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The 3 Wishes Project : helping to make meaningful memories at the end of life

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. The 3 Wishes Project Staff. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1905
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The goal of the 3 Wishes Project is to improve the end-of-life experience for patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and their loved ones. This pamphlet lists what the team helps with and provides examples of some of the wishes made by patients and their loved ones. It also describes where the program started and which organizations support the program. Contact information is provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. The 3 Wishes Project Staff
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospice Care - psychology
Critical Care - psychology
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospice care
Intensive care units
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
The goal of the 3 Wishes Project is to improve the end-of-life experience for patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and their loved ones. This pamphlet lists what the team helps with and provides examples of some of the wishes made by patients and their loved ones. It also describes where the program started and which organizations support the program. Contact information is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The 3 Wishes Project staff, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1905
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99 common questions (and more) about hospice palliative care : a nurse's handbook

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Regional Palliative Care Program, Capital Health, Edmonton. (3rd ed.) --Edmonton, AB: Capital Health , 2006.
Call Number
WB 310 N714n 2006
Location
Dickson Building
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WB 310 N714n 2006
Corporate Author
Regional Palliative Care Program, Capital Health, Edmonton
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Edmonton, AB
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
140 p.
ISBN
0929064518
Subjects (MeSH)
Palliative Care
Hospice Care
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Nova Scotia Hospital
Copies
4
Loan Period
3 weeks
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American journal of hospice and palliative care

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Holdings
Aberdeen: v. 12, 1995 - v. 25, 2008.
Nova Scotia Hospital: v. 1, 1984 - v. 20, 2003.
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Aberdeen Hospital
Continues
American journal of hospice care
Publisher
Prime
Holdings
Aberdeen: v. 12, 1995 - v. 25, 2008.
Nova Scotia Hospital: v. 1, 1984 - v. 20, 2003.
ISSN
1049-9091
Specialty
Palliative Care
Format
Journal
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Aberdeen Hospital
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Cancer : The Enemy from Within : A Comprehensive Textbook of Cancer’s Causes, Complexities and Consequences

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Carolyn Compton. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Holdings
Cape Breton Regional: 2005 - 2007.
Location
Online
This comprehensive, ground-breaking title presents, in simplifying style, the driving and organizing principles of cancer, making this multidimensional, highly complex disease easily understandable for readers. Developed out of the renowned author’s many years of teaching a widely popular, several-hundred-student college course, this 12-chapter book begins with an account of the history of cancer as a medical and public health problem, as well as the major milestones and setbacks in the ongoing…
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Author
Compton, Carolyn
Responsibility
Carolyn Compton
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Holdings
Cape Breton Regional: 2005 - 2007.
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 330 p.) : 157 illus., 149 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030406516
9783030406509 (Print ed.)
9783030406523 (Print ed.)
9783030406530 (Print ed.)
ISSN
0008-543X
Subjects (MeSH)
Global Burden of Disease
Neoplasms - diagnosis
Neoplasms - epidemiology
Neoplasms - therapy
Palliative Care
Risk Factors
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This comprehensive, ground-breaking title presents, in simplifying style, the driving and organizing principles of cancer, making this multidimensional, highly complex disease easily understandable for readers. Developed out of the renowned author’s many years of teaching a widely popular, several-hundred-student college course, this 12-chapter book begins with an account of the history of cancer as a medical and public health problem, as well as the major milestones and setbacks in the ongoing quest to understand the wide variety of cancers that continue to impact the world. Subsequent chapters then address pathogenesis, incidence and mortality statistics, risk factors, causal factors, screening challenges and victories, treatment strategies, and disease prevention approaches. This wealth of clinical information is further supplemented with socioeconomic discussions on the financial, social, ethical, technological, regulatory, political, and logistical challenges that limit progress in cancer research. A soon to be gold-standard text that thoroughly and expertly describes cancer as a composite, adaptive system, Cancer: The Enemy from Within equips and empowers all undergraduate students and graduate students to better understand this continually perplexing disease. Clinicians across all disciplines may also find this work of great interest.
Contents
1. The Nature and Origins of Cancer -- 2. Cancer Initiation, Promotion and Progression and the Acquisition of Key Behavioral Traits -- 3. Understanding the Hallmark Characteristics of Cancer -- 4. A Short History of Cancer – How Did We Get Here? -- 5. Who Gets Cancer and Why? What Are the Consequences for Human Life and Longevity? How Can We Intervene? How Can We Track Progress? -- 6. Screening for Cancer: Find It Early; Treat It Early; Save Lives -- 7. Fundamentals of Cancer Diagnosis and Assessment -- 8. Local Therapy for Cancer -- 9. Systemic Therapy for Cancer -- 10. Palliative Care, Hospice, and End of Life -- 11. Development of New Cancer Therapies -- 12. Cancer and Society.
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e-Book
Location
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A caregiver's guide : a handbook about end of life care

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Macmillan, Karen. --Ottawa, ON: The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem | Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association , 2004.
Call Number
WB 310 C271c 2004
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Call Number
WB 310 C271c 2004
Author
Macmillan, Karen
Place of Publication
Ottawa, ON
Publisher
The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
Date of Publication
2004
Physical Description
174 p.
ISBN
0968670016
Subjects (MeSH)
Palliative Care - Popular Works
Terminal Care - Popular Works
Home Nursing - Popular Works
Format
Book
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Copies
5
Loan Period
3 weeks use
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Caring for dying people of different faiths

