Palliative Practices, An Interdisciplinary Approach

Palliative Practices

An Interdisciplinary Approach

By Kim K. Kuebler, MN, RN, ANP-CS, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care/Oncology/Palliative Care Private Practice, Adjuvant Therapies, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Mellar P. Davis, MD, FCCP, Medical Director, Harry Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; and Crystal Dea Moore, MA, MSW, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Director, Social Work Program, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA


Unit I. Issues Specific to Palliative Care
1. Palliative Care Perspectives
2. Advance Care Planning
3. Evidence Based Interventions
4. Pharmacology
5. The Interface of Sleep

Unit II. Specific Disease States and Symptom Management
6. Cardiovascular
7. Pulmonary
8. Nephrology
9. Oncology
10. Cancer Pain
11. Neurology

Unit III. The Dying Process, Grief, and Bereavement
12. Ethics
13. Cultural and Spiritual Issues
14. Dying Process
15. Grief and Bereavement

Appendices
A. Medications by Disorders
B. Medication Routes and Metabolism
C. Palliative Care Assessment Tools
D. Websites