End of Life Care in the ICU: From Advanced Disease to Bereavement
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End of Life Care in the ICU: From Advanced Disease to Bereavement

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ISBN-13:
9780199239245
Einband:
Buch
Seiten:
375
Autor:
Graeme Rocker
Gewicht:
227 g
Format:
183x104x15 mm
Serie:
Oxford Specialist Handbooks in
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This book highlights real clinical issues which need to be addressed if quality palliative care within ICUs is to be consistently delivered. It is presented in an easily accessible, bullet pointed style, and is illustrated with case histories from real-life patients, and drug tables.
1. Introduction ; 2. Improving palliative and end-of-life care ; 3. Symptom control ; 4. Caring for families in the ICU ; 5. Cultural issues, spirituality and hope ; 6. Teamwork, relationships and moral distress ; 7. Legal issues and conflict resolution ; 8. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation ; 9. Withholding and withdrawal of life support ; 10. Lessons learned ; 11. Personal stories and reflections ; 12. Special situations ; 13. Organ donation ; 14. Research issues ; 15. Web-based resources
This book highlights real clinical issues which need to be addressed if quality palliative care within ICUs is to be consistently delivered. It is presented in an easily accessible, bullet pointed style, and is illustrated with case histories from real-life patients, and drug tables.