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Care At The Close Of Life Evidence And Experience : Evidence and Experience - Stephen J. McPhee

Care At The Close Of Life Evidence And Experience

Evidence and Experience

Paperback Published: 29th October 2010
ISBN: 9780071637954
Number Of Pages: 624

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Evidence-based and case-based guidance on caring for patients at the end of life from the world's leading medical journal

Part of the acclaimed JAMAEvidence series, this full-color paperback offers expert guidance and carefully reviewed evidence on caring for patients at the end of life. Based on articles appearing in "JAMA," the book focuses on practical, real-world issues faced by primary care physicians and includes never-before-published material.

Based on articles originally appearing in "JAMA," the world's most widely-read medical journal Edited by Dr. Stephen McPhee, the leading authority on end-of-life care and chief editor of "CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, celebrating its 50th anniversary" All content is completely updated, and extensive new, never-before-published material has been added Full-color format, modeled after the classic" Rational Clinical Examination" Includes multimedia materials available on line: PowerPoint slides for teaching, and video interviews with patients in end-of-life care, so that faculty and students get supplemental resources for learning the art and science of care at the end of life

Communication Issues
Initiating End-of-Life Discussions with Seriously Ill Patients: Addressing the "Elephant in the Room,"
Beyond Advance Directives: Importance of Communication Skills for Care at the End of Life
Decision Making at a Time of Crisis Near the End of Life
Dealing With Conflict in Caring for the Seriously Ill: âÇ£It Was Just Out of the Question,âÇ 
Symptom Management
Managing an Acute Pain Crisis in a Patient With Advanced Cancer: âÇ£This Is as Much of a Crisis as a Code,âÇ 
Management of Dyspnea in Patients With Far-Advanced Lung Disease: âÇ£Once I Lose It, ItâÇÖs Kind of Hard to Catch ItâÇ ,âÇ 
Management of Intractable Nausea and Vomiting in Patients at the End of Life: âÇ£I Was Feeling Nauseous All of the TimeâÇ Nothing Was Working,âÇ 
Palliative Care for Frail Older Adults: âÇ£There Are Things I CanâÇÖt Do Anymore That I Wish I CouldâÇ ,âÇ 
Palliative Management of Fatigue at the Close of Life: âÇ£It Feels Like My Body Is Just Worn Out,âÇ 
Spinal Cord Compression in Patients With Advanced Metastatic Cancer: âÇ£All I Care About Is Walking and Living My Life,"
Agitation and Delirium at the End of Life: âÇ£We CouldnâÇÖt Manage Him,"
Disease Management
Alzheimer Disease: âÇ£ItâÇÖs OK, Mama, If You Want to Go, ItâÇÖs OK,âÇ 
Practical Considerations in Dialysis Withdrawal: âÇ£To Have That Option Is a Blessing,âÇ 
Overcoming the False Dichotomy of Curative vs Palliative Care for Late-Stage HIV/AIDS: âÇ£Let Me Live the Way I Want to Live, Until I CanâÇÖt,âÇ 
Palliative Care for Patients With Heart Failure
Integrating Palliative Care for Liver Transplant Candidates: âÇ£Too Well for Transplant, Too Sick for Life,âÇ 
Palliative Care for Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: âÇ£Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best,âÇ 
Palliative Care for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer: âÇ£I Would Like a Quick Return to a Normal Lifestyle,"
Other Patient Management Issues
Complexities in Prognostication in Advanced Cancer: âÇ£To Help Them Live Their Lives the Way They Want,"
Caring for the Child With Cancer at the Close of Life: âÇ£There Are People Who Make It, and IâÇÖm Hoping IâÇÖm One of Them,"
Sudden Traumatic Death in Children: âÇ£We Did Everything, But Your Child DidnâÇÖt Survive,"
The Role of Chemotherapy at the End of Life: âÇ£When Is Enough, Enough?"
Palliative Care in the Final Days of Life: âÇ£They Were Expecting It at Any Time,âÇ 
Psychological, Social, and Spiritual Issues
Psychological Considerations, Growth, and Transcendence at the End of Life: The Art of the Possible
Caring for Bereaved Patients: âÇ£All the Doctors Just Suddenly Go,âÇ 
Adolescent Grief: âÇ£It Never Really Hit MeâÇ Until It Actually Happened,âÇ 
Dignity-Conserving Care—-A New Model for Palliative Care: Helping the Patient Feel Valued
Physician Opportunities to Support Family Caregivers at the End of Life: âÇ£They DonâÇÖt Know What They DonâÇÖt Know,âÇ 
Spiritual Issues in the Care of Dying PatientsâÇ£âÇ ItâÇÖs OK Between Me and God,"
Ethical Issues
Responding to Requests for Physician-Assisted Suicide: âÇ£These Are Uncharted Waters for Both of UsâÇ ,"
Palliative Sedation in Dying Patients: âÇ£We Turn to It When Everything Else HasnâÇÖt Worked,âÇ 
Cross-Cultural and Special Populations Issues
Negotiating Cross-Cultural Issues at the End of Life: âÇ£You Got to Go Where He Lives,âÇ 
Palliative Care for Latino Patients and Their Families: âÇ£Whenever We Prayed, She Wept,"
End-of-Life Care for Homeless Patients: âÇ£She Says She Is There to Help Me in Any Situation,âÇ 
Palliative Care for Prison Inmates: âÇ£DonâÇÖt Let Me Die in Prison,"
Settings for Care (Structural Issues)
The Role of Hospice and Other Services: Serving Patients Who May Die Soon and Their Families
Secondary and Tertiary Palliative Care in Hospitals
Withdrawal of Life Support: Intensive Caring at the End of Life
Meeting Palliative Care Needs in PostâÇôAcute Care Settings: âÇ£To Help Them Live Until They Die,âÇ 
Referring a Patient and Family to High-Quality Palliative Care at the Close of Life: âÇ£We Met a New PersonalityâÇ With This Level of Compassion and Empathy,"
Clinician Self-Care
Care of the Dying Doctor: On the Other End of the Stethoscope
Self-Care of Physicians Caring for Patients at the End of Life: âÇ£Being ConnectedâÇ A Key to My Survival,âÇ 
Answers to Chapter Questions
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ISBN: 9780071637954
ISBN-10: 0071637958
Series: Jama & Archives Journals
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 29th October 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.5  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 2.16
Edition Number: 1