Nursing in Hospice and Terminal Care
Research and Practice
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A unique volume reflecting the state of the art in hospice nursing, Nursing in Hospice and Terminal Care addresses the special concerns of nurses--the primary professional caregivers in a hospice--in caring for terminally ill patients and in comforting their families. Experts highlight the major components of hospice nursing and address the enormous need for research that will help hospice nurses improve the quality of nursing care they are able to provide. Each valuable chapter is presented from a scientific base and offers practical applicability to nursing in various health care settings.
Table of Contents
- Research Challenges in Hospice Nursing
- Agendas for Quality of Life
- How Can Nurses Improve the Quality of Life of the Hospice Client and Family?: An Exploratory Study
- Patterns of Hospice Care--The RN Role
- Myths and Realities in Palliative/Hospice Care
- Oral Care
- Child and Family Teaching: Special Needs and Approaches
- The Experience of Terminal Illness on Adult Family Members