New hospice nurse, and I need a good resource

  1. I am a new hospice nurse case manager (3 months), and I need some good resources. I know I will learn with experience, but I don't want my current patients to suffer because i don't have any yet! I need to know what symptoms I can expect with the different terminal illnesses and my options for symptom management (pharm and nonpharm). Maybe a textbook would be best, but they are pricey, so I don't want to purchase one without some recommendations.
    Thank you for sharing!
    Wendi
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  3. by   vampiregirl
    Welcome to hospice nursing!

    My go to reference is the Primer of Palliative Care. It isn't inexpensive, but has so much useful info. It's small/ light enough that it goes with me. Primer of Palliative Care, 6th Edition | AAHPM

    If you aren't already a member of HPNA, I would also recommend that. Lots of good info and resources.

    Good luck!

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