This book is a perfect blend of compassion and competence that addresses the core values of care, the interdisciplinary team, self-care of staff, and the needs of an aging society.
Betty Ferrell, PhD, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN
Professor and Director, Nursing Research, City of Hope
Principal Investigator, End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium
A must-read for all hospice providers. It is a comprehensive overview of the core elements required to practice effectively, compliantly, safely, and compassionately. An indispensable addition to all hospice libraries.
Kim Corral, MA Ed, BSN, RN, COS-C
Director of Corporate Compliance, Quality and Education
Bridge Home Health and Hospice
I have utilized Tina Marrelli's home health and hospice handbooks to support training new clinical staff and students for decades and consider these resources to be the gold standard.”
Kimberly Skehan, MSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C
Vice President of Accreditation
Community Health Accreditation Partner
Hospice & Palliative Care Handbook, Fourth Edition, offers updated coverage of all aspects of hospice and palliative care for the entire healthcare team who provide important care while meeting difficult multilevel regulations. This edition includes examples and strategies covering key topics related to standards, guidelines, goals, and effective care planning.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Prologue: Hospice and Covid-19: A Pandemic
- Part 1: Hospice Care: An Overview of Quality and Compassionate Care
- Part 2: Documentation: An Important Driver for Care and Coverage
- Part 3: Planning, Managing, and Coordinating Hospice Care
- Part 4: Hospice Diagnoses and Guidelines for Care
- Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias Care
- Bedbound, Coma, and Skin Care
- Cancer Care
- Cardiac and Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke) Care
- Frailty and Geriatric Care
- Liver Disease Care
- Neurological Disease Care
- Pediatric Care: A Very Special Patient Population
- Pulmonary Care
- Renal Disease Care
- Skin and Wound Care
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
TINA. M. MARRELLI, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN, is the author of over 10 award-winning books. She is an international consultant specializing in home care and hospice and is the President of Marrelli & Associates, Inc., a publishing and consulting firm working in healthcare and technology for over 25 years.
JENNIFER KENNEDY, EdD, BSN, RN, CHC, is the Vice President for Quality, Standards, and Compliance at Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) and is a nationally recognized hospice expert. She has more than 35 years of experience as a leader and nurse in diverse healthcare settings and has worked in hospice and palliative care for more than 25 years.