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Title Improving care for the end of life : a sourcebook for health care managers and clinicians / Joanne Lynn ... [and others] ; foreword by Donald M. Berwick
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  362.175 Lyn/Icf 2008  AVAILABLE
 MELB  362.175 Lyn/Icf 2008  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 447 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction: continuous quality improvement for better end-of-life care -- How to make improvement happen -- Preventing, assessing and treating pain -- Managing dyspnea and ventilator withdrawal -- Beyond the living will: advance care planning for all stages of health and disease -- Supporting people in difficult times: relationships, spirituality, and bereavement -- Continuity of care: improving transitions, continuity, and coordination of care in the health care system -- Caring for caregivers: helping staff to provide good care -- Hospital-based palliative care consults and units -- Law , policy, and finance -- Alzheimer's and other dementias: opportunities to honor life -- Opportunites to improve care for cancer patients -- Offering end-of-life services to patients with advanced heart or lung failure -- Depression and delirium -- Conclusion: getting started
Summary "Improving Care for the End of Life provides expert guidance on how to make significant improvements now, at all levels of the health care system - from the bedside and the hospital to the health care policy and legislative arenas - by using the rapid cycle approach to change. The ideas are proven, and the stories of teams that have put them to use will inspire and enlighten."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "The Institute for Healthcare Improvement."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-435) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Terminal care.
Palliative treatment.
Terminal Care -- organization & administration.
Palliative Care -- organization & administration.
Patient-Centered Care -- organization & administration.
Terminal Care.
Palliative Care.
Patient-Centered Care.
Terminal Care -- organization & administration.
Patient-Centered Care -- organization & administration.
Palliative Care -- organization & administration.
Author Lynn, Joanne, 1951-
Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
LC no. 2006036855
ISBN 9780195310429 cloth alkaline paper
019531042X cloth alkaline paper