PALLIATIVE CARE AND END-OF-LIFE ISSUES IN CRITICAL CARE
Affiliation: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication Date: 2006
ISBN 13: 9780763740276
AACN Protocols for Practice: Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues in Critical Care sets forth the evidence-based guidelines for providing appropriate care, whether aggressively life-saving or palliative end-of-life care. The Protocols equip critical care nurses to effectively manage the following: symptom management. family issues and intervention. withholding and withdrawing life support. communication and conflict resolution. caring for the caregiver. Additionally, the text includes a state-of-the-science review that provides guidance to critical care nurses while acknowledging the limited evidence-based research that exists.