Recommended Reading for Hospice Nurses - page 2

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I am completely new to hospice nursing. Would some of you extend yourselves to forming a recommended reading list? I would be very appreciative:wavey: . -Deanna Oh, and can we make it a sticky?... Read More


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    a very helpful artical helps staff deal with difficult questions
    RESPONDING TO DESIRE TO DIE STATEMENTS FROM PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED DISEASE:RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS. in the Palliative Medicine 2006:20:703-710 Peter L Hudson et al (its a journal)
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    good resources! also i am interested to know more about. if you have some links or any kind of other resources please share them. i really would like to learn more about this nursing care specialty.
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    I especially like the Fast Facts at this website. You will find one about almost every aspect of symptom management as well as about a number of ethical issues:

    http://www.eperc.mcw.edu/
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    To reconnect back to pt involved death journey. (Not just meds, meds meds) Read early Ram Dass.
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    There is a red book at the office called Symptom control in Hospice & Palliative care. IT's $35 online at www.hospiceworld.org under the bookshop. Worth the money...most books i've found on amazon have more to do with reimbursement and the like, which is important if we want to get paid; but I want to know what the standard of practice is in the hospice setting.
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    I have been a hospice nurse for 15 years and agree with many of the psot on crossing the creek and final gifts as good information to read. Another good pamplhelt is Gone from my sight by Barbara Karnes. You can also get alot of imformation from the NHCPO web site. www.nhcpo.org.
    Hope this helps
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    Quote from kokobean
    I have been a hospice nurse for 15 years and agree with many of the psot on crossing the creek and final gifts as good information to read. Another good pamplhelt is Gone from my sight by Barbara Karnes. You can also get alot of imformation from the NHCPO web site. www.nhcpo.org.
    Hope this helps

    Thanks Kokobean! It's actually www.nhpco.org. :wink2: (ya had the "p" and "c" switched). Good site.
    ~Robin-a newbie in hospice and a newbie poster here
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    I'm in the middle of Last Rights: Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System by Stephen P. Kiernan. An excellent and eye opening book.
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    All suggestions are great....but we forgot the original "Bible" of Hospice.....On Death and Dying by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
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    I did not see any mention of Ira Byock's books in this post but may have missed it. His "Dying Well" book was as impactful to me as "Final Gifts". There is an audio discussion and download of the "Dying Well" book that is a great resource for learning on the road. I burn the sessions to CD and listen between visits. Dr. Byock is strong in the political advancement of hospice services but his DW book gave a perspective from a son, a doctor, and a friend. He has written quite a few resources articles that I use consistently in marketing hospice services.
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