Chapter 19—HIV/AIDS and End-of-Life Issues
  • Chapter 20—Ethics and Legal Issues in Palliative Care
  • Chapter 21—Last Days of Life
  • Chapter 22—Termination of Life-Sustaining Treatments
  • Chapter 23—Organ Donation of the Deceased and Transplantation
  • Chapter 24—Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
  • Part IV: End-of-Life Care Facilities
  • Chapter 25—Long-Term Care
  • Chapter 26—Home Care for Critically Ill Patients
  • Chapter 27—Palliative Care and Hospice Care: Comforting the Terminally Ill
  • Chapter 28—End-of-Life Care Settings
  • Chapter 29—Insurance for End-of-Life Care
  • Part V: End-of-Life Caregiving
  • Chapter 30—Communications among Patients, Families, and Providers
  • Chapter 31—Long-Distance Caregiving
  • Chapter 32—Take Care of Yourself While Caring for Others
  • Chapter 33—Things to Look out for as Death Approaches
  • Chapter 34—What to Do When Death Occurs
  • Part VI: Death and Children: Information for Parents
  • Chapter 35—When a Child Has Cancer
  • Chapter 36—Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Chapter 37—Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Chapter 38—Stillbirth, Miscarriage, and Infant Death
  • Chapter 39—Helping Children Cope with Death
  • Chapter 40—Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network
  • Part VII: Legal and Economic Issues at the End of Life
  • Chapter 41—Getting Your Affairs in Order
  • Chapter 42—Patients’ Rights
  • Chapter 43—Advance Directives
  • Chapter 44—Financial Assistance for Long-Term or End-of-Life Care
  • Chapter 45—Social Security Benefits
  • Chapter 46—Duties of a Personal Representative (Executor)
  • Chapter 47—Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Part VIII: Final Arrangements
  • Chapter 48—Funeral Services: An Overview
  • Chapter 49—Planning a Funeral
  • Chapter 50—Military Funeral Planning
  • Chapter 51—Cremation Explained
  • Chapter 52—Medical Certification of Death
  • Chapter 53—If Death Occurs While Traveling
  • Chapter 54—Grief, Bereavement, and Coping with Loss
  • Chapter 55—Mourning the Death of a Spouse
  • Part IX: Mortality Statistics
  • Chapter 56—Life Expectancy: Global Trends
  • Chapter 57—Mortality Trends in the United States
  • Chapter 58—Leading Causes of Death in the United States
  • Chapter 59—Life Expectancy at Birth
  • Chapter 60—Infant and Maternal Mortality Trends and Disparities
  • Chapter 61—Work-Related Fatalities
  • Chapter 62—Childhood Risk of Injury-Related Death
  • Chapter 63—Suicide Facts and Statistics
  • Chapter 64—Alcohol-Attributable Deaths
  • Chapter 65—Deaths from Stroke
  • Part X: Additional Help and Information
  • Chapter 66—Glossary of End-of-Life Terms
  • Chapter 67—Support Groups for End-of-Life Issues
  • Chapter 68—Resources for Information about Death and Dying