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: 978-1-78785-650-9
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