Dealing with terminal illness is a frustrating and stressful time. With this straightforward guide you can develop a personal plan to manage the dying process, whether you are the patient, a family member, or health care professional. Drs. Davis and Keller take the reader through all the areas of the dying process, in a style that is honest and easy to understand. The discussion includes: -Medical concerns, such as administering nutrition/fluids, pain control, and hygiene; -Cancer, dementia, pneumonia, cardiac disease, and other specific diseases; -Legal concerns, such as living wills and other documents; -Hospice, comfort care, and the role of caregivers and healthcare professionals. Lance L. Davis, MD, MPH, and Albert H. Keller, DMin, have written a down-to-earth book that brings reassurance and peace to a very difficult situation. The combined experiences of this physician and ethicist/theologian help you understand and accept the dying process. Specific planning aids equip you to take proactive steps to reduce fear, pain, and wasted time.
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Dr. Lance Davis is a native North Carolinian who currently lives and works in Charleston, SC. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a BS in Biology, a Master's in Public Health-Nutrition and his Medical Doctorate. His residency training is in Family Medicine through the Medical University of South Carolina. He is board certified in Family Medicine and has extensive experience in Emergency Medicine. He has also worked as a hospitalist (inpatient physician). Holding the rank of Lieutenant Commander, Lance also serves in the US Naval Reserve Medical Corps, and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he served with the US Marine Corps. He is also a qualified US Navy Diver and Diving Medical Officer. Dr. Lance also has a strong interest in end-of-life care. This began in medical school and was honed in residency when he began to have responsibility for the care of seriously ill patients. He co-authored At the Close of Day…A Person-Centered Guidebook on End-of-Life Care with his mentor and friend, Bert Keller, DMin. He has helped guide countless patients and families through the dying process and has taught medical students and resident physicians to do the same. He sits on several advisory committees for end-of-life care organizations, and spent almost four years as a medical director of a large hospice.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. 8.50x5.50x0.58 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1492165409