Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Student Nurses
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Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Student Nurses

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ISBN-13:
9781118437803
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Seiten:
304
Autor:
Megan Rosser
Gewicht:
662 g
Format:
245xx mm
Serie:
Fundamentals
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Student Nurses is a thorough yet accessible introduction and overview of a keyarea of the nursing programme. This textbook clearly explains thepalliation of symptoms and the social context of death and dying.
Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Student Nurses is a thorough yet accessible introduction and overview of a key area of the nursing programme. This textbook clearly explains the palliation of symptoms and the social context of death and dying. Engaging with the latest guidelines and curriculum, it highlights the practical and communication skills required for pre-registration programmes and continuing professional development. Key Features: * A fullcolour, studentfriendly introduction to the essentials of palliative and end of life care * A topical and timely subject area, explored clearly and concisely * Interactive pedagogy and features, including quizzes, multiple choice questions, vignette/case studies and activities * Companion website with links to further reading, additional activities and resources, and self-testing interactive multiple choice questions Fundamental of Palliative Care for Student Nurses focuses on this area with expert knowledge and compassion, preparing students in order to help them provide the best possible care for their patients and their families.
About the series xi
The Authors xii
Acknowledgements xiii
Preface xiv
About the companion website xv
Section I The principles of palliative care 1
Chapter 1 The development of palliative care 3
Introduction 3
What is palliative care? 4
Where is palliative care provided? 8
Widening access 9
Influential documents and strategies 11
Conclusion 14
Chapter 2 Holistic care in palliative care 16
Introduction 16
Total pain 17
Holism 17
Holistic care 18
Spirituality 21
Quality of life 26
Conclusion 27
Chapter 3 Team working 31
Introduction 31
What is a team? 32
Why is interprofessional team work important in palliative care? 33
What makes a team work well? 41
What stops a team from working well? 44
Conclusion 46
Chapter 4 Legal principles in palliative care 48
Introduction 48
Identification of legal issues surrounding the provision of palliative care 49
Consent 50
Best interests 55
Withholding and withdrawing treatment 56
Do not resuscitate orders (DNR) 57
Euthanasia and assisted suicide 57
Verification of death 60
Conclusion 61
Chapter 5 Ethical principles in palliative care 63
Introduction 63
The meaning of ethics 64
Ethical theories 70
Euthanasia 75
Conclusion 76
Section II The practice of palliative care 79
Chapter 6 Communication in palliative care 81
Introduction 81
The importance of communication in palliative care 83
Communication theory 84
The importance of self-awareness in good communication 86
Key communication skills 87
Enablers of and barriers to good communication 91
Influencing factors 92
Communicating with groups who have particular needs 94
Conclusion 95
Chapter 7 Pain management and nursing care 98
Introduction 98
Pain 99
Pain assessment 101
Principles of pain management 106
Non-pharmacological approaches to pain relief 110
Conclusion 111
Chapter 8 Management and nursing care of gastro-intestinal symptoms 116
Introduction 116
Nausea and vomiting 117
Assessment 118
Management of nausea and vomiting 120
Nursing care 122
Malignant bowel obstruction 123
Constipation 124
Cachexia 126
Other gastrointestinal symptoms 127
Conclusion 128
Chapter 9 Management and nursing care of breathlessness and fatigue 133
Introduction 133
Breathlessness 134
Assessment of breathlessness 135
Pharmacological Management of breathlessness 135
Nursing management 137
Fatigue 138
Assessment 139
Management of fatigue 140
Nursing care 140
Conclusion 141
Chapter 10 Management and nursing care of psychological symptoms 145
Introduction 145
Psychological concerns 147
Depression and Anxiety 148
Management and treatment of anxiety and depression 153
Sexuality 154
Assessing sexuality 156
Psychological care 159
Conclusion 162
Chapter 11 Caring for the family 169
Introduction 169
Defining the family 170
Role of the family in care giving 172
Effects of caring on the family 173
The needs of carers 176
Communicating with the family 179
Conclusion 180
Chapter 12 Palliative care emergencies 184
Introduction 184
Palliative care emergencies 185
Spinal cord compression 185
Superior vena cava obstruction (SVCO) 188
Hypercalcaemia 189
Conclusion 191
Chapter 13 Nursing care at end of life 195
Introduction 195
Recognising that a patient is dying 196
End of life care 196
Physical nursing care for the dying patient 198
Bronchial secretions ( 'death rattle' ) 201
Terminal restlessness 201
The syringe driver 203
Being with a dying patient 204
Nurse's role after death 205
Conclusion 207
Chapter 14 Loss grief and bereavement 212
Introduction 212
Coping With Loss 213
Common emotional responses to loss 215
Bereavement theories 216
Helping the bereaved 219
Conclusion 223
Section III Personal and professional development in palliative care 229
Chapter 15 Looking after yourself 231
Introduction 231
What is stress and why do we need to know about it? 232
Some of the reasons nursing is stressful 236
Effects of stress 237
Coping strategies 237
Managing
Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Student Nurses is a thorough yet accessible introduction and overview of a key area of the nursing programme. This textbook clearly explains the palliation of symptoms and the social context of death and dying. Engaging with the latest guidelines and curriculum, it highlights the practical and communicative skills required for induction programmes and continuing professional development.KEY FEATURES:
A full-colour, student-friendly, introduction to the essentials of palliative, or end of life care
A topical and timely subject area, explored clearly and concisely
Full of interactive pedagogy and features, including quizzes, multiple choice questions, vignettes/case studies and activities
Features a companion website with links to further reading, additional activities and resources, and self-testing interactive multiple choice questions
Fundamentals of Palliative Care for Student Nurses focuses on this area with expert knowledge and compassion, preparing students in order to help them provide the best possible care for their patients and their families.