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Edited by: Verna L. Hendricks-Ferguson, PhD, RN
Designed to be a guide for nurses and other clinicians with
limited or no pediatric clinical experience to plan and provide nursing care to
children during palliative care (diagnosis through end of life). Additionally,
this book is organized to disseminate pediatric nursing knowledge by expert
pediatric clinicians from a variety of clinical settings about the palliative
care support needs of children.
It describes tenets related to recommended communication
practices; addresses concepts related to spiritual
care; discusses theories related to children’s understanding of death, the
palliative care needs of infants receiving care in
the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
You will find discussion of the palliative care needs for children diagnosed with brain tumors with a poor prognosis;
with cystic fibrosis (CF); children diagnosed
with hemophilia; with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); children diagnosed with leukemia and spinal muscular atrophy
(SMA), as well as children that were victims
of traumatic brain injury.
Table of Contents and Sample Pages.
214 pages; soft cover