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Julia Neuberger. (3rd ed.) --Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press , c2004.
Call Number
WB 310 N478c 2004
Location
Cape Breton Regional
Call Number
WB 310 N478c 2004
Author
Neuberger, Julia
Responsibility
Julia Neuberger
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Boca Raton, FL
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
c2004
Physical Description
viii, 104 p.
ISBN
9781857759457
1857759451
Subjects (MeSH)
Cultural Characteristics
Culturally Competent Care
Hospice Care
Religion and Medicine
Subjects (LCSH)
Death--Religious aspects
Terminal care--Religious aspects
Contents
Introduction to caring for dying people of different faiths -- Judaism -- Christianity -- African and Afro-Caribbean beliefs and customs -- Islam -- Hinduism -- Sikhism -- Buddhism -- Chinese beliefs and customs -- Japanese beliefs and customs -- Humanism -- People as individuals.
Format
Book
Location
Cape Breton Regional
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Children mourning, mourning children

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Edited by Kenneth J. Doka. --Washington, DC: Hospice Foundation of America , c1995.
Call Number
WS 105.5 A8 C64 1995 RES Child Life
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WS 105.5 A8 C64 1995 RES Child Life
Author
Doka, Kenneth J.
Corporate Author
Hospice Foundation of America
Responsibility
Edited by Kenneth J. Doka
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
Hospice Foundation of America
Date of Publication
c1995
Physical Description
179 p.
ISBN
1560324473
Subjects (MeSH)
Bereavement
Death
Grief
Attitude to Death
Child
Notes
Child Life Reserve collection.
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Clinical Handbook of Bereavement and Grief Reactions

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Eric Bui, editor. --Cham: Humana Press , c2018.
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This book is designed to present a state-of the-art approach to the assessment and management of bereavement-related psychopathology. Written by experts in the field, it addresses the recent shift in the field calling for greater recognition of bereavement-related psychopathology, as evidenced by the removal of bereavement from the exclusion criteria for major depressive disorder and the provisional inclusion of a bereavement disorder as a condition requiring further study in the DSM-5. This te…
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Bui, Eric
Responsibility
Eric Bui, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 338 p.) : 4 illus., 3 illus. in color
Series Title
Current clinical psychiatry
ISBN
9783319652412
9783319652405 (print ed.)
9783319652429 (print ed.)
ISSN
2626-241X
Subjects (MeSH)
Bereavement
Grief
Specialty
Psychology
Abstract
This book is designed to present a state-of the-art approach to the assessment and management of bereavement-related psychopathology. Written by experts in the field, it addresses the recent shift in the field calling for greater recognition of bereavement-related psychopathology, as evidenced by the removal of bereavement from the exclusion criteria for major depressive disorder and the provisional inclusion of a bereavement disorder as a condition requiring further study in the DSM-5. This text introduces and reviews the theoretical background underlying bereavement-related psychopathology, addresses the issues faced by clinicians who assess bereaved individuals in different contexts, and reviews the management of and varied treatment approaches for individuals with grief reactions. Clinical Handbook of Bereavement and Grief Reactions is a valuable resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, students, counselors, psychiatric nurses, social workers, and all medical professionals working with patients struggling with bereavement and grief reactions.
Contents
Grief Reactions in the Antiquity -- Impact of Social Cultural Influences on Grief Reactions -- Grief and Post-Traumatic Stress Reactions -- Grief Reactions and Other Comorbibities -- Neurobiology of Grief Reactions -- Grief Reactions in International Classifications -- Normal and Pathologic Grief -- Grief Reactions in Children and Adolescents -- Grief Reactions in the Elderly -- Grief Reactions in Suicide Survivors -- Grief Reactions in Cancer Survivors -- Grief Reactions in Non-Westernized Populations -- Narrative Therapy for Grief Reactions -- Mind Body Intervention for Grief Reactions: A Rationale -- Hospice services -- Complicated Grief Treatment -- Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Grief Reactions -- Pharmacotherapy of Grief Reactions.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Compact clinical guide to cancer pain management : an evidence-based approach for nurses

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Pamela Stitzlein Davies, Yvonne D'Arcy ; Yvonne D'Arcy series editor. --New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company , c2013.
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Online
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Author
Davies, Pamela Stitzlein
Other Authors
D'Arcy, Yvonne M
Responsibility
Pamela Stitzlein Davies, Yvonne D'Arcy ; Yvonne D'Arcy series editor
Alternate Title
Cancer pain management
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Publishing Company
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (382 p.)
Series Title
Compact clinical guide series
ISBN
9780826109743
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Nursing
Pain Management
Palliative Care
Contents
The problem of cancer pain -- Assessing pain in patients with cancer -- Non-opioid medications -- Opioid medications -- Co-analgesic medications -- Management of medication side effects -- Complementary techniques for pain relief -- Regional techniques -- Implanted techniques -- Palliative chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery for pain control -- Effect of opioid polymorphisms -- Differences in opioid dependency, addiction, and tolerance -- Developing a comprehensive treatment plan -- Cancer pain emergencies -- Neuropathic pain -- Myofascial pain -- Chronic pain in the cancer survivor -- Palliative & hospice care -- End of life care -- Psychosocial aspects of cancer pain.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Compact clinical guide to geriatric pain management : an evidence-based approach for nurses

