Chapter One: Nursing Care at the End-of-Life: Introductory Concepts
Chapter Two: Legal Issues
Chapter Three: Ethical Issues
Chapter Four: Symptom Management: Pain at the End of Life
Chapter Five: Symptom Management: Non Pain Symtomatology at the End of Life
Chapter Six: Hydration and Nutrition at the End of Life
Chapter Seven: Caring for End-of-Life Patients Across the Life Span
Chapter Eight: Communications
Chapter Nine: Psychosocial Considerations
Chapter Ten: Cultural and Spiritual Care at the End of Life
Chapter Eleven: Care for the Caregiver
Pretest: Each chapter begins with an NCLEX-style pretest that determines the students' prior knowledge of the subject and alerts them to areas of knowledge that they should focus on.
Glossary: important terms that will be introduced are presented at the beginnings of the chapters.
Section Reviews: At the end of each section, the student can complete an NCLEX-style review.
Case Studies: Throughout the chapters and concluding at the end of the chapter, the case studies allow the student to put a human face on the chapter content.
Chapter Summaries: Core content from the chapter is summarized in bulleted format.