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To date, there are four basic animal hospice business models: veterinary-clinic based, mobile-practice based, animal hospice case manager guided, and hospice sanctuaries or rescues. The provision of care by an interdisciplinary team (IDT) is a central tenet in palliative care and hospice philosophy ...

Author(s)
Cooney, K.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Hospice and palliative care for companion animals: principles and practice, 2017, pp 73-79
Abstract

Animal hospice and palliative care are rapidly evolving fields of animal health care. They have their roots in human hospice care philosophy on the one hand, and in the increasing recognition of the human-animal bond on the other. Care is provided to the patient from the time of a terminal...

Author(s)
Shanan, A.; Shearer, T.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Hospice and palliative care for companion animals: principles and practice, 2017, pp 5-13
Abstract

This book contains 27 chapters on the definition of animal hospice, palliative care, patient quality of life, ethical decision making, disease prevalence, causes of death, cancers in cats and dogs, chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal diseases,...

Author(s)
Shanan, A.; Pierce, J.; Shearer, T.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Hospice and palliative care for companion animals: principles and practice, 2017, pp xxi + 325 pp.
Abstract

The team-care aspect of hospice philosophy is as foreign to mainstream animal medical care today as it was to human medical care just one generation ago. This chapter briefly outlines the established roles of the interdisciplinary team (IDT) in human hospice and palliative care, and then presents...

Author(s)
Wynn, T.; Shanan, A.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Hospice and palliative care for companion animals: principles and practice, 2017, pp 15-25
Abstract

The care for the animal hospice patient is determined by the goals and preferences of the family with support and guidance from the hospice team. The veterinary nurse's medical roles involve all phases of the hospice and palliative care process, starting at the initial contact between caregiver,...

Author(s)
Cox, S.; Goldberg, M. E.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Hospice and palliative care for companion animals: principles and practice, 2017, pp 211-230
Abstract

This chapter focuses on the treatment of diseases and conditions the hospice and palliative care practitioner is most likely to confront. Having a big-picture understanding of the prevalence of diseases within the population of pet dogs and cats, the primary causes of death, and likely disease...

Author(s)
Shearer, T.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Hospice and palliative care for companion animals: principles and practice, 2017, pp 81-87
Abstract

Bond-centered care is a systematic approach to dealing with the non-medical needs of pet owners, while simultaneously treating pets' medical needs. The practice of providing bond-centered care is especially relevant for animal hospice teams and veterinarians who are dedicated to providing...

Author(s)
Lagoni, L.; Shanan, A.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Hospice and palliative care for companion animals: principles and practice, 2017, pp 41-55
Abstract

Family caregiving towards the end-of-life entails considerable emotional, social, financial and physical costs for caregivers, all of which need to be addressed in the hospice relationship. Caregivers are defined in animal hospice and palliative care as the animal's owner, and/or any others...

Author(s)
Cox, S.; Goldberg, M. E.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Hospice and palliative care for companion animals: principles and practice, 2017, pp 299-306
Abstract

The death of a pet is a universal experience for those who share their lives with animals. In parallel with a rising interest in palliative medicine, hospice care and advance-care planning within human medicine, increasing attention is currently being given to serious illness and death within...

Author(s)
Goldberg, K. J.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2016, 178, 15, pp 369-374
Abstract

End-of-life care is one of the most ethically complex and challenging areas of veterinary practice and animal caregiving. Caregivers and animals are both particularly vulnerable during the final stages of an animal's life, when illness, suffering, and mortality push their way onto center stage....

Author(s)
Pierce, J.; Shanan, A.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Hospice and palliative care for companion animals: principles and practice, 2017, pp 57-71

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