Fast Facts for the Hospice Nurse

Fast Facts for the Hospice Nurse

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An on-the-go reference for hospice nurses and those interested in end-of-life care, this practical guide covers the essential elements in the compassionate and holistic care of terminally ill patients and their families. Nurses care for patients facing end-of-life issues in every practice specialty and, as the U.S. population continues to age, the need for proficiency in end-of-life skills will become increasingly important. Fast Facts for the Hospice Nurse: A Concise Guide to End-of-Life Care is an invaluable resource that provides emotional, administrative, and palliative support, whether in a hospice, long-term care facility, or acute care setting. This vital go-to text clearly and concisely lays out not only how to care for patients facing end-of-life issues, but also how to engage in self-care and cope with occupational stress. Beginning with an overview of hospice care, including its history and philosophy, this book offers a timeline of the growth of the hospice movement in the United States. Subsequent sections include up-to-date information on the clinical responsibilities of the hospice nurse in addressing the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their families in a culturally sensitive way. This book also outlines the administrative duties of the hospice nurse, including hospice documentation, a review of hospice regulations, and quality management. The closing section focuses on occupational stress in hospice nursing and how to engage in self-care. This text can serve as a useful clinical resource and also as a reference for nurses seeking hospice certification from the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center. Key Features Organized within the context of the scope and standards of practice of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. Addresses key points about issues unique to hospice nursing and highlights evidence-based interventions Addresses important Medicare regulations and reimbursement Offers numerous clinical resources to assist with hospice nursing practice Serves as a concise study resource for hospice nursing certificationServices (2015b), to receive this benefit, patients must be eligible for Medicare Part A and: a–ia–i Accept hospice care instead of curative treatments ... Answer: Patients and their families can go to Medicare.gov and search for a€œhospicea€ in the search bar. ... A score of 1 indicates no impairment; 2 to 5 indicates mild to moderate impairment; 6 to 7 indicates moderately severe to severe impairment Table 6.1anbsp;...


Title:Fast Facts for the Hospice Nurse
Author: Patricia Moyle Wright, PhD, CRNP, ACNS-BC
Publisher:Springer Publishing Company - 2017-01-28
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