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Ann Quinlan-Colwell ; Yvonne M. D’Arcy series editor. --New York: Springer Publishing Company , c2012.
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Older adults can be especially susceptible to the debilitating effects of chronic pain, yet there are often barriers to successfully alleviating pain on the part of elderly patients and the health care professionals who treat them. This comprehensive guide to geriatric pain management provides the most current information available on assessment and treatment of pain in older adults. In a concise, reader-friendly format, the book provides techniques, tips, and tools for assessing pain and exami…
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Author
Quinlan-Colwell, Ann
Responsibility
Ann Quinlan-Colwell ; Yvonne M. D’Arcy series editor
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer Publishing Company
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 444 p.)
Series Title
Compact clinical guide series
ISBN
9780826107312
Subjects (MeSH)
Pain Management
Pain Measurement
Pain - nursing
Geriatric Nursing - methods
Abstract
Older adults can be especially susceptible to the debilitating effects of chronic pain, yet there are often barriers to successfully alleviating pain on the part of elderly patients and the health care professionals who treat them. This comprehensive guide to geriatric pain management provides the most current information available on assessment and treatment of pain in older adults. In a concise, reader-friendly format, the book provides techniques, tips, and tools for assessing pain and examines barriers to appropriate treatment. It addresses the physiological and psychosocial factors underlying the process and occurrence of pain and helps nurses to develop a comprehensive multimodal approach to pain management that includes pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. The guide provides detailed coverage of medications commonly used for pain management, including all contraindications and side effects, so that nurses will be able to evaluate the best use of a medication in the context of comorbidities and sensitivities of each individual. Also addressed are chronic illnesses common to the elderly population, palliative and hospice care, treatment of concurrent depression and anxiety, treatment of cognitively impaired elderly, and techniques for assessment and intervention in cases of substance abuse.
Contents
Physiological factors and pain processing in the older adult -- The psychosocial impact of pain on the older adult patient -- Pain assessment in the older adult patient -- Pain assessment in the nonverbal, cognitively impaired older adults -- A review of pain assessment tools for use with the older adult patient -- Developing a comprehensive plan for managing pain in older adults -- Choosing the right medication for the pain complaint -- Adjuvant analgesic medications -- Managing medication side effects and specific recommendations for using medications with older patients -- Interventional options such as vertebroplasty for compression fractures, nerve blocks, and acupuncture -- Complementary interventions for pain management in older adults -- The role of physical therapy with pain and reconditioning -- Palliative care : techniques to promote comfort -- When is hospice the best option? -- Osteoarthritis and gout -- Chronic back pain and osteoporosis -- Neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy -- Central poststroke pain syndrome -- Facial pain associated with temporal arteritis and trigeminal neuralgia -- Rheumatological conditions -- Fibromyalgia -- Anxiety and depression in older adults -- Alcohol and substance use, misuse, and abuse.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Deer's Treatment of Pain : An Illustrated Guide for Practitioners

