Author Lynn, Joanne
Title Improving Care for the End of Life : A Sourcebook for Health Care Managers and Clinicians
Imprint Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2007
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Edition 2nd ed
Descript 1 online resource (464 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Foreword -- Part I: Overview -- 1 Introduction: Continuous Quality Improvement for Better End-of-Life Care -- 2 How to Make Improvement Happen -- Part II: Improved Patient Care Through Improved Practice and Systems -- 3 Preventing, Assessing, and Treating Pain -- 4 Managing Dyspnea and Ventilator Withdrawal -- 5 Beyond the Living Will: Advance Care Planning for All Stages of Health and Disease -- 6 Supporting People in Difficult Times: Relationships, Spirituality, and Bereavement -- 7 Continuity of Care: Improving Transitions, Continuity, and Coordination of Care in the Health Care System -- Part III: Arrangements to Promote Reform -- 8 Caring for the Caregivers: Helping Staff to Provide Good Care -- 9 Hospital-Based Palliative Care Consults and Units -- 10 Law, Policy, and Finance -- Part IV: Opportunities in Specific Diseases -- 11 Alzheimer's and Other Dementias: Opportunities to Honor Life -- 12 Opportunities to Improve Care for Cancer Patients -- 13 Offering End-of-Life Services to Patients With Advanced Heart or Lung Failure -- 14 Depression and Delirium -- 15 Conclusion: Getting Started -- Appendix: Instruments -- Resources -- Glossary -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- H -- I -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- V -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
Health care professionals seeking to improve the quality of life for those living with serious illness and nearing the end of life will find exactly what their organization needs in the second edition of this acclaimed book by Dr. Joanne Lynn and her colleagues. Improving Care for the End of Life provides expert guidance on how to make significant improvements now, at all levels of the health care system from the bedside and the hospital to the health care policy and legislative arenas by using the rapid-cycle breakthrough approach to change. The ideas are proven, and the stories of teams that have put them to use will inspire and enlighten. For the second edition, the authors have added new material on continuity of care and the special needs of dementia patients and their loved ones and have updated the book throughout
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lynn, Joanne Improving Care for the End of Life : A Sourcebook for Health Care Managers and Clinicians Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO,c2007 9780195310429
Subject Terminal care.;Palliative treatment.;Death
Electronic books
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