End of Life

Nursing Solutions for Death with Dignity

Author: Lynn Keegan, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN,Carole Ann Drick, PhD, RN, TNS, TNSCP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826107602

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in both Gerontologic Nursing and Hospice and Palliative Care! "The book is easy to read and is essential to all who work and care for those at the end of life." --David Shields, RN, MSN, QTTT Assistant Professor of Nursing Capital University "The book is thought provoking and, if you are like me, you will be assessing (consciously or subconsciously) how good you or your service are at providing holistic care around the time of death. It deserves to be widely read and I hope it starts many a conversation." IAHPC Newsletter "[This book] is a gem. It is a rare balance of an interesting read with an incredible integration of factual information. I intend to share it in my long term care circles...A wonderful contribution!" Charlotte Eliopoulos,RN, MPH, PhD Executive Director American Association for Long Term Care Nursing "Every once in a long while a short, succinct book comes along that awakens our senses and motivates us to action. [This] is one such book. It cuts right to the chase to offer a new, innovative change for an old, outmoded rite of passage." Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, Canada and Virginia Director, Holistic Nursing Consultants, New Mexico (From the Foreword) This professional clinical guide presents nursing administrators and nurses in acute care agencies, nursing homes, hospice, and palliative care settings with detailed implementation strategies for accommodating dying persons and their loved ones as they make the transition from physical life. It presents the need for and the development of the concept: Golden Room concept: a place for dying that facilitates a dignified, peaceful, and profound experience for dying persons and their loved ones. This book presents a practical solution on multiple levels that will benefit all involved-patient, family, nurses, administrators, policy makers, and insurance companies. It presents the theoretical frameworks for end-of-life care and how the Golden Room concept fits into these frameworks. Published in partnership with the Watson Caring Science Institute, this unique resource: Advocates the use of Golden Rooms, which provide dignified, private, and safe settings for death and dying Presents various cases that illustrate the need for a dignified death, as well as strategies on how to provide for this dignified death Provides questions of concern after each case scenario, suitable for class discussion or personal reflection Offers cost-effective end-of-life solutions for families, the medical establishment, and insurance companies
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Spirituality in Nursing

Author: Mary Elizabeth O'Brien

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449694675

Category: Medical

Page: 474

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Spirituality in Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground, Fifth Edition explores the relationship between spirituality and the practice of nursing from a variety of perspectives, including: * Nursing assessment of patients' spiritual needs * The nurse's role in the provision of spiritual care * The spiritual nature of the nurse-patient relationship * The spiritual history of the nursing profession * Contemporary interest in spirituality within the nursing profession This Fifth Edition includes a new chapter titled, “Prayer in Nursing” which includes information on topics such as the history of prayer in nursing, finding time for prayer in nursing, prayer and nursing practice, and the ethics of praying with patients. A second new chapter titled, “The Spirituality of Caring: A Sacred Covenant Model of Caring for Nursing Practice”, explores the history of spirituality in nurse caregiving and spiritual concepts in nursing theories of caring. A concept analysis of nurses’ caring as a sacred covenant includes the “Sacred Covenant Model of Caring for Nursing Practice”, a model for clinical practice developed by the author.
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The Encyclopedia of Elder Care

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric Health and Social Care, Third Edition

Author: Liz Capezuti,Michael L. Malone, MD,Paul R. Katz, MD,Mathy Mezey

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826137350

Category: Medical

Page: 815

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Holistic Nursing

Author: Barbara Montgomery Dossey,Lynn Keegan

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449645631

Category: Medical

Page: 876

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This market-leading resource in holistic nursing is published in cooperation with the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). Each chapter is revised and updated by contributors from the best-selling Fifth Edition, as well as new thought leaders from the field of holistic nursing. Chapters begin with Nurse Healer Objectives that are divided into theoretical, clinical, and personal subject areas, and then conclude with Directions for Future Research and Nurse Healer Reflections to encourage readers to delve deeper into the material and reflect on what they have learned in each chapter. This text is organized by the five core values contained within the Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice: Core Value 1: Holistic Philosophy, Theories, and Ethics Core Value 2: Holistic Caring Process Core Value 3: Holistic Communication, Therapeutic Environment, and Cultural Diversity Core Value 4: Holistic Education and Research Core Value 5: Holistic Nurse Self-Care
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Holistic Nursing

Author: Barbara Montgomery Dossey,Co-Director International Nurse Coach Association (Inca) Co-Director Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program (Inccp) International Co-Director Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (Nigh) Director Holistic Nursing Consultants Barbara Montgomery Dossey,Lynn Keegan