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Timothy R. Deer, Jason E. Pope, Tim J. Lamer, David Provenzano, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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Designed and written by a team of clinically established academics, this is a unique book that is an excellent manual for physicians practicing pain medicine or treating pain in neurosurgery, orthopedic, neurology, or family practice clinics. As a practical resource, this book is written to be more accessible to the reader and is designed to be more clinically-focused and useful in day-to-day practice. This 102 chapter volume is divided into seven separate sections: Anatomy and Physiology of Pa…
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Deer, Timothy R.
Pope, Jason E.
Lamer, Tim J.
Provenzano, David
Responsibility
Timothy R. Deer, Jason E. Pope, Tim J. Lamer, David Provenzano, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvi, 854 p.) : 339 illus., 222 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030122812
9783030122805 (Print ed.)
9783030122829 (Print ed.)
9783030122836 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Analgesics - therapeutic use
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Nerve Block
Pain Management - methods
Specialty
Pain Management
Abstract
Designed and written by a team of clinically established academics, this is a unique book that is an excellent manual for physicians practicing pain medicine or treating pain in neurosurgery, orthopedic, neurology, or family practice clinics. As a practical resource, this book is written to be more accessible to the reader and is designed to be more clinically-focused and useful in day-to-day practice. This 102 chapter volume is divided into seven separate sections: Anatomy and Physiology of Pain, Psychology of Pain, Pharmacological Treatment of Pain, Interventional Treatment of Pain, Adjuvant Therapies for Pain and Suggested Reading. The calculated organization of this book is supplemented by key photos, drawings and a self-assessment of four key questions at the end of each chapter ­­­­-- thus making it an indispensable, pragmatic resource that will benefit anyone working in the pain management field. Deer's Treatment of Pain: An Illustrated Guide for Practitioners contains pearls for improving knowledge and improving one’s practice as a physician.
Contents
Part I: INTRODUCTION -- The Disease-Based Treatment of Pain -- Algorithms of Pain Treatment -- The Opioid Epidemic and the Need for a Pain Strategy -- Part II: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF PAIN -- Nerve Function and Neurons -- Peripheral Nerve Anatomy -- Spinal Cord Anatomy -- Anatomy of the Brain and Brainstem -- Mediators of Pain and Pain Processing -- Taxonomy of Pain -- Pain Relieving Mechanisms in Neuromodulation -- Part III: PSYCHOLOGY OF PAIN -- The Normal Response to Pain -- Pain and Suffering -- Social Impact of Pain Response -- Role of Religion and Spirituality in the Patient Pain Experience -- Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Chronic Pain -- Psychological Treatments to Improve Outcomes -- Psychological Evaluation for Those Receiving Devices for the Treatment Of Pain -- Part IV: PHARMACOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF PAIN -- Acetaminophen and Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs -- Anticonvulsants in the Treatment of Pain -- Botulinum Toxin -- Sodium Channel Antagonists -- Anti-Spasmodics and Muscle Relaxants -- Antidepressants in Pain Management -- Ketamine and NMDA-Receptor Antagonists -- Novel Analgesics -- Injectable Corticosteroids -- Topical Therapies -- Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain -- Opioids for Cancer Pain and Hospice Care -- Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics of Pain Treatment -- Part V: INTERVENTIONAL TREATMENT OF PAIN -- Radiation Safety -- Radiofrequency Ablation -- Basic Science of Radiofrequency -- Cryotherapy -- Chemodenervation: Neurolytic Blockade and Potent Neurotoxins for the Treatment of Cancer Pain -- Blockade of the Nerves of the Head and Face -- Ganglion Blocks of Head and Face -- Destructive procedures of the Head and Face -- 39. Interlaminar Approach for Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection -- Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Injections -- Diagnostic Cervical Nerve Root Blocks -- Cervical Facet Joint Injection and Medial Branch Blocks -- Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy -- Intercostal Nerve Block -- Intercostal Nerve Block -- Thoracic Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection -- Thoracic Facet and Medial Branch Blocks -- Radiofrequency Ablation in the Thoracic Spine -- Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Injection -- Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Corticosteroid Injections -- Lumbar Facet and Medial Branch Block -- Sacroiliac Joint Injection -- Sacroiliac Joint Radiofrequency -- Sacroiliac Joint Fusion -- Caudal Epidural Injection -- Stellate Ganglion Block -- Lumbar Sympathetic Block -- Celiac Plexus Block and Superior Hypogastric Plexus Block -- Ganglion Impar Block -- Large Joint Injections -- Part VI: NEUROMODULATION -- Deep Brain Stimulation -- Motor Cortex Stimulation -- Occipital Nerve Stimulation -- Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block -- Percutaneous Cervical Spinal Cord Stimulation -- Surgical Leads for the Cervical Spine -- Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation–Cervical Spine -- Percutaneous Thoracic Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain -- Surgical Lead for the Thoracic Spine -- Percutaneous Lumbar Stimulation -- Thoracic and Lumbar Dorsal Root Ganglion Spinal Stimulation -- Percutaneous Sacral Nerve Stimulation -- Sacral Dorsal Root Ganglion Spinal Stimulation -- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation -- Stimulation Methods and Device Choices: Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation -- Patient Selection -- Wound Closure and Surgical Healing -- Complications of Neuromodulation -- PART 7: NEUROAXIAL THERAPIES -- Intrathecal Pharmacology -- Patient Selection -- Intrathecal Device Considerations -- Intrathecal Agents and Algorithms: Review of PACC 2012 and 2017 Guidelines and Beyond -- Implantable Drug Delivery Systems for Cancer Pain and End Of Life Care -- Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain -- IDDS For Movement Disorders -- Ziconitide for Intrathecal Use -- PART 8: REGENERATIVE THERAPIES FOR CHRONIC PAIN -- Scientific Bases of PRP Therapy -- Scientific Basis for Stem Cell Therapy -- Stem Cells -- Regenerative Therapies for Chronic Intradiscal Pain -- PRP Therapies (Tendons, Joints, Spine) -- PART 9: INTRADISCAL AND MINIMALLY INVASIVE STRUCTURAL SURGERIES -- Discography -- Endoscopic Discectomy -- Vertebral Augmentation for Painful Vertebral Compression Fractures -- Vertebroplasty and other methods of vertebral augmentation -- Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression -- Interspinous Process Spacers for Indirect Lumbar Decompression -- PART 10. REHABILITATION AND ADJUVANT THERAPIES FOR PAIN -- Physical Therapy -- Acupuncture -- PART 11. ADMINISTRATIVE CONSIDERATIONS -- Cybersecurity of Medical Devices: Past, Present, and Future -- Coding and Billing -- Medicare Payment Quality Measures.
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e-Book
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Dementia Care : An Evidence-Based Approach

