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Palliative care : transforming the care of serious illness /
editors, Diane E. Meier, Stephen L. Isaacs, Robert G. Hughes ; foreword by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2010.
description
xii, 452 p. : ill.
ISBN
9780470527177 (pbk.)
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imprint
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2010.
isbn
9780470527177 (pbk.)
general note
Articles previously published in various sources.
catalogue key
8445897
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Long Description
Palliative Care is the first book to provide a comprehensive understanding of the new field that is transforming the way Americans deal with serious illness.Diane E. Meier, M.D., one of the field's leaders and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius award" in 2009, opens the volume with a sweeping overview of the field. In her essay, Dr. Meier examines the roots of palliative care, explores the key legal and ethical issues, discusses the development of palliative care, and presents ideas on policies that can improve access to palliative care.Dr. Meier's essay is followed by reprints of twenty-five of the most important articles in the field. They range from classic pieces by some of the field's pioneers, such as Eric Cassel, Balfour Mount, and Elizabeth K8bler-Ross, to influential newer articles on topics such as caregiving and cost savings of palliative care. The reprints cover a wide range of topics including:Why the care of the seriously ill is so importantEfforts to cope with advanced illnessLegal and ethical issuesPain managementCross-cultural issuesPhilosophical perspectiveThe demand for palliative care has been nothing short of stunning-largely because of palliative care's positive impact on both the quality and the cost of care provided to seriously ill individuals. By providing a wide-ranging perspective on this growing field, this book will serve as a guide for developing meaningful approaches that will lead to better health care for all Americans.
Main Description
Palliative Care is the first book to provide a comprehensive understanding of the new field that is transforming the way Americans deal with serious illness. Diane E. Meier, M.D., one of the field's leaders and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius award" in 2009, opens the volume with a sweeping overview of the field. In her essay, Dr. Meier examines the roots of palliative care, explores the key legal and ethical issues, discusses the development of palliative care, and presents ideas on policies that can improve access to palliative care. Dr. Meier's essay is followed by reprints of twenty-five of the most important articles in the field. They range from classic pieces by some of the field's pioneers, such as Eric Cassel, Balfour Mount, and Elizabeth K8bler-Ross, to influential newer articles on topics such as caregiving and cost savings of palliative care. The reprints cover a wide range of topics including: Why the care of the seriously ill is so important Efforts to cope with advanced illness Legal and ethical issues Pain management Cross-cultural issues Philosophical perspective The demand for palliative care has been nothing short of stunning-largely because of palliative care's positive impact on both the quality and the cost of care provided to seriously ill individuals. By providing a wide-ranging perspective on this growing field, this book will serve as a guide for developing meaningful approaches that will lead to better health care for all Americans.
Main Description
This book is intended as an introduction and guide to palliative care, and more broadly, the medical care of the seriously ill. Although concerns about the suffering and pain that seriously ill people and their families endure is not new-the hospice movement in the United States can be dated to the mid-1960s and Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's seminal book, On Death and Dying , appeared in 1969-it was during the 1980s and 1990s that the American public began to pay serious attention. This attention has, if anything, increased during 2000s. In the late 1970s and early 1980s the field of palliative care did not exist. More often than not, a very sick or dying patient was viewed as a failure-a failure of technology and know-how to cure disease, or at least to extend life In response, the new field of medicine called palliative care came into existence -from the Latin palliare, to clothe. Palliative care focuses on the relief of suffering for patients with serious and complex illness, and tries to ensure the best possible quality of life for them and their family members. This book examines this new and significant field. Transforming Palliative Care begins with a comprehensive review of the field, written by editor Diane Meier, recipient of a Macarthur grant. What follows are twenty-five of the most important or influential articles in the field, written by its leading practitioners and analysts. These articles cover Care of the Seriously Ill: Why Is It an Important Issue?; Efforts to Cope with Death and Provide Care for the Dying; Research into End-of-Life Care; and Palliative Care: Pain and Medical Decision-making, Issues and Perspectives, and Caregiving.
