Friday, August 12, 2011

Evidence-Based Advance Directives A Study Guide for Nurses

Publisher: HCPro, Inc.
1st edition - August 26, 2005
Paperback: 75 pages
ISBN-10: 1578396859
ISBN-13: 978-1578396856

End-of-life healthcare issues are more complex than ever. Your patients are more aware of their options and ability to exercise their rights, and you have the added stress of increased scrutiny from regulators like The Joint Commission. To provide the best level of care in end-of-life situations, turn to Evidence-Based Advance Directives: A Study Guide for Nurses. This practical and necessary training tool provides a concise overview of the legal, ethical, and cultural aspects of advance directives that affect nursing. Using case studies and role play activities, Evidence-Based Advance Directives will help nurses become more comfortable discussing advance directives with patients. We examine the cultural elements that influence advance directives to help nurses learn how to broach this difficult subject, mindful of the cultural influences and without personal bias. You're the glue that binds the patient's request to the law Evidence-Based Advance Directives provides basic information about advance directives and prepares nurses to advocate for patients in the event their advance directives are not being followed by hospital personnel or the patients' families. The flexible and quick training option With this versatile guide, you have the option to lead informative educational sessions in a classroom setting, or to distribute it to your staff nurses for use as a self-study tool. Either way, the comprehensive exam at the end of the study guide will allow you to assess the effectiveness of the training and the knowledge gained by the learner. Use Evidence-Based Advance Directives to quickly train your nurses on advance directives and the role they play in patient decisions. 

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