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Marie Boltz, James E. Galvin, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book provides an overview of the demographic, clinical, and psychosocial context of dementia care. With its focus on patient and family perspectives, this book describes evidence-based approaches towards prevention, detection, and treatment of dementia that is unlike any other book. The text presents memory clinics, care management, home-based interventions, palliative care, family caregiver programs, specific to dementia care. Additionally, the text examines strategies to support transiti…
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Boltz, Marie
Galvin, James E
Responsibility
Marie Boltz, James E. Galvin, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 325 p.) : 12 illus., 9 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319183770
9783319183763 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Dementia - therapy
Evidence-Based Medicine
Abstract
This book provides an overview of the demographic, clinical, and psychosocial context of dementia care. With its focus on patient and family perspectives, this book describes evidence-based approaches towards prevention, detection, and treatment of dementia that is unlike any other book. The text presents memory clinics, care management, home-based interventions, palliative care, family caregiver programs, specific to dementia care. Additionally, the text examines strategies to support transitions to acute care and long-term care. The text also places a special emphasis on measures of quality, cultural sensitivity, and implications for health care policy. Written by experts in the field, Dementia Care: An Evidence-Based Approach is an excellent resource for clinicians, students, healthcare administrators, and policymakers who aim to improve the quality of life of both the person with dementia and their informal caregiver.
Contents
Introduction: Principles of Dementia Care -- Part 1. Dementia Prevention, Detection and Early Support -- Prevention of Dementia -- Detection of Dementia -- Memory Clinics and Care Management Programs -- Early-Stage Dementia: Maximizing Self-Direction and Health -- Part 2. Clinical Management of Dementia -- Treatment of Dementia: Pharmacological Approaches -- Treatment of Dementia: Non-Pharmacological Approaches -- Challenges and Opportunities in Primary and Specialty Memory Care to Provide Best Practice Care -- Community Mobility and Dementia: The Role for Health Care Professionals -- Part 3. Toward Person-Centered Community-Based Dementia Care -- Experiences and Perspectives of the Person with Dementia -- Home-Based Interventions Targeting Persons with Dementia: What is the Evidence and Where Do We Go from Here? -- Experiences and Perspectives of the Family Caregiver of the Person with Dementia -- Interventions to Support Caregiver Well-Being -- Part 4. Dementia Continuing Care -- Transitions in Care for the Person with Dementia -- Dementia Palliative Care -- Hospice Dementia Care -- Challenges in Dementia Care Policy.
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Deuil : surmonter les difficultés

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legacy of Life and Critical Care Organ Donation. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2147
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La mort d'un proche entraîne de nombreux changements dans votre vie. En vous adaptant et en réagissant à ces changements, vous serez confronté à des défis. Rappelez-vous que vous n’êtes pas seul. Ce dépliant contient des suggestions pratiques pour faire face aux difficultés courantes auxquelles vous pourriez faire face en période de deuil. Les sujets traités comprennent la prise de décisions, les affaires financières, les effets personnels, les souvenirs d'événements récents, certaines pièces o…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legacy of Life and Critical Care Organ Donation
Alternate Title
Grief : coping with challenges
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bereavement
Grief
Subjects (LCSH)
Death
Grief
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
La mort d'un proche entraîne de nombreux changements dans votre vie. En vous adaptant et en réagissant à ces changements, vous serez confronté à des défis. Rappelez-vous que vous n’êtes pas seul. Ce dépliant contient des suggestions pratiques pour faire face aux difficultés courantes auxquelles vous pourriez faire face en période de deuil. Les sujets traités comprennent la prise de décisions, les affaires financières, les effets personnels, les souvenirs d'événements récents, certaines pièces ou certains endroits, les changements dans les relations, les dates et événements spéciaux, les rêves et manifestations de la personne décédée, votre santé, le sommeil et l'alimentation.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Grief: Coping with Challenges" pamphlet 0977. The death of someone important to you brings many changes in your life. As you adjust and respond to these changes, you will face challenges. Please remember: you are not alone. This pamphlet includes practical suggestions about dealing with common challenges you may face when you are grieving. Topics include making decisions, financial affairs, personal effects, memories of recent events, certain rooms or places, changes in relationships, special dates and events, dreams and visitations, looking after your health, sleep, and eating.
Responsibility
Created by: Victoria Hospice, modified with permission. Adapted by: Legacy of Life and Critical Care Organ Donation
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Dix choses à savoir au sujet du deuil

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Integrated Palliative Care Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2102
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Lorsque vous êtes en deuil, savoir à quoi vous attendre peut aider. Même si votre deuil est unique, comme la relation que vous aviez avec la personne décédée, certains aspects s’appliquent de façon générale. Nos employés, nos bénévoles et des personnes endeuillées ont cerné dix choses importantes pour comprendre votre deuil. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Ten Things to Know About Grief" pamphlet 0975. When you are grieving, it helps to know what to expect. Although your grief is un…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Integrated Palliative Care Services
Alternate Title
Ten things to know about grief
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bereavement
Grief
Subjects (LCSH)
Death
Grief
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
Lorsque vous êtes en deuil, savoir à quoi vous attendre peut aider. Même si votre deuil est unique, comme la relation que vous aviez avec la personne décédée, certains aspects s’appliquent de façon générale. Nos employés, nos bénévoles et des personnes endeuillées ont cerné dix choses importantes pour comprendre votre deuil.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Ten Things to Know About Grief" pamphlet 0975. When you are grieving, it helps to know what to expect. Although your grief is unique to your relationship with the person who died, there are some common themes. Our staff and volunteers, and bereaved people have identified 10 things as important in understanding your grief.
Responsibility
Adapted with permission from: Victoria Hospice, BC ; Adapted by: NSHA Integrated Palliative Care Services
Pamphlet Number
2102
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Essentials in hospice and palliative care : a practical resource for every nurse

