Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing is the first text devoted to advanced practice nursing care of the seriously ill and dying. This comprehensive work addresses all aspects of palliative care including physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Chapters include: symptoms common in serious illness, pediatric palliative care, spiritual and existential issues, issues around the role and function of the advanced practice nurse (APN), reimbursement, and nursing leadership on palliative care teams. Each chapter contains case examples and a strong evidence base to support the highest quality of care. The text is written by leaders in the field and includes authors who have pioneered the role of the advanced practice nurse in palliative care. This volume offers advanced practice content and practical resources for clinical practice across all settings of care and encompassing all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics.
"This is a long overdue and much needed book. The editors and authors have done an outstanding job identifying past, present, and future contributions of advanced practice nurses in palliative care. In addition to covering topics such as history and role, the book is an excellent reference for addressing the role of the advanced practice palliative care nurse as it relates to the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care - Clinical Practice Guidelines. This is a must-have for all advanced practice nurses addressing palliative care issues, regardless of their practice setting."
-- Darrell Owens, DNP, MSN, MS (University of Washington Medicine) Doody's Review
This is intended for graduate nursing students, practicing palliative care APRNs, and graduate-prepared advanced practice nurses interested in palliative care, but who work in nonclinical settings such as research, academia, and administration. The book serves as a much needed resource for a broad audience of advanced practice nurses. The editors, as well as many of the authors, are national and international experts in the field of palliative care.