Half Title Page.
Table of Contents.
1: End-of-Life Perspectives.
2: Providing Care and Comfort at the End of Life.
3: Making End-of-Life Healthcare Decisions.
4: Cultural Response to Death.
5: Spirituality in End-of-Life Care.
6: Chronic Illness in Old Age.
7: Fact Sheet on End of Life.
8: Research Findings about End-of-Life Care and Outcomes.
9: Medical Management of End-of-Life Symptoms.
10: Palliative Care.
11: Chronic Illnesses and End-of-Life Care.
12: Pain Management and Assessment.
13: Managing and Treating Fatigue.
14: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
15: Artificial Hydration and Nutrition.
16: Nutrition in Cancer Care.
18: Medical Decisions Surrounding the End of Life.
19: Preferences for Care at the End of Life.
20: End-of-Life Care for Dementia.
21: End-of-Life Care for Advanced Cancer.
22: HIV/AIDS and End-of-Life Issues.
23: Ethics and Legal Issues in Palliative Care.
24: Last Days of Life.
25: Termination of Life-Sustaining Treatments.
26: Organ Donation of the Deceased and Transplantation.
27: Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia.
28: End-of-Life Care Facilities.
29: Long-Term Care.
30: Home Care for Critically Ill Patients.
31: Palliative Care and Hospice Care: Comforting the Terminally Ill.
32: End-of-Life Care Settings.
33: Insurance for End-of-Life Care.
34: End-of-Life Caregiving.
35: Communications among Patients, Families, and Providers.
36: Long-Distance Caregiving.
37: Take Care of Yourself While Caring for Others.
38: Things to Look out for as Death Approaches.
39: What to Do When Death Occurs.
40: Death and Children: Information for Parents.
41: When a Child Has Cancer.
42: Pediatric Palliative Care.
43: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
44: Stillbirth, Miscarriage, and Infant Death.
45: Helping Children Cope with Death.
46: Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network.
47: Legal and Economic Issues at the End of Life.
48: Getting Your Affairs in Order.
49: Patients’ Rights.
50: Advance Directives.
51: Financial Assistance for Long-Term or End-of-Life Care.
52: Social Security Benefits.
53: Duties of a Personal Representative (Executor).
54: Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
55: Final Arrangements.
56: Funeral Services: An Overview.
57: Planning a Funeral.
58: Military Funeral Planning.
59: Cremation Explained.
60: Medical Certification of Death.
61: If Death Occurs While Traveling.
62: Grief, Bereavement, and Coping with Loss.
63: Mourning the Death of a Spouse.
64: Mortality Statistics.
65: Life Expectancy: Global Trends.
66: Mortality Trends in the United States.
67: Leading Causes of Death in the United States.
68: Life Expectancy at Birth.
69: Infant and Maternal Mortality Trends and Disparities.
70: Work-Related Fatalities.
71: Childhood Risk of Injury-Related Death.
72: Suicide Facts and Statistics.
73: Alcohol-Attributable Deaths.
74: Deaths from Stroke.
75: Additional Help and Information.
76: Glossary of End-of-Life Terms.
77: Support Groups for End-of-Life Issues.
78: Resources for Information about Death and Dying.