20 Common Problems: End-of-Life Care

20 Common Problems: End-of-Life Care

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This user-friendly guide offers you practical, direct answers for the difficult and little-taught questions that arise when providing care for the dying. Features: * Perspectives of patients, families, and other health care professionals, as well as physicians * Solution-oriented coverage on preparing patients, managing symptoms, and handling legal/ethical issues near the end of life * Guidance on timing: when is end-of-life care needed? * Breaking bad news: how to inform the patient * Useful, current, guidelines on the treatment of pain, dyspnea, skin and mucus membrane problems, gastrointestinal conditions, and other common symptoms near the end of life * In-depth discussion of end-of-life controversies, including advance directives and resuscitation, nutritional support and parenteral hydration, and physician-assisted suicide * How to assess quality of life near its end * Practical help with end-of-life care for special groups, such as HIV and pediatric patients * Guidance on bereavement, depression, and other psychosocial and spiritual issues at the end of life * Suggestions on benefiting from interdisciplinary teamwork * What every clinician needs to know about the last days of the actively dying... endurance Continued active ethanol intake (agt; 80 g ethanol per day) Hepatocellular carcinoma HbsAg positivity SOURCE: Stuart ... An alternative diagnosis was sought, and found in Section 16 of the ICD-9 code book, aquot; Symptoms, signs, andanbsp;...

Title:20 Common Problems: End-of-Life Care
Author:Barry Kinzbrunner, Neil J. Weinreb, Joel S. Policzer
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 2002


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