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Katherine Murray. --Victoria, BC: Life and Death Matters , 2017.
Call Number
WB 310 M982e 2017
Location
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Sub-Location
RESERVE
Call Number
WB 310 M982e 2017
Author
Murray, Katherine
Responsibility
Katherine Murray
Place of Publication
Victoria, BC
Publisher
Life and Death Matters
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
xvii, 293 p. : illustrations
ISBN
9781926923116
Subjects (MeSH)
Palliative Care
Hospice Care
Format
Book
Location
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Sub-Location
RESERVE
Copies
2
Loan Period
24 hour loan
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Essentials of palliative care

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat32421
Nalini Vadivelu, Alan David Kaye, Jack M. Berger, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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Location
Online
Essentials of Palliative Care is a to-the-point, clinically oriented resource for all members of the multidisciplinary palliative care team and trainees. It covers practical clinical topics, including assessment of the patient and pain and symptom management, and practical non-medical topics central to providing effective palliative care, including psychological management, guidance on how to help patients and their families through the many healthcare decision points they face, and sensitivity…
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Other Authors
Vadivelu, Nalini
Kaye, Alan David
Berger, Jack M
Responsibility
Nalini Vadivelu, Alan David Kaye, Jack M. Berger, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxi, 518 p. : 26 ill., 13 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461451648
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospice Care
Palliative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Anesthesiology
Critical care medicine
Internal medicine
Nursing
Pain medicine
Abstract
Essentials of Palliative Care is a to-the-point, clinically oriented resource for all members of the multidisciplinary palliative care team and trainees. It covers practical clinical topics, including assessment of the patient and pain and symptom management, and practical non-medical topics central to providing effective palliative care, including psychological management, guidance on how to help patients and their families through the many healthcare decision points they face, and sensitivity to the goals and culture of the patient. Review questions, with detailed answers, provide a convenient way for readers to test their knowledge. Features: Concise, comprehensive, clinically focused Multiple choice review questions, with detailed answers, Expert contributors from leading institutions, Coordination of care by palliative care team a major focus.
Contents
1. Introduction and Education -- 2. Multidisciplinary Approach and Coordination of Care -- 3. Psychological Distress and Psychiatric Comorbidities in Palliative Care -- 4. Hospice for the Terminally Ill and End of Life Care -- 5. Communication in palliative care -- 6. Guidance with Complex Treatment Choices -- 7. Symptom Management -- 8. Nutrition in Palliative Care -- 9. Nursing Perspective and Considerations -- 10. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Palliative care -- 11. Social Work in Palliative Care -- 12: The Healthcare System: More Questions Than Answers -- 13. Vascular Access, Ostomies and Drains Care in Palliative medicine -- 14. Drug Formulary -- 15. Interventional Radiology in Palliative Care -- 16. Stroke, Epilepsy and Neurological Diseases -- 17. Interventional Techniques in Palliative Care -- 18. Headache in Palliative Care -- 19. Endoscopic Therapies for Palliation of Gastrointestinal Malignancies -- 20. The Role of Palliative Care in Cardiothoracic Surgery -- 21. Management of Advanced Heart Failure Patients -- 22. Palliative Care in Cardiac Electrophysiology -- 23. Palliation in Respiratory Disease -- 24. Palliative Care in Critical Care Units -- 25. Pediatric Palliative Care -- 26. New Pain Management Vistas in Palliative Care -- 27. Ethics in Palliative and End of Life Care -- 28 Physician Coding, Billing, and Reimbursement for Palliative Care -- Index.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Ethical Considerations and Challenges in Geriatrics

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Angela Georgia Catic. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book is designed to present an overview of common geriatrics ethical issues that arise during patient care and research activities. Each chapter includes a case example and practical learning pearls that are useful in day-to-day patient care. Coverage includes a brief overview of geriatric epidemiology, highlighting the high rates of dementia, use of surrogate decisions makers at the end-of-life, relocation from home to long-term care facilities, and low health literacy in the geriatrics p…
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Catic, Angela Georgia
Responsibility
Angela Georgia Catic
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 172 pages) : 6 illus., 2 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319440842
9783319440835 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Geriatrics - ethics
Health Services for the Aged - ethics
Abstract
This book is designed to present an overview of common geriatrics ethical issues that arise during patient care and research activities. Each chapter includes a case example and practical learning pearls that are useful in day-to-day patient care. Coverage includes a brief overview of geriatric epidemiology, highlighting the high rates of dementia, use of surrogate decisions makers at the end-of-life, relocation from home to long-term care facilities, and low health literacy in the geriatrics population. Sections are devoted to issues around capacity, surrogate decision making, end-of-life care, hemodialysis in the elderly, and futility as well as challenges presented by independence questions, such as dementia care, driving, feeding, and intimacy in nursing homes. The text also addresses questions around recognizing, reporting, and treating elder abuse and self-neglect, ethics related to research and technology in the geriatric population, and the use of e-mail, Facebook, and open notes. Written by experts in the field, Ethical Considerations and Challenges in Geriatrics is a valuable tool for trainees at a variety of levels including medical students, residents, and fellows. In addition, it provides practical guidance and a useful reference for practicing geriatricians, primary care physicians, geriatric nurses, social workers, nursing home workers, hospice care employees, and all medical health professionals working with the elderly.
Contents
Geriatric Epidemiology -- Evaluating Capacity for Safe and Independent Living among Vulnerable Older Adults -- Surrogate Decision Making and Advance Care Planning -- End of Life Care of Older Adults -- Special Considerations in Older Surgical Patients -- Ethical Issues of Renal Replacement Therapy in the Elderly -- Ethical Considerations for the Driver with Dementia -- Medical Futility -- Feeding Issues in Advanced Dementia -- Intimacy in the Long-Term Care Setting -- Elder Abuse and Neglect -- Hospital and Physician Rating Web Sites: Ethical Challenges without Context -- Considerations and Challenges in Information and Communication Technology -- Ethical Issues in Geriatric Research.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Ethnogeriatrics : Healthcare Needs of Diverse Populations

