Coping With Moral Distress: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals
When you’re caring for people with serious illnesses, complex moral and ethical issues may arise that conflict with your beliefs about what’s right. This eBook examines the signs and symptoms of moral distress and provides key strategies to strengthen your personal resilience.
The Whole Person Plan: A Tool to Guide APRNs in Palliative Care Discussions and Assessments
Palliative care treats patients as multidimensional people not defined by a diagnosis. This eBook unveils a new assessment tool that can help you better understand the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social of each person in your care so you can address potential areas of suffering.
Building Healthy Boundaries: Identifying and Reducing Risks in Palliative Care and Care Management
In health care, building healthy boundaries is essential to creating good professional relationships and avoiding costly litigation. In this eBook, you’ll learn about types of unhealthy boundaries, how to recognize the risks, and how to create healthy boundaries for yourself and your team.
The Power of Words: The Importance of Defining and Documenting in Patient-Centered Care
In palliative care, patients’ health care wishes are paramount. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to discuss and document patients’ treatment preferences and goals of care and ensure that everyone on the health care team is working cohesively to support the patients’ wishes.
The Five Trajectories: Supporting Patients During Serious Illness
Prognostication is a challenge for many health professionals. This eBook explores the common trajectories of serious illness and dying and offers a framework for how clinicians can best serve patients and families experiencing any one of them.
Gratitude: Self-Care Strategies to Improve Life and Work for Palliative Care and Care Management Professionals
Multiple studies show practicing gratitude is an effective way for health professionals to build resiliency and avoid burnout. This eBook offers simple but effective tools for incorporating gratitude into your life and work.
Mindfulness and Its Meaning in Palliative Care
Mindfulness is a stress-reducing practice that benefits patients with serious illness and the health professionals who care for them. In this eBook, Lauren Kriegel, LCSW, of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey explores some of the best practices and extraordinary benefits of mindfulness.
Advance Care Planning: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals
This eBook, produced in cooperation with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, is an advance care planning guide that helps health professionals in any setting communicate clearly with their patients about health care decision making.
Hope: How Social Workers and Counselors Can Help Those Facing Serious Illness
Hope is an important part of coping with serious illness. This eBook explores how social workers and other members of the palliative care or hospice team can support patients and families by fostering and supporting “healthy hope.”
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