Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients

Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients
2nd Ed.
2023 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Caryn A. Sheehan, DNP, APRN-BC; Kathleen Ouimet Perrin, PhD, RN; Mary K. Kazanowski, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN; Mertie L. Potter, DNP, APRN-BC, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-20982-2
eISBN-13: 978-1-284-20987-7
Nursing, Ethics

Description

Preparing Nurses to Care for the Seriously Ill and their Families

Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients continues to explore the concept of suffering as it relates to nursing practice in an updated new edition. 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, the authors discuss ways nurses that witness suffering can optimize their own coping skills and facilitate personal growth. The Second Edition aligns with the recently updated ELNEC and AACN competencies and features three new chapters discussing advance care planning, palliative care for those with serious illnesses, and strategies for having difficult conversations with patients and families.

How do we identify a patient who is suffering? How do we assess whether our patient (and/or their family) is coping with the event? What can we do to alleviate patient suffering? How can we convey the extent of the suffering to the other members of the healthcare team and advocate excellent palliative care for our patients? Palliative Care Nursing: Caring for Suffering Patients, Second Edition answers these questions and more, making it an indispensable resource for nursing students and nurses employed in a variety of health care settings.

Features and Benefits

  • • Updated to align with the recently revised ELNEC and AACN competencies
  • • Features three NEW chapters discussing advance care planning, palliative care for those with serious illnesses, and strategies for having difficult conversations with patients and families
  • • Explores physical, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual suffering
  • • Includes new discussions on compassion fatigue and burnout, options for effective management of chronic pain, logotherapy, a new assessment of patient comfort, and more
  • • Rich in case studies, exercises, pictures, and reflections on nursing practice and life experiences

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Specialty Score: 2.9 Nursing - Hospice
Go to Doody's Review page

Table of Contents


Similar Resources