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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

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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.

Features
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

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
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
Glossary
Index
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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