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144964564X

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 876

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This market-leading resource in holistic nursing is published in cooperation with the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). Each chapter is revised and updated by contributors from the best-selling Fifth Edition, as well as new thought leaders from the field of holistic nursing. Chapters begin with Nurse Healer Objectives that are divided into theoretical, clinical, and personal subject areas, and then conclude with Directions for Future Research and Nurse Healer Reflections to encourage readers to delve deeper into the material and reflect on what they have learned in each chapter. This text is organized by the five core values contained within the Standards of Holistic Nursing Practice: Core Value 1: Holistic Philosophy, Theories, and Ethics Core Value 2: Holistic Caring Process Core Value 3: Holistic Communication, Therapeutic Environment, and Cultural Diversity Core Value 4: Holistic Education and Research Core Value 5: Holistic Nurse Self-Care
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Fast Facts for the Faith Community Nurse

Implementing FCN/Parish Nursing in a Nutshell

Author: Janet S. Hickman, MS, EdD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107133

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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"Hickman has developed a great resource for nurses practicing in a faith community or who want to implement a program...This is an easy-to-use tool offering quick access to good information and insights for FCN practice."--Journal of Christian Nursing Faith community nursing integrates traditional nursing care with the spiritual and emotional needs of individuals as they strive to achieve wellness. This easy-to-use resource for busy nurses provides succinct, clinically based coverage of the faith community nursing practice. It is based on the American Nursing Association's (ANA) Scope and Standards for Practice of Faith Community Nursing, and presents the core concepts for establishing, maintaining, and evaluating a nursing practice within a community of faith. The book explains how to assess a faith community and design, implement, and evaluate nursing programs that meet the needs of its different populations across the life span. It explores various faith community nursing models along with their legal and ethical considerations, and the different roles available for faith community nurses. Meeting special needs within faith communities (acute care, chronic care, palliative care, grief, and loss) is addressed, as is serving its wide variety of vulnerable populations (elderly, impoverished, etc.). The foundations and practice of faith community nursing are also presented within the context of different faiths, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Ideal in a clinical setting, this book will also be of value as a quick refresher for certifying as a faith community nurse. Key Features: A consistent, easy-to-use, pocket-sized format with bulleted lists for quick access to content Provides tools for designing programs for such diverse issues as grief, loss, chronic/devastating illness, palliative care, mental illness, domestic violence, and substance abuse Addresses faith community nursing practice within Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism Includes management and leadership tips that can be immediately put to use Presents legal and ethical considerations
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Euthanasia

A Reference Handbook

Author: Jennifer Fecio McDougall,Martha Gorman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598841211

Category: Law

Page: 283

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This timely work is a balanced overview of end-of-life issues related to euthanasia and assisted suicide. * Includes the full text of documents such as the Hippocratic Oath and position statements from several religions * A detailed chronology pinpoints key events from the time of Hippocrates to current legal cases still being decided
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Living with Dying

A Handbook for End-of-life Healthcare Practitioners

Author: Virginia Richardson,Joan Berzoff,Phyllis R. Silverman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231127943

Category: Medical

Page: 896

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Living with Dying is the first textbook on end-of-life care for social workers and other healthcare practitioners who work with the terminally ill and their families. Organized around theoretical issues in loss, grief, and bereavement, and around clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups, the book addresses practice with people who have specific illnesses such as AIDS, bone marrow disease, and cancer, and pays special attention to patients that have been stigmatized by culture, ability, sexual orientation, age, and race, or homelessness.
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Certification for PeriAnesthesia Nursing E-Book

Author: ASPAN,Barbara Putrycus,Jacqueline Ross

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437726119

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Written by the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) — the leading organization for perianesthesia nursing education, practice, standards and research — this book is the only question-based CAPA and CPAN exam review available. All 700 questions include comprehensive rationales and are individually referenced to current research. This review/practice tool provides you with the core knowledge, essential skills, and fundamental principles integral to perianesthesia nursing practice. Case study and clinical application questions help you prepare for in-hospital or ambulatory certification. Questions are written at different levels of difficulty throughout, with a strong emphasis on application. Case-based scenarios help you apply your knowledge and challenge your understanding of perianesthesia clinical practice. Detailed rationales are provided for every question, ensuring that you understand why answers are correct or incorrect. Each question is referenced to up-to-date research and key resources, making it easy to locate necessary resources based on your own study plan. UNIQUE! This review is based on the latest CPAN and CAPA examination blueprints, ensuring that you are fully prepared for what you will face on these examinations. All questions are revised or completely new to reflect the latest standards of practice.
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