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Advance Care Planning

Debra L. Wiegand and Katherine A. Hinderer.

in Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Nursing. 4847 words.

Advance care planning is essential to assure that palliative and end of life care is based on a patient’s wishes. It provides an opportunity for individuals to contemplate what is important...

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The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Hospice

Susan Gibson.

in Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Nursing. 7815 words.

Advanced practice registered nurses have a unique skill set ideally suited to working with terminally ill patients receiving hospice services. Hospice advanced practice registered nurses...

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The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Outpatient Palliative Cancer Care

Barbara Reville.

in Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Nursing. 6715 words.

The focus of this chapter is the intersection of advanced practice nursing, aoutpatient oncology, and palliative care. It opens with a review of relevant evidence and national directives to...

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The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Primary Care

Rosemary Gorman and Dorothy Wholihan.

in Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Nursing. 7137 words.

Primary care is defined by the Institute of Medicine as “the provision of integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of...

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The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Geriatric Outpatient Setting

Joan E. Dacher and Sherrie Murray.

in Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Nursing. 7820 words.

The appropriateness of palliative care for older adults is evidenced by the demographic profile of older Americans as well as the data that speak to the efficacy and cost of care provided....

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The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Palliative Care Clinic

Lisa A. Stephens and Amelia Cullinan.

in Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Nursing. 8573 words.

This chapter discusses the role of the advanced practice registered nurse in providing symptom management, psychosocial support, and collaborative decision-making support across the cancer...

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Anorexia and Cachexia

Robert Smeltz.

in Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Nursing. 5946 words.

This chapter defines anorexia and cachexia and discusses their relationship as a syndrome. As symptoms, they are often seen in most advanced stages of disease. The assessment of anorexia...

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Anxiety

Maria Gatto, Patricia Thomas and Ann Berger.

in Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Nursing. 5996 words.

Anxiety is an inherent aspect of human existence. . Anxiety and chronic diseases are interchangeable in there causal relationship; exacerbating symptoms of depression, and depressive...

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Bereavement

Inge B. Corless.

in Social Aspects of Care

November 2015; p ublished online February 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing. 10957 words.

This chapter emphasizes grief and loss as universal experiences occurring across the life span. It illustrates, through case examples, that as illness advances patients and their families...

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Bowel Symptoms

Kimberly Chow and Lauren Koranteng.

in Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Nursing. 7572 words.

Constipation, diarrhea, and bowel obstruction are three common and distressing symptoms in palliative care patients. These symptoms rarely occur without other clinical manifestations of...

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