Main Description
This book is intended as an introduction and guide to palliative care, and more broadly, the medical care of the seriously ill. Although concerns about the suffering and pain that seriously ill people and their families endure is not new-the hospice movement in the United States can be dated to the mid-1960s and Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's seminal book, On Death and Dying, appeared in 1969-it was during the 1980s and 1990s that the American public began to pay serious attention. This attention has, if anything, increased during 2000s. In the late 1970s and early 1980s the field of palliative care did not exist. More often than not, a very sick or dying patient was viewed as a failure-a failure of technology and know-how to cure disease, or at least to extend life In response, the new field of medicine called palliative care came into existence -from the Latin palliare, to clothe. Palliative care focuses on the relief of suffering for patients with serious and complex illness, and tries to ensure the best possible quality of life for them and their family members. This book examines this new and significant field. Transforming Palliative Care begins with a comprehensive review of the field, written by editor Diane Meier, recipient of a Macarthur grant. What follows are twenty-five of the most important or influential articles in the field, written by its leading practitioners and analysts. These articles cover Care of the Seriously Ill: Why Is It an Important Issue?; Efforts to Cope with Death and Provide Care for the Dying; Research into End-of-Life Care; and Palliative Care: Pain and Medical Decision-making, Issues and Perspectives, and Caregiving.
Main Description
This book is intended as an introduction and guide to palliative care, and more broadly, the medical care of the seriously ill. Although concerns about the suffering and pain that seriously ill people and their families endure is not new?the hospice movement in the United States can be dated to the mid-1960s and Elizabeth Kubler-Ross?s seminal book, On Death and Dying , appeared in 1969?it was during the 1980s and 1990s that the American public began to pay serious attention. This attention has, if anything, increased during 2000s. In the late 1970s and early 1980s the field of palliative care did not exist. More often than not, a very sick or dying patient was viewed as a failure?a failure of technology and know-how to cure disease, or at least to extend life In response, the new field of medicine called palliative care came into existence ?from the Latin palliare, to clothe. Palliative care focuses on the relief of suffering for patients with serious and complex illness, and tries to ensure the best possible quality of life for them and their family members. This book examines this new and significant field. Transforming Palliative Care begins with a comprehensive review of the field, written by editor Diane Meier, recipient of a Macarthur grant. What follows are twenty-five of the most important or influential articles in the field, written by its leading practitioners and analysts. These articles cover Care of the Seriously Ill: Why Is It an Important Issue?; Efforts to Cope with Death and Provide Care for the Dying; Research into End-of-Life Care; and Palliative Care: Pain and Medical Decision-making, Issues and Perspectives, and Caregiving.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Review of the Palliative Care Field: Original Article
The Development, Status, and Future of Palliative Care
Reprints of Key Articles and Book Chapters
Care of the Seriously Ill: Why Is It an Important Issue? Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End of Life
Decisions Near the End of Life
Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, American Medical Association
Efforts to Cope with Death and Provide Care for the Dying
Hope
The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine
The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing
Death: "The Distinguished Thing"
The Philosophy of Terminal Care
Access to Hospice Care: Expanding Boundaries, Overcoming Barriers
Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues
The Health Care Proxy and the Living Will
Terri Schiavo: A Tragedy Compounded
Research into End-of-Life Care
A Controlled Trial to Improve Care for Seriously Ill Hospitalized Patients: The Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments (SUPPORT)
SUPPORT Principal Investigators
Factors Considered Important at the End of Life by Patients, Family, Physicians, and Other Care Providers
Use of Hospitals, Physician Visits, and Hospice Care During Last Six Months of Life Among Cohorts Loyal to Highly Respected Hospitals in the United States
Family Perspectives on End-of-Life Care at the Last Place of Care
Palliative Care
The Treatment of Cancer Pain
Responding to Intractable Terminal Suffering: The Role of Terminal Sedation and Voluntary Refusal of Food and Fluids
Response to Quill and Byock, "Responding to Intractable Suffering"
Challenges in Palliative Care: Four Clinical Areas That Confront and Challenge Hospice Practitioners
Outcomes from a National Multispecialty Palliative Care Curriculum Development Project
Negotiating Cross-Cultural Issues at the End of Life: "You Got to Go Where He Lives"
Variability in Access to Hospital Palliative Care in the United States
Do Palliative Care Consultations Improve Patient Outcomes
Cost Savings Associated with U.S. Hospital Palliative Care Consultation Programs
The Loneliness of the Long-Term Care Giver
Understanding Economic and Other Burdens of Terminal Illness: The Experience of Patients and Their Caregivers
The Ends of Medicine and Society
Finding Our Way: Perspectives on Care at the Close of Life
The Editors
Name Index
Subject Index
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