Palliative care nursing : caring for suffering patients / Kathleen Ouimet Perrin, Caryn A. Sheehan, Mertie L. Potter, Mary K. Kazanowski.Publisher: Burlington, Massachusetts : Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2023Edition: Second editionDescription: 400 pages cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781284209822Subject(s): MEDICAL / Nursing / Gerontology | Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing -- ethics | Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing -- methods | Terminal Care -- methods | Pain -- nursingDDC classification: 616.029 PER 2023 LOC classification: R726.8NLM classification: WY 152.3Other classification: MED058060
Preceded by Palliative care nursing / Kathleen Quimet Perrin ... [et al.], c2012.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Palliative Care and its Role in Suffering -- Suffering and Palliative Care Across the Continuum -- Ethical Responsibilities and Issues in Palliative Care -- Advance Care Planning Responsibilities -- Difficult Conversations -- Acute and Chronic Pain as Sources of Suffering -- Palliative Care for People with Serious Illness -- Suffering and Palliative Care at the End of Life -- Grieving and Suffering -- Spirituality -- The Search for Meaning in Suffering -- The Nurse as a Witness to Suffering -- The Role of Healing and Holistic Nursing -- Conveying Comfort -- Inspiring Hope.
"Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients explores the concept of suffering as it relates to nursing practice. This text helps practicing nurses and students define and recognize various aspects of suffering across the lifespan and within various patient populations while providing guidance in alleviating suffering. In addition, it examines spiritual and ethical perspectives on suffering and discusses how witnessing suffering impacts nurses' ability to assume the professional role. Further, the authors discuss ways nurses as witnesses to suffering can optimize their own coping skills and facilitate personal growth. Rich in case studies, pictures, and reflections on nursing practice and life experiences, Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients delves into key topics such as how to identify when a patient is suffering, whether they are coping, sources of coping facades, what to do to ease suffering, and how to convey the extent of suffering to members of the health care team.Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients helps practicing nurses and students define and recognize various aspects of suffering across the lifespan and within various patient populations while providing guidance in alleviating suffering"--
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