Here is one of the few books that elucidates the wide range and complexity of special concerns intrinsic to the assessment of terminally ill patients and their families. Health care experts discuss psychosocial assessment and measurement and the ability of clinicians to accurately assess and track psychosocial functioning of patients and their families. Each chapter examine specific methodological considerations in terminal care. Several important content areas are discussed at length, including assessment of pain, assessment of distress in children, evaluation of cognitive functioning, and measurement of patient and family satisfaction.
Table of Contents
Contents Lessons From Hospice Evaluations
- Lessons From Hospice Evaluations: Counterpoint
- Assessing Patient Outcomes in Hospice: What to Measure?
- Biopsychosocial Assessment of Cancer Patients: Methods and Suggestions
- Assessing Pain Among Oncology and Terminally Ill Patients: Psychometric Considerations
- Assessment of Acute Pain and Anxiety and Chemotherapy-Related Nausea and Vomiting in Children and Adolescents
- Assessment of Cognitive Function in Cancer Patients
- Patient and Family Satisfaction With Care for the Terminally Ill