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Fast Facts for the Hospice Nurse

SKU# 9780826131980

A Concise Guide to End-of-Life Care

Editors:

  • Patricia Moyle Wright PhD, CRNP, ACNS-BC
$35.00

Description 

An on-the-go reference for hospice nurses and those interested in end-of-life care, this practical guide covers the essential elements in the compassionate and holistic care of terminally ill patients and their families. Nurses care for patients facing end-of-life issues in every practice specialty and, as the U.S. population continues to age, the need for proficiency in end-of-life skills will become increasingly important. Fast Facts for the Hospice Nurse: A Concise Guide to End-of-Life Care is an invaluable resource that provides emotional, administrative, and palliative support, whether in a hospice, long-term care facility, or acute care setting. This vital go-to text clearly and concisely lays out not only how to care for patients facing end-of-life issues, but also how to engage in self-care and cope with occupational stress.

Beginning with an overview of hospice care, including its history and philosophy, this book offers a timeline of the growth of the hospice movement in the United States. Subsequent sections include up-to-date information on the clinical responsibilities of the hospice nurse in addressing the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their families in a culturally sensitive way. This book also outlines the administrative duties of the hospice nurse, including hospice documentation, a review of hospice regulations, and quality management. The closing section focuses on occupational stress in hospice nursing and how to engage in self-care. This text can serve as a useful clinical resource and also as a reference for nurses seeking hospice certification from the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center.

Key Features

  • Organized within the context of the scope and standards of practice of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.
  • Addresses key points about issues unique to hospice nursing and highlights evidence-based interventions
  • Addresses important Medicare regulations and reimbursement
  • Offers numerous clinical resources to assist with hospice nursing practice
  • Serves as a concise study resource for hospice nursing certification

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 14, 2017
  • Page Count 208
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826131980

About The Author(s) 

Patricia Moyle Wright, PhD, CRNP, CNS, CHPN, CNE, has worked in hospice and palliative care for more than 20 years, beginning as a nursing assistant, later as a registered nurse, and now as a family nurse practitioner. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from Misericordia University, Dallas, Pennsylvania, and a PhD in nursing from Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Wright is a board-certified adult health clinical nurse specialist and family nurse practitioner. She is also a certified hospice and palliative nurse (CHPN) and a certified nurse educator (CNE).

Dr. Wright is an associate professor in the department of nursing at The University of Scranton. She teaches a number of graduate and undergraduate courses, including a course on end-of-life care. Dr. Wright has published numerous articles and book chapters on end-of-life issues, including grief and bereavement. Her most recent work is a coedited book, Perinatal and Pediatric Bereavement in Nursing and Other Health Professions (Springer Publishing), winner of an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award.

Table of Contents 

Contents

Foreword Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, RN, FAAN, FPCN, CHNP

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part I OVERVIEW OF HOSPICE

1. The Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care

2. History and Evolution of Hospice in the United States

3. Hospice Philosophy and the Role of the Nurse

4. The Hospice Nurse as a Member of the Interdisciplinary Team

Part II THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF HOSPICE NURSING

5. Establishing Goals of Care

6. Establishing Hospice Eligibility

7. Hospice Basics: Admission and Ongoing Care

8. Levels of Care

Part III END-OF-LIFE CARE FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILIES

9. Recognizing Existential Suffering and Spiritual Needs and Providing Appropriate Support

10. Nursing Considerations for Cultural Variations at the End of Life

11. Assessing and Responding to Physical Changes and Symptoms at the End of Life

12. Supporting Family Members and Caregivers

13. Understanding Grief and Bereavement

Part IV ENSURING QUALITY CARE IN HOSPICE

14. Defining Quality in Hospice

15. Monitoring Quality

16. Ensuring Compliance With Hospice Regulations

17. Electronic Documentation in Hospice

Part V OCCUPATIONAL STRESS IN HOSPICE NURSING

18. Sources of Occupational Stress

19. Consequences of Occupational Stress

20. Addressing Occupational Stress

21. Self-Care 101

Appendix

Index