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Lenise Cummings-Vaughn, Dulce M. Cruz-Oliver, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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Location
Online
This title is divided into five parts that discuss ethnogeriatric foundations, research issues, clinical care in ethnogeriatrics, education and policy. Expertly written chapters present a systematic approach to recognizing, analyzing and addressing the challenges of meeting the healthcare needs of a diverse population and authors discuss ways in which to engage the community by increasing research participation and by investigating the most prevalent diseases found in ethnic minorities. Ethnoge…
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Other Authors
Cummings-Vaughn, Lenise
Cruz-Oliver, Dulce M
Responsibility
Lenise Cummings-Vaughn, Dulce M. Cruz-Oliver, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 265 pages) : 12 illus., 9 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319165585
9783319165578 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cultural Competency - education
Culturally Competent Care
Geriatrics
Health Services for the Aged
Abstract
This title is divided into five parts that discuss ethnogeriatric foundations, research issues, clinical care in ethnogeriatrics, education and policy. Expertly written chapters present a systematic approach to recognizing, analyzing and addressing the challenges of meeting the healthcare needs of a diverse population and authors discuss ways in which to engage the community by increasing research participation and by investigating the most prevalent diseases found in ethnic minorities. Ethnogeriatrics: Healthcare Needs of Diverse Populations discusses issues related to working with culturally diverse elders that tend not to be addressed in typical training curricula and is essential reading for geriatricians, hospitalists, advance practice nurses, social workers and all others who provide high quality care to older patients.
Contents
Part I: Ethnogeriatric Foundations -- 1. Why Ethnogeriatrics is Important.--2. Historical and Conceptual Foundations of Ethnogeriatrics -- 3. Demographic Trends in Aging -- 4. Impact of Immigration: Disease Exposure and Health Maintenance -- Part II: Research Issues on Ethnogeriatrics -- 5. How to Study Ethnogeriatrics from the Global to the Local -- 6. Trial Participation and Inclusion -- Part III: Clinical Care in Ethnogeriatrics -- 7. Health Disparities: Access and Utilization -- 8. Epidemiology of Aging: Racial/Ethnic Specific Disease Prevalence -- 9. Caregivers: Roles in Health Management -- 10. Hospice/Palliative Care: Concepts of Disease and Dying -- 11. Geriatric Psychiatry: Perceptions, Presentations and Treatments -- Part IV: Education in Ethnogeriatrics -- 12. Incorporating Ethnogeriatrics into Training Competencies -- 13. Assessments for the Practicing Clinicians: Practical Tools -- Part V: Policy and Economics -- 14. Policy: Impact on Delivery and Access -- 15. The Future of Ethnogeriatrics.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Geriatric Practice : A Competency Based Approach to Caring for Older Adults

