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Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Resource for Nursing Assistants - Textbook

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This book was written specifically for nursing assistants—you! It will warmly engage you and provide you with the essential tools and knowledge to respond to the needs of the dying and their families.

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This book was written specifically for nursing assistants—you! It will warmly engage you and provide you with the essential tools and knowledge to respond to the needs of the dying and their families. Filled with practical strategies, stories of caregiving, and real-life scenarios, Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care will increase your confidence, competence, and comfort in providing compassionate care for the dying. In reading this book, you will learn the importance of:

  • Integrating a palliative approach into the care of people with any life-threatening disease, early in the
    disease process, across all care settings
  • Reflecting, developing self-awareness, and maintaining therapeutic boundaries
  • Communicating, and how to open doors to conversations and avoid roadblocks

You will also learn about:

  • Common symptoms of dying, and tools to help you gather information and provide comfort measures
  • Psycho-social needs, and how to create a nurturing place and respond in difficult situations
  • Last days and hours, and strategies to use in caring for the dying person and family
  • Self-care and compassion fatigue, and ways to care for yourself
  • The health care team, and strategies for advocating and good communication practices

New, as well as experienced caregivers, will benefit from reading Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care, as we learn
new ways together to prepare to care for the coming tsunami of dying in the 21st century.

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What the experts are saying:

“What a valuable resource Kath Murray has provided. So easy to read and follow. What a wonderful teaching
tool this is. It is so accurate in portraying what I, as a Hospice CNA, deal with every day. I love, love, love it”!

— Amanda Dunnem, Hospice CNA / Hospice At Home / NHPCO
National Council for Hospice and Palliative Professionals
Certified Nursing Assistant Section Leader

“… a gift to all who work with or hope to work with individuals at the end of life… filled with the critical, clinical information that caregivers need. … a great refresher. An opportunity to learn again through Kath’s words and to see through her wise eyes.”

— Lynne Tobin, M.Ed., MA, LPC

“This book is a significant resource for both employers and nursing assistants themselves. Nursing Assistants are often the eyes and ears of the hospice and palliative care teams. In addition to their important role in providing physical care, they often support patients and families through the dying process. This resource is a must have for all hospice and palliative care managers and care providers.”

– J. Donald Schumacher, PsyD
President and CEO
National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (U.S.)

“This new book is practical, purposeful, relevant, and relatable—a must-read.”

— Marlene Lee, MA Thanatology
Author of The Hero in My Pocket

“An essential and invaluable tool for Nursing Assistants, Hospice Aides, social service workers and their supervisors, full of useful, needed information covering every aspect of the dying process.”

— Kenneth J.Doka, PhD / Author / Professor, The College of New Rochelle
Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America

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Weight 1.726 lbs

4 reviews for Essentials in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Resource for Nursing Assistants – Textbook

  1. Kenneth J. Doka

    Katherine Murray’s Integrating a Palliative Approach: Essentials for Personal Support Workers will be an essential and invaluable tool for personal service workers and their supervisors. It is full of useful–needed information covering every aspect of the dying process. It has a wonderful sensitivity to all involved in the dying process – patients, family members, children — and, of course, PSWs. And it is all presented in a clear and readable style.

    – Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, Professor, The College of New Rochelle
    Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America

  2. Amanda Dunnem

    What a valuable resource Kath Murray has provided. So easy to read and follow. What a wonderful teaching tool this is. It is so accurate in portraying what I as a Hospice CNA deal with everyday. I love, love, love it!

    – Amanda Dunnem, Hospice CNA
    Hospice At Home
    National Hospice Palliative Care Organization – National Council for Hospice and Palliative Professionals – Certified Nursing Assistant Section Leader

  3. J. Donald Schumacher

    This book is a significant resource for both employers and nursing assistants themselves. Nursing Assistants are often the eyes and ears of the hospice and palliative care teams. In addition to their important role in providing physical care, they often support patients and families through the dying process. This resource is a must have for all hospice and palliative care managers and care providers.

    – J. Donald Schumacher, PsyD, President and CEO
    National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

  4. Amanda Dunnem, Hospice CNA / Hospice At Home / NHPCO National Council for Hospice and Palliative Professionals Certified Nursing Assistant Section Leader

    “What a valuable resource Kath Murray has provided. So easy to read and follow. What a wonderful teaching
    tool this is. It is so accurate in portraying what I, as a Hospice CNA, deal with every day. I love, love, love it”!

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