The fifth edition of this seminal reference and text in palliative care nursing helps the practitioner and student offer comprehensive, targeted interventions responsive to the needs of palliative and hospice patients and families.
Based on the best level of evidence available, reference to clinical practice guidelines, and palliative care order sets to address critical symptoms, the knowledge presented in this edition supports compassionate, timely, appropriate and cost-effective care to achieve quality health outcomes for diverse palliative care populations across the illness trajectory.
Noteworthy features of the new edition include broadening population health management by helping the reader to identify patterns and connections within and across population and utilize information to respond to the needs of populations. This strategy allows the reader to apply strategies that are consistent with IHI's Triple Aim that includes Improving the patient experience of care, Improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of health care.
Every Chapter in Sections 1, 2, and 3 includes an Evidence Based Box with a current study including a commentary written by someone from a discipline other than nursing or by an interdisciplinary team.
• Marianne Matzo, PhD, APRN-CNP, AOCNP, FPCN, FAAN is Director of Research at the Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association (HPNA), and is Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, at University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. She also works as a Nurse Practitioner in Hematology/Oncology at the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City. A prolific researcher/ educator and experienced clinician, Dr. Matzo has presented educational programs regionally, nationally and internationally on many topics related to care of the dying person, gerontological nursing and curriculum development. She has authored four books, including two published by Springer Publishing, as well as numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles for leading journals in these specialties.
• Deborah Witt Sherman, PhD, ARNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FAAN is Professor with Tenure at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Florida International University where she had previously served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She also works as a Palliative Care Practitioner at Seasons Hospice and Miami Jewish Health System. Dr. Sherman's background in critical care nursing, hospice nursing, her certification as an adult nurse practitioner, as well as her research focus on populations with life threatening and terminal illness, are foundational to her expertise and commitment to palliative care. She serves on several notable editorial and advisory boards and has led the initiative to develop the Scope and Standards for Advance Practice Palliative Care Nursing approved by the ANA.