PALLIATIVE CARE AND END-OF-LIFE ISSUES IN CRITICAL CARE

Author: Justine Medina, RN, MS, Kathleen Puntillo, RN, DNSc, FAAN
Affiliation: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication Date: 2006
ISBN 10: 0763740276
ISBN 13: 9780763740276
Edition: 1st

Description:

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.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • About the Protocols
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors

Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues

  • CASE STUDY 1
  • CASE STUDY 2
  • CASE STUDY 3
  • GENERAL DESCRIPTION
  • COMPETENCY
  • ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS
  • OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS
  • SUMMARY OF CURRENT RESEARCH: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FUTURE
  • FUTURE RESEARCH
  • REFERENCES
  • SUGGESTED READINGS
  • CLINICAL RECOMMENDATIONS
  • OTHER REFERENCES
  • ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

APPENDIX A End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Faculty Guide: Module Overviews

APPENDIX B The 4 As to Rise Above Moral Distress

APPENDIX C Standardized Physician Order Form for Withholding and Withdrawing Life Support

APPENDIX D Pharmacology of Selected Analgesics

APPENDIX E Guidelines for Treatment of Terminal Dyspnea

APPENDIX F Pharmacology of Selected Sedatives