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Title Hospice and palliative care for companion animals : principles and practice / edited by Amir Shanan, Compassionate Veterinary Hospital, USA, Jessica Pierce, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Tamara Shearer, Compassionate Veterinary Hospital, USA
Published Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017


Description 1 online resource
Contents Title Page ; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Contributors; About the Companion Website; Chapter 1 Introduction; References; Further Reading; Chapter 2 What is Animal Hospice and Palliative Care?; History of Animal Hospice; Scientific and Philosophical Roots; Early Beginnings; Organization and Recognition; Animal Hospice and Human Hospice; Ethical and Legal Differences; Economic Differences; Summary; References; Further Reading; Chapter 3 The Interdisciplinary Team; Interdisciplinary Teams in Human Hospice and Palliative Care; Interdisciplinary Teams in Animal Hospice and Palliative Care
Operating a Successful Interdisciplinary TeamCommon Mission and Vision; Team Members, their Roles and Responsibilities; Effective Communication and Collaboration; Summary; References; Chapter 4 Quality of Life in the Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Patient; What are Quality of Life Assessments and Why are they Important in End-of-Life Care? ; Qol is Key to Patient-Centered Care ; Pain, Suffering, Coping, and Adaptation in Animals; A Variety of Approaches to QOL; Mcmillan's Affect Balance Model; Other QOL Assessment Tools; Qualities of an Ideal QOL Assessment Tool
Step 1. Assess the Animal's Current QOLStep 2. Assess the Meaningful Trends in the Changes in an Animal's QOL Over Time; Summary; References; Further Reading; Chapter 5 Bond-Centered Animal Hospice and Palliative Care ; Client Care and the Bond-Centered Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Team ; The Emotional SOAP; When the Bond Breaks: Grief; Veterinarians and Animal Hospice Providers' Non?Medical Roles While Supporting Caregivers' Emotional Needs; Limiting the Role of Animal Hospice Veterinary Professionals and Other Providers (Except Licensed Mental Health Professionals)
Know Thyself, HealerDefining the Role of Animal Hospice Veterinary Professionals and Other Providers (Except Licensed Mental Health Professionals); The Role of Educator; The Role of Source of Support; The Role of Facilitator; The Role of Resource and Referral Guide; Resources; Extended Services; Conclusion; Resources; Memorials and Grief Support Resources; Counselors and Grief Support; Grief Support Training; Books for Caregivers; Books for Veterinarians; References; Chapter 6 Ethical Decision Making in Animal Hospice and Palliative Care ; Clinical Ethics; A Method for Moral Decision Making
Clinical Considerations and their Moral DimensionsAnimal Quality of Life, Pain, and Suffering; Contextual Factors Influencing Moral Decision Making; Patient Preferences; A Note on Decisional Regret; Professional Ethics; Providing Adequate Information; Guiding Client Decision Making: How Much Is Too Much?; Guiding the Euthanasia Decision; Financial Considerations in the Decision?Making Process; Role Ambiguity; Therapeutic Triad; Ethical Business Practices; Societal Ethics and the Role of Cultural Values; Conclusion; References; Further Reading; Chapter 7 Animal Hospice Models of Care
Summary "Hospice and Palliative Care for Companion Animals: Principles and Practice offers the first comprehensive reference to veterinary hospice and palliative care, with practical guidance and best practices for caring for sick and dying animals. 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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Pet medicine.
Hospice care.
Terminal care.
Animals -- Diseases.
Palliative treatment.
Animal Diseases
Hospice Care
Palliative Care
Terminal Care
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Animal Husbandry.
Terminal care
Palliative treatment
Animals -- Diseases
Hospice care
Pet medicine
Form Electronic book
Author Shanan, Amir, editor
Pierce, Jessica, 1965- editor.
Shearer, Tamara S., editor
LC no. 2016058295
ISBN 9781119036654