Table of Contents

Concepts in palliative care.
Essential communication skills.
Ethical considerations.
Legal considerations.
Evidence-based care.
Palliative drug therapy.
Psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural care.
Patients with cancer.
Patients with heart failure.
Patients with neurologic disease.
Patients with pulmonary disease.
Patients with renal disease.
Care of a dying child.
Family and caregiver care.
Support systems.
When death nears.
Bereavement care.
Issues in acute care settings.
Documenting care.
Living with dying.