Palliative care resuscitation addresses the approach tocpr decisions in the community and ends with a suggested readinglist for those wishing to research the subject further itwill be essential reading for nurses on long stay wards in carehomes hospices and in trauma care and ae departments. 1 among deaths at one large childrens hospital the most common mode of inpatient death was withdrawal of life sustaining technologies followed by nonescalation of care during or at the time of death and failed resuscitation code. Description this book provides an up to date reference for healthcare professionals working in palliative care it provides an overview of resuscitation in palliative care and then looks at guidelines decision making including patient and family in the decision making process and the law and ethics of resuscitation. Medical advances have significantly improved the prognosis and life expectancy for many patients with life threatening illness however the ability to extend and prolong life increases the complexity of clinical decision making and this is particularly true in the context of palliative care. Primary care pediatrician may oversee the infants palliative care needs infants who are discharged with life limiting illnesses should have a plan of care including necessary resources and a portable non resuscitation
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