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Clinical Interventions, Economic Impact, and Palliative Care

Patrick J. Coyne, Thomas J. Smith and Laurie J. Lyckholm.

in Structure and Processes of Care

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing Studies; Radiation Oncology. 5960 words.

One of the benefits of palliative care often cited is the potential for cost savings, especially when such care is delivered in costly settings, such as inpatient hospital and intensive...

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Home Care and Hospice Care

Marilyn Bookbinder and Romina Arceo.

in Structure and Processes of Care

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing Studies; Radiation Oncology. 4099 words.

Hospice care began in the 1970s and has served as the model for interdisciplinary end-of-life care addressing physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Hospice was originally...

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Hospital-Based Palliative Care

Patricia Maani-Fogelman and Marie Bakitas.

in Structure and Processes of Care

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing Studies; Radiation Oncology. 11031 words.

Hospital-based palliative care has built on the legacy of hospice to extend this patient-centered care into hospital settings. Palliative care teams have developed to provide primary...

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The Intensive Care Unit

Jennifer McAdam and Kathleen Puntillo.

in Structure and Processes of Care

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing Studies; Radiation Oncology. 8945 words.

The intensive care unit (ICU) environment has represented one of the areas of greatest need for palliative care services, yet also one of the most challenging. The culture of the ICU, with...

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Long-Term Care: Focus on Nursing Homes

Joan G. Carpenter and Mary Ersek.

in Structure and Processes of Care

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing Studies; Radiation Oncology. 4279 words.

Elderly people represent the majority of patients affected by many serious and life-threatening illnesses. Population shifts have created an unprecedented demand for new models of...

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National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care

Constance Dahlin.

in Structure and Processes of Care

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing Studies; Radiation Oncology. 3990 words.

The field of palliative care is evolving rapidly as the health care system responds to a burdened economy and aging society. Palliative care provides an opportunity to meet the needs of...

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Palliative Care Nursing in the Outpatient Setting

Pamela Stitzlein Davies.

in Structure and Processes of Care

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing Studies; Radiation Oncology. 12169 words.

The most recent area of expansion for palliative care has been the outpatient setting. Hospice in home care settings sets the foundations for the expansion into hospital settings and...

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