Animal Hospice and Palliative Medicine for the House...
PublisherElsevier Health Science
About Book “Animal Hospice and Palliative Medicine for the House Call Veterinarian"
Over the past five years, there has been a significant rise in the number of pet owners who are seeking in-home medical treatment options for their pet ― particularly with regard to end-of-life care. This practical resource by Dr. Lynn Hendrix is the perfect guide for those veterinarians wanting to help meet this growing demand by incorporating house calls and end-of-life consulting into their practice. From setting up your business and performing your first in-home consultation to performing in-home euthanasia and providing grief support, Dr. Hendrix will walk you through how to effectively navigate all of the procedures and challenges related to this vital area of veterinary care and help maximize the amount of quality time that a pet has left.
- Includes topical sections on Euthanasia, imminent death, and body care.
- Provides practical guidance in the areas of family grief support, compassion fatigue, managing difficult home visits, and dispelling the myths of animal hospice and Euthanasia.
- Features a wealth of information on the diseases commonly seen at the end of life, including disease progression and trajectories.
- Covers the management of pain and related symptoms as well as providing physical support for the pet
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About the Author
Jacob Goldstein is the cohost of NPR's Planet Money. He has written about money for the New York Times Magazine, and his stories have aired on This American Life, All Things Considered and Morning Edition. He previously worked as a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, the Miami Herald and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, two kids, and a small dog.