Hospice & Palliative Care Expert Releases New Version of Popular Guidebook

The need for skillful and compassionate hospice care is important, but hospice professionals and caregivers need to ensure they are also adhering to guidelines and standards for their profession.

In Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook, Third Edition, published by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma), expert Tina M. Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN, provides practical tips for hospice caregivers in an updated version of her popular book. It is a guide for all the questions and challenges hospice and palliative care professionals face in the workplace, including problem-specific guides for conditions like pulmonary care, liver disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and others.

While some texts are focused on the clinical or reflective pieces of hospice and palliative care, this book takes a holistic approach and is focused on important elements like documentation, management, coordination, and guidelines based on Marrelli’s years of expertise. As director of the first US hospice program to attain Joint Commission accreditation for hospice services, Marrelli’s expertise will help caregivers find the information they need quickly in daily practice.

Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook, Third Edition, has also been updated to reflect all the recent regulatory changes in a field that moves quickly. Marrelli’s insights give hospice professionals the tools they need to coordinate quality care, implement the high level of detail the field requires, and stay compliant with necessary requirements.

The book is available at http://sigmamarketplace.org/sttibooks.

About the author:

Tina M. Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN, is an international healthcare consultant specializing in home care and models of care provided in the community to people at home. She is President of Marrelli & Associates Inc., a publishing and consulting firm working in healthcare for more than 20 years; Chief Clinical Officer for Innovative Caregiving Solutions LLC; and founding member of the International Home Care Nurses Organization. She has authored more than a dozen book editions, edited three peer-reviewed publications, and served on multiple editorial boards.