Palliative Care

Author: Diane E. Meier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118039649
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Palliative Care is the first book to provide a comprehensive understanding of the new field that is transforming the way Americans deal with serious illness. Diane E. Meier, M.D., one of the field's leaders and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius award" in 2009, opens the volume with a sweeping overview of the field. In her essay, Dr. Meier examines the roots of palliative care, explores the key legal and ethical issues, discusses the development of palliative care, and presents ideas on policies that can improve access to palliative care. Dr. Meier's essay is followed by reprints of twenty-five of the most important articles in the field. They range from classic pieces by some of the field's pioneers, such as Eric Cassel, Balfour Mount, and Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, to influential newer articles on topics such as caregiving and cost savings of palliative care. The reprints cover a wide range of topics including: Why the care of the seriously ill is so important Efforts to cope with advanced illness Legal and ethical issues Pain management Cross-cultural issues Philosophical perspective The demand for palliative care has been nothing short of stunning—largely because of palliative care's positive impact on both the quality and the cost of care provided to seriously ill individuals. By providing a wide-ranging perspective on this growing field, this book will serve as a guide for developing meaningful approaches that will lead to better health care for all Americans.

To Improve Health and Health Care

Author: Stephen L. Isaacs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470922281
Format: PDF
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Praise for previous volumes of To Improve Health and Health Care: "The particular strength of the book is the critical nature of the articles. These are not glossy renditions of the good deeds of the foundation; rather they examine in depth both what went right and what went wrong with the projects the foundation sponsored. Anyone with an interest in improving health care in America will want to know what can be done, and perhaps even more importantly, what cannot be done even by an independent institution with substantial resources to invest in new ideas." -- Jeremy Holtzman, MD MS, University of Minnesota Medical School, Doody Publishing (2002). "This is a useful guide to both the grant seeker and the planner of similar projects who address health and healthcare needs in communities." -- Ann H. Cary, PhD, MPH, RN, George Mason University, (Doody Publishing, 1999.) Since 1972, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. To further its mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation strives to foster innovation, develop ideas, disseminate information, and enable committed people to devote their energies to improving the nation's well-being. As part of the Foundation's efforts to inform the public, To Improve Health and Health Care, the on-going anthology of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides an in-depth look into the programs it funds. Written for policy makers and practitioners, as well as interested members of the public, the series offers valuable lessons for leaders and educators developing plans for the coming years. This volume of the anthology covers Improving Quality of Care, Vulnerable Populations, Combating Substance Abuse, and other areas of concern

To Improve Health and Health Care Volume X

Author: Stephen L. Isaacs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787994099
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Since 1972, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. To further its mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation strives to foster innovation, develop ideas, disseminate information, and enable committed people to devote their energies to improving the nation's well-being. As part of the Foundation's efforts to inform the public, To Improve Health and Health Care, the tenth volume in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology series, provides an in-depth look into the programs it funds. Written for policymakers and practitioners, as well as interested members of the public, the series offers valuable lessons for leaders and educators developing plans for the coming years.

To Improve Health and Health Care

Author: Stephen L. Isaacs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470615256
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Since 1972, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nationÕs largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. Their premier annual review of public health and health care research, To Improve Health and Health Care Vol. XIII: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As part of the FoundationÕs efforts to inform the public, this volume provides an in-depth look into the programs it funds. The series offers leaders educators, policy makers, and practitioners with valuable lessons for years to come.

To Improve Health and Health Care 1997

Author: Stephen L. Isaacs
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787909093
Format: PDF, Kindle
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At the Frontlines of Health Research Since 1972, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. The Foundation is dedicated to educating the public about health care innovation through findings from the projects it supports. This book, the first in a new series, offers you an in-depth look at programs funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Written for health care professionals and interested members of the public, the series will provide useful lessons to leaders and educators as they develop plans and policies for the next century. The cases discussed here illustrate how the Foundation is tackling some of today's key health care issues, and focuses specificly on three areas of concern--access to care, changes in the health care system, and improving conditions for vulnerable groups. This volume focues on: The media and managed care Medical malpractice Measuring access to care Programs for homeless families Immunization services for children Improving health policy at the state level Shaping the health care workforce Chronic care services Death and dying Physicians and the uninsured Sexual behavior and AIDS

Dying Well

Author: Ira Byock
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781573226578
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Explores the important emotional work accomplished in the final months of life and offers advice on dealing with doctors, talking with friends and relatives, and mananging end-of-life care

Handbook of Clinical Nursing Research

Author: Ada Sue Hinshaw
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 080395784X
Format: PDF
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This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.

To Improve Health and Health Care Volume XVI

Author: Stephen L. Isaacs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119000807
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The RWJF's biannual update on the latest developments in U.S. health care To Improve Health and Health Care is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's biannual anthology, focusing on the pressing health and health care issues facing the country. This volume covers some of the most important topics in public health, preventative medicine, and health services. Readers will find an in-depth look into the programs funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, providing policy makers, practitioners, and interested members of the public a valuable perspective to inform strategy for the coming years. As part of the Foundation's efforts to inform the public, this ongoing anthology of the RWJF provides an update on the latest developments and advances taking place in the field of health, bringing readers up to speed on where we are, and where we still need to go. Understand the new developments in reducing childhood obesity Examine innovations in health care delivery Learn how RWJF programs are making a difference to patients and providers Since 1972, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. To further its mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation strives to foster innovation, develop ideas, disseminate information, and enable committed people to devote their energies to improving the nation's well-being. To Improve Health and Health Care describes the latest outcomes and progress, for a complete overview of the American health care system.

Approaching Death

Author: Committee on Care at the End of Life
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309518253
Format: PDF, ePub
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When the end of life makes its inevitable appearance, people should be able to expect reliable, humane, and effective caregiving. Yet too many dying people suffer unnecessarily. While an "overtreated" dying is feared, untreated pain or emotional abandonment are equally frightening. Approaching Death reflects a wide-ranging effort to understand what we know about care at the end of life, what we have yet to learn, and what we know but do not adequately apply. It seeks to build understanding of what constitutes good care for the dying and offers recommendations to decisionmakers that address specific barriers to achieving good care. This volume offers a profile of when, where, and how Americans die. It examines the dimensions of caring at the end of life: Determining diagnosis and prognosis and communicating these to patient and family. Establishing clinical and personal goals. Matching physical, psychological, spiritual, and practical care strategies to the patient's values and circumstances. Approaching Death considers the dying experience in hospitals, nursing homes, and other settings and the role of interdisciplinary teams and managed care. It offers perspectives on quality measurement and improvement, the role of practice guidelines, cost concerns, and legal issues such as assisted suicide. The book proposes how health professionals can become better prepared to care well for those who are dying and to understand that these are not patients for whom "nothing can be done."

Tobacco Control Policy

Author: Kenneth E. Warner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 078798745X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Required reading for anyone wishing to be conversant with tobaccocontrol policy, the book is edited by Kenneth E. Warner—deanof the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan and aleading tobacco policy researcher—who leads with an overviewof the field. Warner’s overview is supported byreprints of some of the field’s most significant articles,written by leading scholars and practitioners. The topics discussedare: Taxation and Price Clean Indoor Air Laws Advertising, Ad Bans, and Counteradvertising Possession, Use, and Purchase (PUP) Laws and Sales toMinors Cessation Policy Comprehensive State Laws