Handbook of Perinatal and Neonatal Palliative Care A Guide for Nurses, Physicians, and Other Health Professionals

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Author: Rana Limbo, PhD, RN, CPLC, FAAN, Charlotte Wool, PhD, RN, FAAN, Brian Carter, MD, FAAP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2020
ISBN 10: 082613839X
ISBN 13: 9780826138392
eISBN: 9780826138422
Edition: 1st
Drs. Limbo, Wool, and Carter [offer] well-articulated definitions, skills, and strategies based on sound evidence for providing this needed support in the perinatal and neonatal setting. . . . I applaud these editors and chapter authors in writing and bringing these materials together such that we are able to continue to change practice, so it is more holistic yet individualized to the unique needs of this baby and this family. --Jacqueline M. McGrath, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN Thelma and Joe Crow Endowed Professor Vice Dean for Faculty Excellence, School of Nursing University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio From the Foreword The Handbook of Perinatal and Neonatal Palliative Care is an extraordinarily comprehensive and well-written volume that should be read by every clinician caring for pregnant women and newborns. The case-oriented format of each chapter makes the volume readable and also useful as a resource in complex situations. This book spans all aspects of the clinical and compassionate care of patients, families, and caregivers. Written by experts from all clinical disciplines, including medical and surgical physicians, mental health professionals, nurses, therapists, and chaplains, it also shows great respect for and gives voice to the parents of affected fetuses and neonates. --Alan R. Fleischman, MD Professor of Pediatrics Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health Senior Associate, Center for Bioethics Albert Einstein College of Medicine Children's Hospital at Montefiore Bronx, New York The first resource of its kind, this authoritative handbook holistically addresses the multidimensional aspects of perinatal and neonatal palliative care. Written by an interprofessional team of renowned specialists, it is both a text and an evidencebased reference for all members of the palliative care team. This book helps individual team members forge interdisciplinary approaches to care, assess current programs, improve the quality of care, and tailor new models of care. Encompassing the perspectives of numerous multidisciplinary healthcare providers, the book underscores the unique aspects of perinatal and neonatal palliative care, with a focus on improving quality of life, as well as comfort at the end of life. It describes healthcare for neonates and pregnant mothers, care and support of the family, planning and decision-making, and effective support for grief and bereavement, addressing all palliative and neonatal care settings. Other chapters focus on the prenatal period after diagnosis of the expected baby's life-threatening condition. These include such topics as care of the mother, delivering devastating news, and advance care planning. Each chapter contains photos, figures, and/or tables and case studies with clinical implications and critical thinking questions. Also included is an extensive listing of relevant palliative care organizations. Paintings and poetry provide an artistic backdrop to the authors' inspiring words. Key Features: *Addresses a growing need for specific provider resources in neonatal palliative care *Covers the clinical and emotional aspects of palliative care for babies and their families *Abundant resources for effective and compassionate family-centered care *Case studies with critical thinking questions *Accompanying video clips of healthcare and family interactions *Supplemental image bank included
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