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Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals: Principles and Practice

Editat de Amir Shanan , Tamara Shearer , Jessica Pierce
en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 07 Apr 2017

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Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals: Principles and Practice offers the first comprehensive reference to veterinary hospice and palliative care. This complete guide to caring for sick and dying animals provides both a thorough understanding of the core concepts of the field and a practical resource for providing high–quality service. The book covers the history and philosophy of hospice care, comparisons with human hospice, palliative care recommended practices, information about supporting pet owners, and recommended business practices.
Taking an interdisciplinary team approach to the topic, the book is written and edited by experts in hospice and palliative care, with backgrounds in clinical work, veterinary nursing, human mental health, bioethics, animal behavior, and thanatology. A companion website offers client handouts for use in practice. Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals is an essential purchase for any veterinarian offering hospice and palliative care services.
Key features
  • Presents the first thorough resource to providing veterinary hospice and palliative care
  • Offers practical guidance and best practices for caring for sick and dying animals
  • Provides an interdisciplinary team approach, from a variety of different perspectives
  • Gives concrete advice for easing pets more gently through their final stage of life
  • Includes access to a companion website with client education handouts to use in practice

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781119036661
ISBN-10: 1119036666
Pagini: 352
Dimensiuni: 192 x 246 x 16 mm
Greutate: 0.76 kg
Editura: Wiley
Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States

Public țintă

Veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary and veterinary technology educators and students, as well as other members of animal hospice and palliative care teams, researchers and educators in the field of human–animal studies, providers of human hospice, scholars in bioethics and thanatology, and others deeply concerned about the well–being of companion animals

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This is a hot topic that appeals to general veterinarians, and therefore may appeal to any general veterinary company, such as Zoetis, Merial, Purina, Merck, Banfield, VCA, Hill s, Elanco, Bayer, Virbac, CEVA, Royal Canin, and 3M.
 

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Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals: Principles and Practice offers the first comprehensive reference to veterinary hospice and palliative care. This complete guide to caring for sick and dying animals provides both a thorough understanding of the core concepts of the field and a practical resource for providing high–quality service. The book covers the history and philosophy of hospice care, comparisons with human hospice, palliative care recommended practices, information about supporting pet owners, and recommended business practices.
Taking an interdisciplinary team approach to the topic, the book is written and edited by experts in hospice and palliative care, with backgrounds in clinical work, veterinary nursing, human mental health, bioethics, animal behavior, and thanatology. A companion website offers client handouts for use in practice. Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals is an essential purchase for any veterinarian offering hospice and palliative care services.
Key features
  • Presents the first thorough resource to providing veterinary hospice and palliative care
  • Offers practical guidance and best practices for caring for sick and dying animals
  • Provides an interdisciplinary team approach, from a variety of different perspectives
  • Gives concrete advice for easing pets more gently through their final stage of life
  • Includes access to a companion website with client education handouts to use in practice


Cuprins

List of Contributors xix
1 Introduction 1
Jessica Pierce
References 3
Further Reading 4
2 What is Animal Hospice and Palliative Care? 5
Amir Shanan and Tamara Shearer
3 The Interdisciplinary Team  15
Tammy Wynn and Amir Shanan
4 Quality of Life in the Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Patient 27
Jessica Pierce and Amir Shanan
5 Bond –Centered Animal Hospice and Palliative Care 41
Laurel Lagoni and Amir Shanan
6 Ethical Decision Making in Animal Hospice and Palliative Care 57
Jessica Pierce and Amir Shanan
7 Animal Hospice Models of Care 73
Kathleen Cooney
8 Prevalence of Diseases, Causes of Death, and Common Disease Trajectories in Hospice and Palliative Care Patients 81
Tamara Sheare
9 Cancers in Dogs and Cats 89
Alice Villalobos
10 Chronic Kidney Disease 101
Shea Cox
11 Congestive Heart Failure 109
Shea Cox
12 Respiratory Distress 115
Cheryl Braswel
13 Gastrointestinal Conditions 123
Shea Cox
14 Musculoskeletal Disorders 129
Tamara Shearer
15 Nervous System Disease 137
Tamara Shearer
16 Cognitive Dysfunction 147
Tamara Shearer
17 Recognizing Distress 153
Suzanne Hetts and Kristina August
18 Pharmacology Interventions for Symptom Management 165
Shea Cox
19 Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Complementary and Integrative Medicine Treatment Modalities
Tamara Shearer and Kristina August

20 Balancing Efficacy of Treatments against Burdens of Care 199
Kristina August
21 Nursing Care for Seriously Ill Animals Art and Techniques 211
Shea Cox and Mary Ellen Goldberg
22 Comfort Care During Active Dying 231
Gail Pope and Amir Shanan
23 Euthanasia in Animal Hospice 251
Kathleen Cooney
24 Mental Health Considerations in Caring for Animal Hospice and Palliative Caregivers and Providers 263
Amir Shanan
25 Addressing Spiritual Needs of Caregivers 285
Carol Rowehl
26 Supporting Other Needs 299
Shea Cox and Mary Ellen Goldberg
27 Aftercare 307
Coleen Ellis
Index 313

Notă biografică

The editors
Amir Shanan, DVM, is the Founding President of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, www.iaahpc.org, and the owner of Compassionate Veterinary Hospice, a veterinary practice dedicated to providing end–of–life care services, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jessica Pierce, BA, M.Div., PhD, is a bioethicist and affiliate faculty at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, USA.
Tamara Shearer, DVM, CCRP, CVPP, CVA, is the owner of Western Carolina Animal Pain Clinic / Shearer Pet Health Hospital in Sylva, North Carolina, USA.