Copyright © 2016–2017 Life and Death Matters August 2017 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form, or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information browsing, storage, or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Published by Life and Death Matters, Victoria, BC, Canada Illustrations by Joanne Thomson Editing by Sarah Weber and Ann-Marie Gilbert Design by Greg Glover Disclaimer This book is intended only as a resource of general education on the subject matter. Every effort has been made to en- sure the accuracy of the information it contains; however, there is no guarantee that the information will remain current beyond the date of publication. The information and techniques provided in this book should be used in consultation with qualified medical health professionals and should not be considered a replacement, substitute, or alternative for their guidance, assessment, or treatment. The author and publisher accept no responsibility or liability with respect to any person or entity for loss or damage or any other problem caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by information contained in this book. Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Murray, Katherine, 1957-, author Essentials in hospice and palliative care : a practical resource for every nurse / Katherine Murray, RN, BSN, MA, CHPCN(C), FT. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-926923-11-6 (paperback) 1. Hospice care. 2. Palliative treatment. 3. Hospice nurses. I. Title. RT87.T45M85 2016 616.02’9 C2016-906184-1