Palliative and End-of-Life Care, Clinical Practice Guidelines, 2nd Edition

Palliative and End-of-Life Care

2nd Edition Clinical Practice Guidelines

By Kim K. Kuebler, MN, RN, ANP-CS, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care/Oncology/Palliative Care Private Practice, Adjuvant Therapies, Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA; Debra E. Heidrich, MSN, RN, CHPN, AOCN, Palliative Nurse Clinician, Bethesda North Hospital, TriHealth Inc., Cincinnati, OH, USA and Peg Esper, MSN, RN, CS, AOCN, Nurse Practitioner, Medical Oncology, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

General Principles in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

1. The Advanced Practice Nurse in Palliative Care

2. Palliative and End-of-Life Care

3. The Dying Process

Important Concepts in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

4. Advance Care Planning and End-of-Life Decision Making

5. Ethical Issues Surrounding Advanced Disease

6. Spiritual Care Across Cultures

7. Pharmacology

8. Sleep

9. Nutrition

Advanced Disease Management

10. Cardiovascular Disease

11. Pulmonary Disease

12. Hepatic Disease

13. Chronic Kidney Disease

14. Neurological Disease

15. Malignancies


Clinical Practice Guidelines

17. Anxiety

18. Ascites

19. Bowel Obstruction

20. Cachexia and Anorexia

21. Constipation

22. Cough

23. Dehydration

24. Delirium/Acute Confusion

25. Depression

26. Diarrhea

27. Dyspnea

28. Fatigue

29. Hiccups

30. Lymphedema

31. Nausea and Vomiting

32. Pain

33. Palliative Care Emergencies

34. Pruritis

35. Ulcerative Lesions


36. Caregiver Resources

37. Assessment Tools