Care of the Dying and 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, patients property, wills, etc.
- A practical guide to the management of the dying patient.
- Of use to all nurses and nursing students.
- Accessible and user–friendly.
- Written by an expert in the field.
Chapter 1 Care of the dying patient: a guide for nurses (Dan Higgins).
Chapter 2 Symptom control at the end of life (Louisa Hunwick, Shareen Juwle and Glen Mitchell).
Chapter 3 Do not attempt resuscitation decisions (Elaine Walton and Philip Jevon).
Chapter 4 Ethical issues (Fiona Foxall).
Chapter 5 Complementary therapies in palliative care (Rachel McGuinness).
Chapter 6 Relatives witnessing resuscitation (Melanie Humphreys).
Chapter 7 Organ donation (Rachel Hodge and Liz Armstrong).
Chapter 8 Breaking bad news (Dan Higgins).
Chapter 9 Last offices (Dan Higgins).
Chapter 10 Legal issues of death (Richard Griffith).
Chapter 11 Post mortems and inquests (Cassam Tengnah).
Chapter 12 Record keeping (Philip Jevon).