Sunday, October 23, 2011

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient A Practical Guide for Nurses

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
1st edition - December 15, 2009
Paperback: 264 pages
ISBN-10: 140518339X
ISBN-13: 978-1405183390
 

This is a practical, accessible guide for nurses on the management and care of the dying and deceased patient. It outlines the practicalities and legal issues associated with death, the principles of caring for a patient who is dying, and the principles of dealing with death, both expected and unexpected. 
Care of the Dying & Deceased Patient explores all the practical issues surrounding death, including symptom control, resuscitation, organ donation, how to break bad news, the last offices, cultural issues, post mortems and documentation issues. It also explores both the legal and ethical issues involved- including withholding/withdrawing treatment, assisted euthanasia, patient’s property. 

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