McGraw-Hill Nurse to Nurse: Palliative Care

The Nurse to Nurse series is designed to simulate the teaching experience nurses learn best from — trusted mentors carefully explaining what they must do in specific clinical situations. This series brings the wisdom and experience of some of the experts to non-specialist nurses in clinical care.

Palliative care as only a nurse can teach it!

Vignettes, clinical pearls and nursing alerts help you understand:

  • The nurse's role in providing care to dying patients
  • Special approaches to talking with patients and their families
  • Patient and family needs
  • Care of the patient before and after death
  • Withdrawal of life-sustaining devices
  • Nurses' grief

This portable reference assists nurses in dealing with one of the most emotionally trying situations they face in clinical practice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Nurse's Role in Providing Care to Dying Patients
Chapter 2: Patient Prognosis
Chapter 3: Patient and Family Needs: Emphasis on Communication
Chapter 4: Care of the Patient Before and After Death
Chapter 5: Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Devices and Interventions
Chapter 6: Anticipatory, Acute, and Nurses' Grief

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