Title Fast Facts for the Hospice Nurse, 2/e
Subtitle A Concise Guide to End-of-Life Care
Author Patricia Moyle Wright
ISBN 9780826164636
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 268
Book size 127 x 203 mm
Publishing year 2021
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Provides comprehensive, current information for addressing the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of hospice patients and their families

Substantially updated and expanded, the second edition of this quick-access reference for hospice nurses continues to deliver the most current information on the clinical and administrative duties of the hospice nurse. It encompasses important regulatory changes and milestones, providing timely information on cultural issues, special communication considerations, and hospice care’s enduring growth.

This resource provides new content on levels of care, assessment and symptom management, and occupational stress, burnout, and self-care. New treatment guidelines and algorithms are included, as are updates on quality measures, the reimbursement schedule, compliance initiatives, and electronic documentation with specific examples.

An indispensable clinical resource, the book is a valuable reference for nurses who are seeking to specialize in hospice, those who work in long-term care settings, post-acute care settings, acute care setting, and those who are seeking to enhance their knowledge of end-of-life care within other specialties.


New to the Second Edition:

  • Includes new regulatory changes/milestones, such as The National Quality Forum New Priorities for Action 2019
  • Provides updated information about levels of care, particularly the Last 7 Days rule from Medicare
  • Covers the use of cannabis, non-pharmacological pain management interventions, care of the dying patient, and post-mortem care
  • New chapters are included on the hospice nurse’s role as case manager, patient discharge, religious and cultural influences on end-of-life care, pain assessment and interventions, wound care, care of the dying patient, and post-mortem care.

Key Features:

  • Reflects key competencies for the hospice nurse as designated by the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
  • Delineates clinical and administrative responsibilities of the hospice nurse
  • Simplifies complex information such as Medicare regulations and compliance
  • Provides screening tools for depression, anxiety, and wound risk
  • Includes the Palliative Performance Scale and the Karnofsky Performance Scale
  • Serves as a concise study resource for certification






Part I: Overview of Hospice

Chapter 1. An Introduction to Hospice and Palliative Care

Chapter 2. History and Evolution of Hospice in the United States

Chapter 3. Hospice Philosophy and the Role of the Nurse

Chapter 4. The Hospice Interdisciplinary Team


Part II: Essentials of Hospice Nursing

Chapter 5. The Hospice Nurse as Case Manager

Chapter 6. Goals of Care Conversations

Chapter 7. Establishing Hospice Eligibility

Chapter 8. Hospice Admission and Levels of Care

Chapter 9. Hospice Patient Discharge

Part III: Spiritual and Cultural Issues

Chapter 10. Spiritual and Existential Suffering at the of Life

Chapter 11. Religious Customs in End-of-Life Care

Chapter 12. Cultural Influences on End-of-Life Care

Chapter 13. Cultural Influences on End-of-Life Communication

Part IV: Physical Symptoms at the End of Life

Chapter 14. End-of-Life Symptoms

Chapter 15. Cannabis & Cannabinoids for End-of-Life Management

Chapter 16. Pain Assessment

Chapter 17. Pharmacological Pain Management

Chapter 18. Non-pharmacological Pain Management

Chapter 19. Pain Management Evaluation

Chapter 20. Wound Care at the End of Life


Part V: Death, Dying, and Bereavement

Chapter 21. Care of the Dying Patient

Chapter 22. Post-mortem Care

Chapter 23. Grief and Bereavement


Part VI: Quality and Compliance In Hospice

Chapter 24. Defining Quality in Hospice

Chapter 25. Monitoring Hospice Quality

Chapter 26. Ensuring Compliance with Hospice Regulations

Chapter 27. Electronic Documentation in Hospice


Part VII: Occupational Stress In Hospice Nursing

Chapter 28. Sources of Occupational Stress in Hospice Nursing

Chapter 29. Consequences of Occupational Stress

Chapter 30. Addressing Occupational Stress

Chapter 31. Self-Care for Hospice Nurses


About the Editor:

Patricia Moyle Wright, PhD, CRNP, CNS, CHPN, CNE, has worked in hospice and palliative care for more than 20 years, beginning as a nursing assistant, later as a registered nurse, and now as a family nurse practitioner. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Misericordia University, Dallas, Pennsylvania, and a PhD in nursing from Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Wright is a board-certified adult health clinical nurse specialist and family nurse practitioner. She is also a certified hospice and palliative nurse (CHPN) and a certified nurse educator (CNE).

Dr. Wright is an associate professor in the department of nursing at The University of Scranton. She teaches a number of graduate and undergraduate courses, including a course on end-of-life care. Dr. Wright has published numerous articles and book chapters on end-of-life issues, including grief and bereavement. Her most recent work is a coedited book, Perinatal and Pediatric Bereavement in Nursing and Other Health Professions (Springer Publishing), winner of an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award.

Target Audience:

The book is for hospice nurses.


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