This scholarly book enables health care professionals to appropriately address hospice patientsand familiesconcerns about nutrition and hydration. Nutrition and Hydration in Hospice Care is a comprehensive resource that provides hands-on practical information that readers can use in everyday hospice practice. The chapters identify problems, solutions, and ethical issues of nutrition and hydration in hospice care.The contributing authors provide the way for health care professionals, especially those in nursing, dietary, and pharmacy units, to jointly and effectively manage troublesome symptoms and ethical issues. The following topics are included in the scope of coverage:nutrition/hydration needs during end-stage diseasenursing and dietary roles in identifying nutrition/hydration problems and implementing treatmenthow needs of dying children and adults are differentlegal and ethical dilemmas of withholding or withdrawing nutrition and hydrationappropriate and inappropriate uses of enteral and parenteral nutrition support during end-stage diseasesfood service considerations in inpatient hospice facilitiesappetite stimulant use in palliative careBecause Nutrition and Hydration in Hospice Care is comprehensive, all members of hospice staffs can find practical information to use each day. The authors cover issues not found in other books for nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and physicians. They will find the information ready to apply at their work settings.
Nutrition and Hydration in Hospice Care
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