DescriptionThis book provides an up to date reference for healthcare professionals working in palliative care. It provides an overview of resuscitation in palliative care, and then looks at guidelines, decision making, including patient and family in the decision making process and the law and ethics of resuscitation. Written in an easily understandable and absorbable manner, it brings to light the difficulties which may be involved in palliative care, and reinforces the importance of correct decision making and communication is in this field.
LIST OF TABLES: table one: Table comparing quoted success rates of studies on CPR:.
CHAPTER ONE: The history of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
CHAPTER TWO: CPR versus active treatment in palliative care.
CHAPTER THREE: Resuscitation guidelines, resuscitation success and futility, and medical paternalism in resuscitation decisions.
CHAPTER FOUR Cultural and Religious Influences, including the ‘sick role’, on healthcare and resuscitation decisions.
CHAPTR FIVE the role of the nurse, and the nurse-doctor-patient relationship in resuscitation decisions.
CHAPTER SIX Making resuscitation decisions: involving the patient and their family carers.
CHAPTER SEVEN Hope in patients who are palliative and have had a DNAR order made.
CHAPTER EIGHT The Law and Ethics surrounding resuscitation.
CHAPTER NINE Resuscitation in the community.
CHAPTER TEN The future of resuscitation.
SUGGESTED FURTHER READING.
REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY.