End-of-Life Care: Ethical Issues, Practices and Challenges

Maria Rossi (Editor)
Luiz Ortiz (Editor)

Series: Health Care Issues, Costs and Access
BISAC: HEA028000



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Human death is a mystery. Although scientists have identified the criteria, states, and signs of biological death, undoubtedly the issues of dying and death have a wider meaning. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the ethical issues, practices and challenges of end-of-life care.

Topics discussed include the challenges in heart failure and end-of-life care; a spiritual perspective of end-of-life experiences; a veterinary oncologist’s interprofessional crossover perspective of euthanasia for terminal patients; diabetes and end-of-life care; helping families to cope after the death of a loved one; multidimensional aspects of nursing care for dying patients; spirituality at the end-of-life; challenges of promoting end-of-life care in residential care homes in Hong Kong; and the current situation and challenges of home end-of-life care for the elderly in Japan. (Imprint: Nova)


End-of-Life Care: Ethical Issues, Practices and Challenges in Heart Failure
(Anna Steel, Ameet Bakhai, Department of Cardiology, Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, Barnet, Herts, UK)

End-of-Life Experiences: A Spiritual Perspective
(Peter Fenwick, Maudsley Hospital, London, UK, and others)

Expert Commentary:
Are Veterinarians Kinder than Physicians at End of Life? Is Pawspice Kinder than Hospice?: A Veterinary Oncologist's Interprofessional Crossover Perspective of Euthanasia for Terminal Patients
(Alice Villalobos, The Society for Veterinary Medial Ethics and The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Pawspice and Animal Oncology Consultation Service, Hermosa Beach & Woodland Hills, California, USA)

Diabetes and End-of-Life Care: Ethical Issues, Practices and Challenges
(Trisha Dunning, Chair in Nursing and Director Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Research Deakin University and Barwon Health, Geelong, Australia)

After the Death of a Loved One: Helping Families to Cope
(Beatriz Gil-Juliá, Rafael Ballester-Arnal, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universitat Jaume I de Castellón, Spain)

Care for Dying Patients: Multidimensional Aspects of Nursing Care
(Ma³gorzata Pasek, Gra¿yna Osuch-Pêcak, Maciej Krajewski, Centre of Oncology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Institute, Cracow Division, Poland, and others)

Spirituality at the End-of-Life
(Beatriz Gil-Juliá, Rafael Ballester-Arnal, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universitat Jaume I de Castellón, Spain)

Challenges of Promoting End-of-Life Care in Residential Care Homes in Hong Kong
(Helen Y.L. Chan, Samantha M.C. Pang, Edward M.F. Leung, The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and others)

Short Communication:
Current Situation and Challenges of Home End-of-Life Care for the Elderly in Japan: A Qualitative Research from the Point of View of Non-Nurse Care Managers
(Yoshihisa Hirakawa, Takaya Kimata, Kazumasa Uemura, Nagoya Univ. Hospital, Japan)


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