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Audrey Chun, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Location
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This book serves as a comprehensive reference for the basic principles of caring for older adults, directly corresponding to the key competencies for medical student and residents. These competencies are covered in 10 sections, each with chapters that target the skills and knowledge necessary for achieving competency. Each of the 45 chapters follow a consistent format for ease of use, beginning with an introduction to the associated competency and concluding with the most salient points for mas…
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Chun, Audrey
Responsibility
Audrey Chun, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 580 p.) : 102 illus., 96 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030196257
9783030196240 (Print ed.)
9783030196264 (Print ed.)
9783030196271 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged
Aging
Geriatric Assessment
Geriatrics
Health Services for the Aged
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
This book serves as a comprehensive reference for the basic principles of caring for older adults, directly corresponding to the key competencies for medical student and residents. These competencies are covered in 10 sections, each with chapters that target the skills and knowledge necessary for achieving competency. Each of the 45 chapters follow a consistent format for ease of use, beginning with an introduction to the associated competency and concluding with the most salient points for mastery. Chapters also includes brief cases to provide context to the clinical reasoning behind the competency, strengthening the core understanding necessary to physicians of the future. Written by expert educators and clinicians in geriatric medicine, Geriatric Practice is key resource for students in geriatric medicine, family and internal medicine, specialties, hospice and nursing home training, and all clinicians studying to work with aging patients.
Contents
I. Introduction and Approach to Caring for Older Adults -- History and Trends -- Identifying the Unique Needs of the Aging Population -- Education of Current and Future Providers -- II. Disease Presentations in Older Adults -- Physiology of Aging -- Normal vs. Abnormal Physical Exam -- Testing in the Elderly -- Differential Diagnoses in the Setting of Advanced Age and Multiple Conditions -- Common Acute Illness -- III. Multi-morbidity (Multiple Conditions) -- Patient-Centered Care for Persons with Multiple Conditions -- Geriatric Pre-Operative Evaluation of the Older Adult -- Common Chronic Conditions -- Geriatric Considerations in Common Surgical Conditions -- IV. Medication Management (MEDICATIONS) -- Prescription Selection and Dosing -- High-Risk Prescriptions for Aging Patients -- Dietary Botanicals and Supplements -- Understanding the Medication List and Addressing Polypharmacy in Older Adults -- V. Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders (MENTATION) -- Depression in Older Adults: Principles of Diagnosis and Management -- Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms in Dementia (BPSD) -- Diagnosis and Management of Delirium -- Assessment of Memory and Function -- Non-pharmacologic Management of BPSD: Agitation and Behavioral Problems in Dementia -- VI. Functional Assessment/Self-Care Ability (MOBILITY) -- Assessment of Capability and Capacity -- Developing a Management Plan Safety and Risk Assessment -- Falls Screening, Differential Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment -- Driving -- Individualized Decision-Making for Preventive Medicine in Older Adults -- VII. Health Promotion and Advance Care Planning (MATTERS) -- Advance Care Planning for Older Adults -- Patient Preference, Prognosis, and Decision-Making in Screening and Treatment -- VIII. Special Considerations for Sites/Models of Care -- Sites of Care for the Older Adult – Hospice, Clinic and Home-based Care -- Acute Care in the Home Setting: Hospital at Home -- Hazards of Hospitalization -- Prevention of the Hazards of Hospitalization -- Managing Medications and Addressing Polypharmacy -- Foley Catheter Use and Management of Urinary Symptoms -- High-Risk Pressure Ulcers -- IX. Transitions of Care, Population Health -- Discharge Planning -- Interprofessional Care: Why Teamwork Matters -- Chronic Care Management -- Registries/Data in Population Health Management -- X. Palliative Care and End of Life -- Management of Pain Symptoms -- Non-Pain Symptoms -- Psychosocial, Social, and Spiritual Needs of Geriatric Patients -- Introduction to Palliative Care.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Great Health Care : Making It Happen

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J. Timothy Harrington, Eric D. Newman, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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Great Health Care is enlightening and entertaining. It's a must read for physicians, patients, health policymakers and administrators, and the interested public---anyone who wants to understand what great health care is, and how we might build it together. The authors share their stories and motivations and the methods they have used to transform care for their own patients within their own practices and health systems. They thoughtfully explore how we got into this mess, how we can get out of…
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Harrington, J. Timothy
Newman, Eric D
Responsibility
J. Timothy Harrington, Eric D. Newman, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 258 p. : 53 ill., 40 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781461411987
Subjects (MeSH)
Chronic Disease
Health Care Reform
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Abstract
Great Health Care is enlightening and entertaining. It's a must read for physicians, patients, health policymakers and administrators, and the interested public---anyone who wants to understand what great health care is, and how we might build it together. The authors share their stories and motivations and the methods they have used to transform care for their own patients within their own practices and health systems. They thoughtfully explore how we got into this mess, how we can get out of it, and the barriers to making it happen. "It is not only the impact of chronic diseases on our health and economy that draws us to this subject. It is the intriguing and rewarding potential for improving the status quo through redesigning how chronic disease care is provided and paid for." (Timothy Harrington, MD) "You can't do things differently until you see things differently." (Eric Newman, MD) "We start people on the road to recovery, but the 12 weeks of cardiac rehabilitation is just the warm-up period. The really important part is what happens afterward." (Richard Lueker, MD, Beth McCormick, MS) "We believe the extra-ordinary efforts of our program coordinators are key to our clients' wellbeing and our unusually low readmission rate." (Kathi Farrell, RN, BSN, PHN, Kathleen Sullivan, RN, MSN) "In real life, we are not usually given the chance to have a do-over. But we are given the chance to continuously improve. With the right skill sets, and the right partners, we can transform." (Eric Newman, MD)
Contents
Why Chronic Diseases? -- How Has the U.S. Health System Evolved? -- Why has the U. S. Health System Become What It Is? -- Making Chronic Disease Care Great -- Building Systems of Care -- Problem Solving -- Testing and Implementing Solutions -- Managing Complex Processes -- Managing Medical Information: Tools, Rules, and What's Cool -- Measuring Processes and Outcomes of Care -- Teaming: Everyone has a Role to Play -- How Providers Should Be Paid -- Diabetes: Everyone's Number One Priority -- Osteoporosis: Breaking Bones is Not Inevitable -- Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnose Early and Treat to Target -- Heart Failure: Reducing Readmissions -- Chronic Kidney Disease: Changing the Mean by Changing the Mien -- Asthma: Identifying and Treating High-Risk Patients -- Cardiovascular Disease: Reducing Risk Factors -- Obesity: The Elephant in the Room -- Palliative Care & Hospice: Advancing the Science of Comfort, Affirming the Art of Caring -- Myths and Miscreants -- Improving Care versus Transforming Care -- Translational Research or Industrial Process Improvement: A False Choice -- The Patient Centered Medical Home or System-based Care: Another False Choice -- Preparing Physicians with Optimal Processes and Process Improvement Skills.
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e-Book
Location
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