Chapter 1. Care of the Dying Patient: A Guide for Nurses

  1. Philip Jevon RGN, BSc (Hons), PGCE, DiPSiN Resuscitation Officer Honorary Clinical Lecturer
  1. Dan Higgins RGN Senior Charge Nurse Consultant Honorory Lecturer Visiting Clinical Lecturer1,2,3

Published Online: 19 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315271.ch1

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses

How to Cite

Higgins, D. (2009) Care of the Dying Patient: A Guide for Nurses, in Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses (ed P. Jevon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315271.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Critical Care, Wellcome Building Critical Care, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, UK

  2. 2

    Resuscitation Services UK Ltd, UK

  3. 3

    University of Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405183390

Online ISBN: 9781444315271

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Keywords:

  • care of dying patient - guide for nurses;
  • care needs of patients and relatives, regardless of environment, cause or pathway;
  • Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) for dying patient;
  • Gold Standards Framework - care of people with advanced, progressive, incurable illness;
  • Preferred Priorities for Care (PPC) - patient-held ambulatory document;
  • determining death using neurological criteria;
  • role of palliative specialists in caring for dying patients;
  • key components of nursing care in nursing the dying;
  • symptom control and management of unwanted side effects in the dying;
  • support organisation and their role in caring for the dying

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Defining Death and Dying

  • Multidisciplinary and Multi-Agency Approach in Caring for the Dying Patient

  • Frameworks for Care of the Dying Patient

  • Symptom Control and the Management of Unwanted side Effects in the Care of the Dying Patient

  • Psychological, Social and Spiritual Care of the Dying Patient

  • Withdrawal of Medical Treatment

  • Organ Donation

  • The Role of Palliative Specialists in Caring for the Dying Patient

  • Support Organisationsrole of the Hospice in the Care of the Dying Patient

  • Conclusion

  • References