by Linda Norlander —
This is an award-winning handbook for nurses on how to care for patients at the end of life.
This fully revised and updated edition is a practical guide to understanding the needs of both patients and families and the important roles nurses play in addressing those needs.
Norlander provides a practical framework that differentiates end-of-life nursing in terms of skilled clinician, advocate and guide.
The book includes educating your patients, their families and yourself about illnesses; guiding patients and families through the stages of dementia; conducting pain assessments; advocating for the needs of patients and families; assessing and engaging when death is near; and understanding the specific needs of a dying child.
$34.95 — Sigma Theta Tau International, 550 W. North St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 33, Number 6, December 2014/January 2015.