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Compendium of Treatment of End Stage Non-Cancer Diagnoses: Hepatic, 2nd Edition
© 2012

HPNA Members:  $25.00
Non-HPNA Members:  $35.00

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS (except Canada) must contact HPNA Fulfillment (412-741-1892) for shipment quotes.

ISBN-13: 978-1-934654-29-3

Written by>/i> Barton T. Bobb, BSN, MSN, FNP, BC, ACHPN®

Compendium Editor: Patrick J. Coyne, MSN, APRN, ACHPN®, ACNS-BC, FAAN, FPCN 

The Compendium is a series of seven books designed to serve a resource in constructing an appropriate plan of care for individuals and their families experiencing these diseases. These modules examine the incidence of each disease process, the pathophysiology of the illness, appropriate assessment techniques and treatments as the disease progresses. The modules further define the psycho-social implications. The modules specifically question the potential ethical, economic and research implications as related to each specific disease process.


Liver disease is classified as acute or chronic; mild or severe; and reversible or irreversible. The term chronic hepatic disease is often used synonymously with the terms cirrhosis, liver failure, chronic liver disease, or end stage liver disease. All of these terms are correct in that they refer to liver disease that is chronic and life-limiting. Chronic hepatic disease is a terminal illness for which the only curative treatment is liver transplantation. Because advanced cirrhosis is a life-limiting illness, all treatments options other than transplantation are palliative. Depending on the stage of the disease, some of the clinical manifestations listed are responsive to treatment. As with any palliative treatment, goals of care, benefits and burdens of treatment, and prognosis, must be addressed with the patient and/or family prior to implementation.

Compendium of Treatment of End Stage Non-Cancer Diagnoses: Hepatic is available alone or in a collection of other six-second editions (i.e., Dementia, Heart Failure, HIV/AIDS, Neurological Diseases and Trauma, Pulmonary, Renal) bound in one book.

Table of Contents and Sample Pages (pdf file)

26 pages