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  • Introduction
  • 1. Advance Care Planning
  • 2. Communicating Bad News
  • 3. Whole Patient Assessment
  • 4. Pain Management
  • 5. Assisted Suicide Debate
  • 6. Anxiety, Delirium
  • 7. Goals of Care
  • 8. Sudden Illness
  • 9. Medical Futility
  • 10. Common Symptoms
  • 11. Withholding Treatment
  • 12. Last Hours of Living
  • 13. Cultural Issues
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    Recommended Literature

    Eutsey DE, ed. Patient and family issues. Palliative Care: Patient and Family Counseling Manual. Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers, Inc.; 1996:1:1-1:10 and 3:1-3:37.

    Ferris FD, Flannery JS, McNeal HB, Morissette MR, Cameron R, Bally GA, eds. Module 4: Palliative care. In: A Comprehensive Guide for the Care of Persons with HIV Disease. Toronto, Ontario: Mount Sinai Hospital and Casey House Hospice Inc; 1995.

    Hope Hospice and Palliative Care. Care & Services. Fort Myers, FL: Hope Hospice and Palliative Care; 1997:57-65

    The Hospice Institute of the Florida Suncoast. Care at the Time of Death. Hospice Training Program. Largo, FL: The Hospice Institute of the Florida Suncoast; 1996.

    The Hospice Institute of the Florida Suncoast. Grief and Bereavement. Hospice Training Program. Largo, FL: The Hospice Institute of the Florida Suncoast; 1996.

    Twycross R, Lichter I. The terminal phase. In: Doyle D, Hanks GWC, MacDonald N, eds. Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine. 2nd ed. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press; 1998:977-992.

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